Stories about Landlords

Real-estate industry rebels at modest measure to limit corporate rentals

Peskin wants to crack down on developers building housing that's actually long-term hotel rooms.

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.

Forget SB 50 — San Francisco needs a bold plan for social housing

European cities show how more than half the housing stock can be taken out of the private market -- and it works.

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

Legal settlement with Academy of Art University will have just one public hearing, and there's no way to appeal the EIR.

Supes look to protect tenants while planners make the housing crisis worse

Eviction limits headed to board -- while massive highrise goes before Planning Commission. That's The Agenda for Dec. 2-9, 2019

Should a developer lawyer be on the Planning Commission?

Plus: Taxing vacant storefronts, controlling new technology before it takes over the sidewalks, and housing issues in D4: That's The Agenda for Nov. 18-24

Already, Chesa Boudin is getting attacked in the press

Red-baiting starts before the new DA even takes office -- both nationally and in the Chron.

The future of SF politics

Is young, diverse, progressive -- and winning. The mayor doesn't seem to have noticed. Plus: taxing landlords who leave property vacant. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17

In dramatic hearing, Haney housing measure moves forward

City economist produces laughable report on negative impacts as Peskin raises the key question: Why do we want more office development anyway?

SF’s housing policy failure on full display this week

Plus: Limiting tax pass-throughs to tenants and a report card on the SFPD. That's The Agenda for Oct. 21-27