Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: Speculators

Should the tech boom pay the costs of the tech boom?

The Board of Supes will discuss two very different issues this week that are actually closely related and could inform some productive discussion about the housing market. On Wednesday/24,the Budget...

How to take housing out of the private market

Go through any of the real-estate-listings databases, and you’ll see dozens of small rental properties – typically places with four-to-six units – on the market these days. They are...

Could SF tax new IPO wealth?

Supervisor Gordon Mar wants a hearing on the impacts of the IPOs that are the result of the Twitter tax break and that threaten to overwhelm San Francisco with...
Jeff Adachi

The local TV news coverage of Jeff Adachi’s death is a disgrace

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Some of the TV news coverage of Jeff Adachi’s death has been utterly repugnant. Channel 4 and Channel 7 seem...

Save the Redstone Building!

My first job in San Francisco was in the Redstone Building, at 2940 16thStreet, near the 16thand Mission BART plaza. I worked as a canvasser for the Abalone Alliance,...

Breed’s State of the City: Let’s all work together

I have a lot of issues with Mayor London Breed’s State of the City speech, and I will get to that in a moment. But I have to say: I...

Capturing Harvey Milk’s martyrdom and living legacy

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassinations of Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. (It's also the 10th anniversary of Milk, the movie that immortalized that dark moment...

A No on 10 study out of UC Berkeley is so dumb it’s almost a joke

The opponents of Prop. 10, which would allow cities to expand rent control, have another academic study they’re touting to make the strange case that rent control is bad...

Statewide tenant group celebrates ten years of organizing

What began as an experiment is now the longest running statewide tenant organization in California history. Tenants Together, California’s statewide renters’ rights organization, is celebrating its ten-year anniversary at...

Poor People’s Campaign marches on Trump’s DC

Well I went down to the rich man’s house- to take back what he stole from me -- take back my dignity, take back my humanity…. There we were --...