Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Katy Tang

A stunning surprise: Interim Mayor Mark Farrell

In a stunning vote that nobody expected, the Board of Supes selected Sup. Mark Farrell to be interim mayor, leaving the June race wide open and with no incumbent. Farrell...

How we beat Airbnb

San Francisco has set another first in the annals of the tech economy: a 50% reduction in the number of Airbnb listings for the City and County. The curious...

Rich homeowners win one — but why is this even an issue?

It’s fair to ask whether a group of people who don’t live in Presidio Terrace, who aren’t wealthy neighbors of Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, would get the kind...

Supes pass anti-eviction bill — but vote 6-5 against a key enforcement measure

The supes approved new limits on owner move-in evictions Tuesday, taking a big step forward toward addressing the city’s latest eviction crisis – but by a 6-5 vote, the...

The Agenda: Supes to vote on stopping illegal evictions

One of the most important pieces of legislation to come before the supes this year will be heard in the Land Use Committee Monday/26 and should go to the...

Mayor’s allies push through divisive budget plan

The San Francisco budget blew up this week as moderate allies of Mayor Ed Lee pushed through a plan without progressive support. Late this afternoon, as all of the progressive...

SF public power agency under attack

The majority of the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee voted today to effectively cut funding for the only city agency that has a mandate to push for public power...

Wiener housing bill passes, trusting the market to solve the crisis

The biggest policy issue in Sacramento this spring, aside from health care, was almost certainly housing, and with good reason: San Francisco is not the only city that has...

The case for a homeless shelter in Bayview

  It’s Friday afternoon at the drop-in center known as Mother Brown’s on the corner of Jennings Street and Van Dyke Avenue. Despite the iron-gated door fronting the entrance, people...

What the city’s new housing policy will mean

San Francisco wound up with a sweeping new affordable housing policy this week, one that will encourage the demolition of some existing low-rise commercial buildings housing neighborhood businesses, increase...