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Tag: Mayor Ed Lee

The Leland Yee arrest – and fallout

    By Tim Redmond MARCH 26, 2014 -- The astonishing arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee on charges that include not just campaign-money corruption but conspiring to deal illegal weapons shakes...

Campos bill on Ellis Act clear first hurdle

By Tim Redmond March 24, 2014 -- Legislation by Sup. David Campos that would significantly raise the cost of evicting tenants under the Ellis Act cleared its first hurdle today...

San Francisco or bust: Class war and why we need to stand and fight to save our city

(Editors Note: This is a speech delivered to a business conference on the “Mid-Market Transformation,” March 12, 2014) By David Talbot I want to talk about a very taboo, a very...

Can the supervisors save manufacturing in San Francisco?

Manufacturing needs low rents – and if tech offices are allowed to intrude, it won't survive. By Zelda Bronstein March 12, 2014 -- On March 13, the San Francisco Planning Commission...

Despite ‘Twitter’ tax breaks, tech firms do little for senior neighbors

  Zendesk launched Link-SF, a database of resouces for homeless and low-income residents accessible from mobile devices, at a press event last week. Featured from left to right: SF Mayor...

Everyone in town (except a few landlords) is supporting Leno’s Ellis Act bill

State Sen. Mark Leno, with Mayor Ed Lee and Assemblymember Phil Ting By Tim Redmond FEB 24, 2014 -- A broad coalition that includes tenant activists as well as tech leaders...

Ellis Act reform effort starts in Sacramento

By Tim Redmond FEB 21, 2014 -- Efforts to reform the Ellis Act -- one of the key demands of the tenant rally this week -- are now underway. Assemblymember Tom...

Politics on Wednesday: Tony Kelly files, Ammiano fights for Healthy SF … and the rock band that makes (much)...

(So, I was up in Sacramento on the tenant bus yesterday. This week, the Politics on Tuesday Column is called Politics on Wednesday.) FEB. 19, 2014 -- It was no...

The big real-estate money in SF politics

  By Darwin Bond Graham The tech boom has made San Francisco's real estate the most expensive in the nation. Tech companies, from startups to Fortune 500 firms, are cleaving more...

City College funding bill challenges state commission that wants to shut school down

  Sen. Mark Leno announces his bill with Trustees Anita Grier and Rafael Mandelman, Mayor Ed Lee and Chancellor Arthur Tyler looking on. Photo by Sara Bloomberg By Sara Bloomberg FEB. 10,...