Stories about Speculators

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas

SF supes oppose Wiener real-estate bill

Breed sides with Wiener as debate shows clear differences among candidates for mayor

The flaws in Stanford’s anti-rent-control study

Two economists argue that rent control raises housing costs -- but that assumes we allow speculators to evict tenants

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

Suddenly, everyone's against the Wiener housing bill. Plus: Leno gets quizzed on his dubious endorsements, Kim calls for $1 billion bond at for housing and Alioto loses all possible left credibility

First mayoral debate has no winners and too much agreement

None of the candidates made a case for why they are different than the others; that's a problem when the city is in a serious crisis and so many voters are undecided

Protecting tenants from ‘renoviction’

Renters are getting pushed out of their long-term homes because city planners don't consider evictions in the permit process

Low-income housing units lost in Oakland, study shows

Anti-eviction Mapping Project shows how housing for poor people is being replaced with housing for tech workers

More housing. Higher prices. That’s what a new city report shows

The agenda: Mayor Ed Lee's legacy is reflected in part in a Planning Department report that shows the city is building lots of market-rate housing -- and prices are not coming down

No questions for Ed Lee? What has happened to the idea of robust debate?

The Agenda: Question Time has become a farce. Plus: Stopping evictions, SF politics 101, and fighting Trump's tax plan

Chiang wants to be governor, but is a bit vague on some key issues

State treasurer won't commit to repealing the Ellis Act or Costa-Hawkins, won't promise to support split-role property taxes, and wants to be the progressive who can 'balance a check book.'