Stories about Rent Control

A sleeper of an anti-tenant bill in Sacramento

By Tim Redmond APRIL 24, 2014 -- While San Francisco's legislators, Tom Ammiano and Mark Leno, are working on bills to reform the Ellis Act...

Politics on Tuesday: The Warriors, The Mayor, and Airbnb

Whoops – not happening   By Tim Redmond APRIL 22, 2014 -- The proponents of Prop. B, which would mandate a vote of the people for any...

New report shows how the Ellis Act is abused

By Tim Redmond APRIL 3, 2014 -- The majority of the Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco conflict with the original intent of the law,...

Plan to legalize in-laws stirs fear of density — and renters

By Tim Redmond MARCH 24, 2014 -- A proposal by Sup. David Chiu to offer amnesty for in-law apartments today ran into a classic San...

Tenants put landlord lawyers on notice for eviction

Time to go: Activists serve and eviction notice and offer services to a prominent landlord law firm. By Sara Bloomberg March 21, 2014 -- A bit...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

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 attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech...

Another way to look at housing in SF

By Tim Redmond I teach a class in SF political history at SF State's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and this morning my guest speaker was...

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...