Stories about Rent Control

Chiu’s new Airbnb plan ignores some planning suggestions. Can it still be fixed?

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 -- Supervisor David Chiu has introduced a new version of his Airbnb legislation in response to concerns raised by...

We’re back — with housing battles, the mayor vs. Wiener, Airbnb … it never ends

By Tim Redmond AUG. 4, 2014 – So many things happened while we were away – and no surprise, much of it had to do...

Finally, the myth of the poor landlord is exposed

By Tim Redmond JULY 7, 2014 – Finally, a local landlord (my neighbor, on my very same street, no less) has said what so desperately...

Court ruling could impact ParkMerced — and the future of the city’s landmark growth measure, Prop. M

By Tim Redmond JUNE 13, 2014 -- A legal case that’s pending in the state Court of Appeal could change the future of the giant...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

Politics on Tuesday: The missing issue in the campaign for Superior Court judge

By Tim Redmond MAY 27, 2014 -- I think it’s safe to say many of the people voting June 6th barely understand why there’s a...

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...