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Tagged with: Hillary Ronen

New board committees show little dramatic change—and some potential

Conservatives take over one panel, but progressives still control budget and land use—and a new committee on homelessness could take on a big role.

Community advocates push for major changes in city housing plan

Extraordinary hearing shows that Housing Element won't work—and Newsom Administration just wants to help real-estate interests make money.

Nonprofit with $20 million in city money defies supes, won’t talk about labor issues

Board members furious that the Felton Institute refused to answer questions at a hearing on union-contract issues.

John Crew, legendary police accountability activist (and wonderful guy) dies at 65

Plus: The mayor's mandatory resignation letters—and why the new Housing Element Draft is a long, detailed, carefully crafted joke. That's The Agenda for Oct. 9-16

Maybe the Mission Street vendors need an app

Big Tech gets to break the law with impunity; why not the folks on the street? Plus: The new DA's first weeks are a disaster, but the Chron doesn't seem to care.

Major housing policy changes happening—but will they work?

Upzoning, a budget deal, competing visions of affordable housing—and a bit of reality about the current market.

Supes demand big changes in Breed’s budget

Plus: A key vote on Lowell admissions—and what the final numbers on the Boudin recall show. That's The Agenda for June 19-26

What the Boudin recall does—and doesn’t—mean for SF politics

Low turnout, a deeply warped media narrative, and right-wing billionaire money framed a very conservative outcome. That's the real story.

Will the city’s Climate Plan ever happen? Plus: Election Day, tech-worker dorms …

... and shelter politics, the cost of cops, and an embarrassing NYT story. That's The Agenda for June 6-13.

Breed on affordable housing, places for homeless transitional youth …

... plus community policing and a creative approach to abortion rights in right-wing states. That's The Agenda for May 8-15.