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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Tagged with: One Percent

The brutal budget crisis of 2024—and how the city could address it without huge cuts

San Francisco needs to rethink how it collects taxes—and the state is going to have to get out of the way.

Billionaires file legal brief attacking the unhoused in SF

While city fails to train staff on sweeps, the people who created this crisis are asking the Supreme Court to blame the victims.

Media coverage of reparations hearing runs from bad to worse

News outlets miss the point, ignore the context, and can't even do basic math.

Nancy Pelosi is getting two more years. Maybe she can help SF with housing money

Is it all about her daughter taking her seat—or, for a change, will she use her clout to bring federal cash to SF for affordable housing?

Excess profits tax on billionaires could vaccinate the entire world

New study shows just how much richer the rich got in the pandemic—and what could be done if we taxed some of that unearned wealth.

COVID rent strips Latinx tenants in SF of savings, wealth, and security

El Tecolote survey shows that more than 75 percent of families lost all or most of their savings to preserve their housing during the pandemic.

Help is on the way — but many tenants don’t know about it

Phone bank seeks to find people eligible for rent relief who may not know it's available or how to apply. Here's how to join.

Free Muni moves a step forward — but Breed wants to block it

Supes agree to pilot plan after remarkable debate reflecting class and race issues.

Big Telecom giveaway bills head for state Assembly votes

Plus: Measure to limit CEQA appeals goes before supes and a rally to limit supportive housing rents. That's The Agenda for May 17-23

Not one dollar of state rent-relief money has arrived in SF

Hundreds of millions in federal funding is available -- but tenants aren't getting it.