Stories about Tenants

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban...

Tom’s Town: Making Google shuttles pay — and cutting party promoters some slack

By Tom Temprano In today’s San Francisco, $1 doesn’t stand to buy you a whole lot. Sure, it can get you a can of Tecate...

The year San Francisco fought back

By Tim Redmond There was not a lot of good news for my city in 2013: Evictions soared, nonprofits were forced out, artists have become...

POLITICS ON TUESDAY: Jerry Brown’s presidential campaign and the politics of a serious local Ellis Act limit

  By Tim Redmond Willie Brown says he broke the story that Our Governor is thinking about running for president. (Yes, of the United States.) Mark...

How tech can be part of the solution

By Tim Redmond It’s getting to be a war zone out there, a class war zone – and if the mayor hasn’t noticed it, the...

LEGAL TAX CHEATING: City loses $137 million to pointless “deferrals”

By Tim Redmond San Francisco has allowed developers to defer $166 million in payments that should have gone to affordable housing, Muni, and childcare, an...

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...

A little reality about the housing market in SF

By Tim Redmond Michael Yarne, a developer, former mayoral advisor and advocate for increased housing construction in San Francisco, has a metaphor for what economists...