Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: District 5

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

Fascinating housing discussion last week at the Board of Supes. The issue involves a large site at Geary and Masonic that for years was home to the now-shuttered Lucky...

SF heads toward eviction moratorium

Mayor London Breed said she will issue a directive to place a moratorium on evictions in the midst of the coronavirus at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The directive...

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Supervisor Dean Preston is demanding that one of San Francisco’s biggest landlords, Veritas Investments, halt the sale of 76 buildings in the hope that the city can develop plans...

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supervisor Shamann Walton announced Friday that he’s asking the city to develop a reparations plan for the Black community. “The effect of slavery still remains and still resonates in our...

Supes poised to create 12 new districts where vacancy tax can be assessed

The Board of Supes is moving to create a dozen new neighborhood commercial districts – a move that will bring more of the city under the vacancy tax on...

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Supervisor Dean Preston announced Tuesday the introduction of legislation that would bring the Fillmore-Western Addition’s historic Midtown Park Apartments under rent control. The rents at the Midtown Park Apartments had...

Preston to join board Dec. 17

City Hall will move another big step in the progressive direction next week as Dean Preston joins the Board of Supes. Preston, who narrowly defeated incumbent Vallie Brown in November,...

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Five years into the ongoing campaign for tenant ownership and self-management at the Midtown Park Apartments, residents have won two major victories. Earlier this year, the Mayor’s Office of Housing...

Vallie Brown tenant disputes the supervisor’s version of her eviction

A tenant who lived in the Fillmore Street building that Vallie Brown bought in 1994 told me today that Brown’s account of what happened 25 years ago was inaccurate. Brown...

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

A story is unfolding in the District Five supervisor race, ignored by the news media, that illustrates the contradiction between narrative and fact that underlies so much of current...