Stories about Rent Control

Is the Left in SF dead? Um, no …

  By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 23, 2014 – We got quite a crowd for the Save the  Bay Guardian rally at noon today – at least 75 people, maybe 100. I...

The right-wing attack on tenant protections in San Francisco

By Tim Redmond OCTOBER 9, 2014 – On Monday morning, Oct. 6, in a federal courtroom, the oldest pro-corporate, libertarian legal organization in the nation was trying to shut down...

At risk: 238 rent-controlled housing units

By Tim Redmond There’s a strange proposal making its way through the San Francisco planning process that would lead to the loss of 238 low-cost residential hotel units – and...

SF planners decide it’s just fine to demolish rent-controlled housing

By Tim Redmond It’s not, by San Francisco development standards, a terribly big project. It’s not in the Mission or Soma, ground zero for development battles these days. The Planning Commission...

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 city planners – but the...

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 with housing. Let’s start with Airbnb,...

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 needed to be said about...

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 ParkMerced development – and impact...

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, public transit, and government accountability:...

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 race for Superior Court judge...