Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Tenant Rights

Epic Sacramento showdown over looming eviction tsunami

In an important State Capitol legislative shift, on Thursday Berkeley Assemblymember Nancy Skinner agreed to amend her controversial housing bill, AB1085. She said she will delete the section of that...

The politics of the race for SF judge

When four public defenders challenged sitting judges two years ago, it created a furor in the world of the local judiciary. As I wrote back then, judges by and...

Supes look to protect tenants while planners make the housing crisis worse

UPDATE: The item on the Hines tower has been updated to reflect new numbers. Sup. Matt Haney is pushing legislation that would extend eviction protections to buildings constructed after 1979....

After 50 years, SF poised to move on public power

The Chron kicked off the annual media week of stories on homelessness Sunday with a long, detailed, Q&A – readers submitted questions, and Editor Audrey Cooper and Reporter Kevin...

SF rent control turns 40

Sometimes even long-time San Franciscans take the city's rent control regulations for granted, but we need to remember that we have tenant projections today because ordinary people fought for...

Supes vote on Breed’s Rent Board appointee will be political test

The full Board of Supes will be voting Tuesday/23 on the appointment of a supporter of Mayor Breed who has little connection with the organized tenant movement and no...

Who supports real rent control — and environmental justice in Bayview?

All 11 supervisors will have to take a public stand Tuesday/2 on Proposition 10, the statewide ballot measure that would allow cities to impose effective rent control. Sup. Aaron...

Big Tech, Real Estate money pours into D6 and D4

You can tell a lot about a politician by what they have done in previous offices – a School Board member running for supervisor has a record, a supervisor...

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...

We know how to control housing costs

Editors note: This is the testimony Professor Peter Dreier gave June 21 at a joint hearing of the state  Senate Judiciary Committee and the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community...