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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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.

Who Will Replace Kim in D6?

The election to replace Jane Kim as D6 supervisor is over a year away, but after Joe Fitz Rodriquez covered Sonja Trauss’ candidacy last week it became clear there is lots of interest in this race. I see a three Read More » The post Who Will Replace Kim in D6? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Tony Medina, Longtime Tenderloin Activist, Dies at 76

Tony Medina, a good friend and longtime co-worker of mine at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, died on July 9 at age 76. He will be sorely missed. Like many Tenderloin residents, Tony arrived in the Tenderloin after a life of Read More » The post Tony Medina, Longtime Tenderloin Activist, Dies at 76 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Will SF Go Big?

SF Needs 1100 Plus Units at Balboa Reservoir As an evaluation panel decides the future of the 17-acre Balboa Reservoir behind closed doors this week, one question remains: Will San Francisco go big? Three development teams are competing for the Read More » The post Will SF Go Big? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

GRANDMA BEATS TECHIE SPECULATOR IN COURT

In Pachamama Tradition, Peruvian Grandmother Successfully Resists Ellis Eviction As I wrote in the Spring of 2016, grounded for 35 years in the Sunset District, Mariella Morales is braced with Pachamama beliefs from her childhood in Peru, that humans are Read More » The post GRANDMA BEATS TECHIE SPECULATOR IN COURT appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Unfair Budget Process

San Francisco’s budget process was very unfair this year. So says the fable of the little red hen. The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks her fellow farm animals– a pig, cat, rat, duck, goose, dog, Read More » The post SF’s Unfair Budget Process appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s Mandate: Build Housing and Stop Evictions

Supes Must Pass Tough OMI Restrictions Since San Francisco’s housing crisis began in 1978, the city has never aggressively moved to both build housing and stop no-fault evictions. Never. But it can do so now. The city’s biggest failure has Read More » The post SF’s Mandate: Build Housing and Stop Evictions appeared first on Beyond Chron.

COMMENT ON THE 2017 SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS COUNT

The U.S. Supreme Court in Silverman v. United States, said, “A sane, decent, civilized society must provide some such oasis, some shelter from public scrutiny, some insulated enclosure, some enclave, some inviolate place which is a man’s castle.”  According to Read More » The post COMMENT ON THE 2017 SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS COUNT appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Can We Make Civic Center Clusterfest Year-Round?

Last weekend’s Colossal Clusterfest in San Francisco’s Civic Center was a colossal success. Another Planet Entertainment took on the challenge of a three-day comedy extravaganza and struck comic gold. So that led me to wonder: why can’t we turn the Read More » The post Can We Make Civic Center Clusterfest Year-Round? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Conventions Aim to Galvanize SF Tenants

The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition (SFADC) is hosting tenant conventions across the city in a critical effort to galvanize and educate the city’s renters. Neighborhood tenant conventions have proved an effective recruitment and mobilizing tool since 1992. A series of Read More » The post Conventions Aim to Galvanize SF Tenants appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Understanding Steve Kawa’s Legacy

Steve Kawa’s retirement announcement last week led many to repeat some  misunderstandings about his role as chief of staff to San Francisco’s last three mayors. A “shadow mayor”? A “powerbroker”?  An “enforcer”? Someone who “builds the power of moderate mayors”? Read More » The post Understanding Steve Kawa’s Legacy appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Who Won SF’s Housing Fight?

Now that San Francisco Supervisors  have reached a deal on new inclusionary housing rules along with backing Katy Tang’s HOME SF proposal, who were the winners? And why does one portion of the agreement misunderstand the city’s housing crisis? Let’s Read More » The post Who Won SF’s Housing Fight? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Where Will SF Put Safe Injection Sites?

Growing complaints about open drug use in San Francisco has increased political support for safe injection sites. This leads to the issue of geographic equity I recently raised about Navigation Centers: will city neighborhoods accept their fair share of injection Read More » The post Where Will SF Put Safe Injection Sites? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

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