Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Speculators

The Agenda, New Year’s edition: Saving City College …

It’s pretty unusual for a public official who runs a major institution that is short of cash to refuse help. But that’s what’s going on at City College –...

The violence of wealth-hoarding

Your ambivalence is violence Your paralysis is more homelessness Your hoarding creates our  impoverished life story I have shared with descendants of wealth-hoarders, land stealers who know that something is wrong -- that...

Supes to vote on Wiener’s development bill

A Board of Supes committee will decide Thursday/5whether to oppose state Sen. Scott Wiener’s SB 50– and at this point, there are eight votes to say No. That’s enough to...

Mayor Breed sides with the Yimbys and developers

The housing agenda of Mayor London Breed continues to become more clear – and it’s entirely in line with development interests and the Yimby folks. Breed appointed a development lawyer,...

The Street Sheet: 30 years of journalism by and for homeless people

  Since 2001, I’ve been involved with Street Sheet in some capacity — at first as a freelancer, and now as a sort-of managing editor —  but my relationship with...

SF Planning’s really weak ‘Community Stabilization Policy’

The San Francisco Planning Commission will hear a presentation Thursday/ 17 on the department’s Community Stabilization Policy– supposedly an interagency effort to fight the disaster of displacement that has...

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

Sup. Vallie Brown has a narrative driving her campaign: She had a difficult childhood, faced evictions and homelessness, and is now working to protect the rights of tenants. Here’s...

The real lessons from the surging numbers of homeless people on the streets of SF

The biggest takeaway from the disturbing (but not surprising) new homeless-count numbers is not that there are more homeless people on the streets. We all know that. It’s this: Mayor London...

BREAKING: Wiener’s housing deregulation bill on hold — for now

State Senator Scott Wiener’s AB 50, which would have deregulated housing across California, was pulled from this year’s Legislative session today. Sen. Anthony Portantino, who chairs the Appropriations Committee, said...

Activists warn of a new landlord scam: Seismic upgrade evictions

A relatively obscure hearing at the Board of Appeals this week shed some important light on the preservation of rental housing and a potential landlord scam that could threaten...