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Tag: Sup. Malia Cohen

Democratic Party backs tenants — narrowly

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- The biggest applause at the Democratic County Central Committee last night came about an hour and a half into the meeting, when Chair...

Politics on Tuesday: City College, Airbnb, and District 8

Will the mayor admit that the city attorney was right?Photo by Luke Thomas By Tim Redmond The accrediting commission that's been trying to shut down City College just warned San Francisco...

Breed tries to derail Campos tenant-protection bill

Despite a tenant-heavy district, Sup. London Breed is seeking amendments that would undermine a tenant-protection bill   By Tim Redmond APRIL 3, 2014 -- The legislation by Sup. David Campos that seeks...

Campos bill on Ellis Act clear first hurdle

By Tim Redmond March 24, 2014 -- Legislation by Sup. David Campos that would significantly raise the cost of evicting tenants under the Ellis Act cleared its first hurdle today...

Plan to legalize in-laws stirs fear of density — and renters

By Tim Redmond MARCH 24, 2014 -- A proposal by Sup. David Chiu to offer amnesty for in-law apartments today ran into a classic San Francisco buzz saw: Opposition to...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.

Can the supervisors save manufacturing in San Francisco?

Manufacturing needs low rents – and if tech offices are allowed to intrude, it won't survive. By Zelda Bronstein March 12, 2014 -- On March 13, the San Francisco Planning Commission...

Politics on Tuesday: The tenant vote, D10 – and a place where housing prices just go down

By Tim Redmond FEB. 11, 2014 -- There was a telling moment at the tenant convention this weekend, a hint at how the race for state Assembly is shaping up. Six...

Mayor Lee gets dogged by questions on his friend’s house falling down

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee came to the Board of Supervisors to talk about dogs, but the issue that dogged him out in the hall afterward was the collapse...