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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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Will Parkmerced Set Precedent for Westside Development? It Already Has

  Wiener’s SB 837 Could Bring Even More Westside Housing Richard Brandi remembers growing up in 1960s San Francisco like it was yesterday. The architectural historian attended Lick-Wilmerding High School in Ingleside, not far from his...Show More Summary

SF’s Surprising Mayor’s Race

Our June Prediction The field to replace Mayor Ed Lee is set. It is surprising for two reasons. First,  several major candidates were expected to enter the contest since every supervisor and elected official other than David Chiu could run Read More » The post SF’s Surprising Mayor’s Race appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Willie Brown and the SF Mayor’s Race

Today is the filing deadline for San Francisco’s June mayoral election. And the four top candidates have a key fact in common: all had their political careers launched or boosted by Willie  Lewis Brown, Jr. This should not come as Read More » The post Willie Brown and the SF Mayor’s Race appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race

A Five Month Sprint to the Mayor’s Office On January 9 at 5:00pm we will know who is running in San Francisco’s June mayoral election.  Mark Leno and Jane Kim have already filed. Others will  join them, and some may Read More » The post SF’s Wild Mayor’s Race appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review

My annual year in review story follows the tragic December 12 death of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Having written last week about Lee’s historic legacy, this story instead focuses on the year’s political events. I will write about post-Lee Read More » The post SF Politics 2017: The Year in Review appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy

I envisioned writing about San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s historic legacy—-in December 2019, as his days in office ended. It is with great sadness that I publish this now. I may have written more stories about Mayor Lee’s tenure than Read More » The post Ed Lee’s Historic Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Leno Goes Left

San Francisco’s 2019 Mayor’s race is still two years away, but Mark Leno is already moving to secure progressive votes. In the past week Leno endorsed Rafael Mandelman for supervisor in D8 and Matt Haney in D6. Both will get Read More » The post Leno Goes Left appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Choice: A Chain Store or Housing?

New Test for SF’s Pro-Housing Direction 1600 Jackson Street along San Francisco’s Polk Gulch is the perfect housing site. It’s a choice corner location on a transit and retail corridor a short walk from shopping.  The project’s residents would increase Read More » The post SF’s Choice: A Chain Store or Housing? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Why Is Liberal SF Blocking Cannabis?

City’s Double Standard Over Exposing Kids to Drugs As I entered City Hall last Thursday I confronted a large crowd creating a huge line in front of the metal detectors. All were Asian and wore white baseball caps. I asked Read More » The post Why Is Liberal SF Blocking Cannabis? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is doing something long overdue and badly needed: it is mobilizing pressure on city councils to build housing outside San Francisco. From Brisbane to Mountain View, SFHAC is showing the connection between the Read More » The post SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates

Costa-Hawkins Repeal, More Dollars on Table? At last Friday’s historic housing bill signing ceremony, legislators insisted that 2017 was not a one-time deal. Every speaker said that tackling the housing crisis required further action in 2018, and even Governor Brown Read More » The post Next Steps for CA Housing Advocates appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Politically Successful “Moderates”

How Local “Moderates” Become “Progressive” What do Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Governor front runner Gavin Newsom, State Senator Scott Wiener, former State Senator and mayoral...Show More Summary

TMG’s CPMC Project Falls Short

More and Affordable Units Needed on Site Developers navigating San Francisco’s drawn-out entitlement process often face a dilemma. If they want a smooth permitting process they should play nice with neighbors. If not, then hello discretionary review and possibly goodbye Read More » The post TMG’s CPMC Project Falls Short appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8

District 8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and challenger Rafael Mandelman meet twice in 2017, first in June and then November. If Mandelman wins in June he replaces Sheehy on the Board. If he loses, the two still meet in a winner Read More » The post Sheehy, Mandelman Square Off in D8 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Wiener, Chiu Star in CA Housing Fight

SF Legislators Play Key Role on Housing Los Angeles dominates the California Legislature but two San Franciscans—State Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly member David Chiu—are playing key roles in the fight for state affordable housing funding. Wiener is the lead Read More » The post Wiener, Chiu Star in CA Housing Fight appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Agency’s Plans for 440 Turk: Wrong Policy, Wrong Place, Wrong Price

While the Tenderloin neighborhood is up in arms over the Department of Homelessness’ (DHSH) plans for a 24-hour homeless drop-in center at 440 Turk, opening the program in the wrong place is just part of the problem. Equally troubling is Read More » The post SF Agency’s Plans for 440 Turk: Wrong Policy, Wrong Place, Wrong Price appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Is Authentic SF Vanishing?

The proposed sale of the Gangway, San Francisco’s oldest gay bar, revives questions as to what the loss of storied businesses means for the city. Located at 841 Larkin Street under the Hartland Hotel in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the Read More » The post Is Authentic SF Vanishing? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Supes’ Stellar Year

Has any prior San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed more critical housing legislation in a seven month period than the current group in 2017?  I don’t think so. Yet the Board’s stellar record has gotten little attention. The health care Read More » The post SF Supes’ Stellar Year appeared first on Beyond Chron.

A Special Report: The Tenderloin Betrayed

Until the community and Supervisor Jane Kim mobilized to stop it, a 24 hour homeless service center would have opened in longtime office space in the Tenderloin without a single stakeholder—or even Supervisor Kim—being told about it in advance. Kim Read More » The post A Special Report: The Tenderloin Betrayed appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Katy Tang: A Fighter for Housing.

Supervisor Katy Tang is a one woman wrecking crew. Beyond Chron sat down with the supervisor for a quick chat about the city’s freshly passed affordable housing bonus program, also known as HOME-SF. It’s been almost two months since a Read More » The post Katy Tang: A Fighter for Housing. appeared first on Beyond Chron.

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