Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Rent Control

Two opportunities to address Black housing inequities

Midtown in SF and Golden Gate Village in Marin could become models for Black self-determination.

A dramatic new report sheds real light on homeless policies

The Coalition on Homelessness released a dramatic new study today that – unlike most reports on the unhoused – relies on data collected directly from the people on the...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

The problem with ‘centrists’

The resignation of New York Times columnist Bari Weiss is all over the news, and the right-wingosphere is using it to push the demonstrably false narrative that major news...

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

Fascinating housing discussion last week at the Board of Supes. The issue involves a large site at Geary and Masonic that for years was home to the now-shuttered Lucky...

Affordable housing is a great bargain for SF

A recent New York Times article, headlined "Why Does it Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco," continues the Gray Lady's endless assault on the factual reality...

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Sup. Aaron Peskin opened a hearing this week on regulations of corporate rentals with a remarkable statement: “In the almost 20 years I have been on and off this board,”...

Unlimited growth doesn’t help the local economy

I went to see Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel-prize-winning economist, speak at USF last week. Lectures by economists don’t tend to fill up large rooms, but in this case, the...

The misleading reports (and reporting) on Prop. E

I was around in 1986, when the San Francisco Chronicle, along with most of the political power structure of the city, argued that Proposition M, a measure to limit...

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Supervisor Dean Preston is demanding that one of San Francisco’s biggest landlords, Veritas Investments, halt the sale of 76 buildings in the hope that the city can develop plans...