Stories about District 5

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Preston wants the city to put together a bid for some of the 2,164 units that a huge landlord has suddenly put on the market.

Walton wants SF to get serious about reparations

Supe creating task force to look at how the city can pay back the Black community for 400 years of slavery.

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

Every part of town would have a neighborhood commercial district where vacant storefronts would pay a fee.

Preston wants rent control for Midtown

Legislation would protect tenants in the historic city-owned complex.

Preston to join board Dec. 17

New supe will be the first Democratic Socialist on the board since Harry Britt.

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Developer is out, demolition is off the table -- and a new supervisor could bring rent control back to the Western Addition complex.

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

Mary Packer, who was evicted by Brown and her co-owners, says she was never given a chance to stay.

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

Unpacking the failed news media narrative of Nimbys in SF -- and how it applies to the D5 supervisor race.

Outside money starts to pour into D5 supe race

$10K from IBEW national office suggests the flow of independent-expenditure cash is about the become a flood.

Housing is focus of D5 debate

Brown, Preston differ sharply on SB 50 and the amount of affordable housing developers can afford.