Stories about Rent Control

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...

Citywide tenant convention: “This is the start of a movement”

By Tim Redmond FEB.10, 2014 -- Among the old-timers at the San Francisco tenants convention Saturday, the same question kept coming up: When was the...

City beat: Mayor Ed Lee’s “road to Sacramento” and the impact of Google buses

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee agreed Tuesday that the way speculators are using the Ellis Act in San Francisco is "unacceptable." He said some...

Tenants planning 2014 agenda

Tenants packed the LGBT center to talk about how to fight back  By Tim Redmond There had to be 250 people at the Castro Tenants Convention...

POLITICS ON TUESDAY: Dufty, again? Kelly, again? And what tech could really do to change its image

By Tim Redmond Wouldn’t it be crazy if Bevan Dufty, who has redeemed himself somewhat among progressives as the mayor’s homeless services coordinator, decided to...

A little reality about the housing market in SF

By Tim Redmond Michael Yarne, a developer, former mayoral advisor and advocate for increased housing construction in San Francisco, has a metaphor for what economists...

The developers’ dilemma

Developers are meeting in San Francisco to talk about how to fix the housing crisis, and one source told me this was all about...