Stories about Speculators

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore...

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...

City Beat: Serial Ellis Evictors and mid-Market community benefits (or not)

A map of all the no-fault evictions in the city (antievictionmap.squarespace.com)   By Tim Redmond I'm not a church-going sort, but at least once a year I...

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...

The year San Francisco fought back

By Tim Redmond There was not a lot of good news for my city in 2013: Evictions soared, nonprofits were forced out, artists have become...

How tech can be part of the solution

By Tim Redmond It’s getting to be a war zone out there, a class war zone – and if the mayor hasn’t noticed it, the...

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...