Friday, January 15, 2021

Tag: Local Government

Zoning and housing costs: The debate continues

UCLA professors respond to our piece on housing costs -- and why this discussion matters.

State auditor attacks local land-use authority

Study of housing agency finances veers into politically disputed territory.

For Puerto Rican freedom, MaJo Montijo summons a bomba ‘Huracán’

Oakland musician fights "continuous colonial disaster," including Hurricane MarĂ­a aftermath, with gale-force release.

Big real estate escapes $360 million in annual SF taxes

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Owners of 55 local buildings (including Donald Trump) use Prop. 13 to save millions in taxes that could go to schools and city services.

Cannabis tax money goes to fund the cops

One way to defund the police: take away the mandatory cut they get of the state's taxes on weed.

Supreme Court upholds Prop. C in major victory for SF homeless advocates

Ruling shows that the odious Prop. 13, which devastated schools and local government, is starting to crumble.

BREAKING: California Labor Federation drops Wiener endorsement

In a stunning turnaround, the California Labor Federation today decided not to endorse incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener for re-election. The powerful organization had backed Wiener in the March primary...

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Less than a week after hearing oral arguments on the validity of the city’s big-business tax to fund homeless programs, a unanimous panel of the state Court of Appeal...

Public toilets—and public corruption

The deepening public works scandal, which now involves political connected permit expediter Walter Wong, appears to have links to a big corporation that has been doing business in SF...

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

A California Court of Appeal panel yesterday heard oral arguments on a lawsuit seeking to block the city from collecting taxes from the biggest corporations in town to fund...