Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Tenants Union

The end of Shahid Buttar’s campaign — and the lessons

Shahid Buttar’s campaign against Rep. Nancy Pelosi was always a longshot. He was challenging the person most responsible for challenging Donald Trump, and while Pelosi has angered some progressives...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Big money from the cops is becoming politically toxic

One of the positive results of the past week of in-the-streets outrage is the increased focus on politicians who take money from law-enforcement organizations – and on the possibility...

Sup. Preston calls for permanent ban on evictions due to COVID-related rent debt

Sup. Dean Preston is moving to ensure that tenants who are impacted by COVID-19 don’t wind up getting evicted after the crisis is over. Preston announced today legislation that would...

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Sup. Aaron Peskin opened a hearing this week on regulations of corporate rentals with a remarkable statement: “In the almost 20 years I have been on and off this board,”...

Teacher’s Union endorses Wiener opponent for state Senate

The March State Senate primary in San Francisco is heating up. Jackie Fielder, the Indigenous-Mexicana queer activist who has been involved in the campaign for a public bank in San...

Protesters shut down Wiener at SB50 press conference

A group of homeless mothers and their supporters shut down California State Senator Scott Wiener’s press conference announcing the reintroduction of the contentious housing bill SB 50 this morning...

Our top stories of 2019

From the election of Chesa Boudin and Dean Preston to a renewed spirit of arts and culture in the face of displacement, the 48 Hills team was kept on...

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....

The big money in the major SF races

The San Francisco Chronicle finally got around to covering the story about Sup. Vallie Brown evicting tenants last week, almost three weeks after SF Weekly first broke the news...