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Blog Post Archive

Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee begins a second term after a 2015 campaign season in which the mayor’s promotion of Julie Christensen in District 3 and the ongoing housing crisis subjected him to more criticism than ever before. The mayor Read More » The post Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF

Aaron Peskin won a major victory in the D3 Supervisor’s race, reassembling the North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Chinatown political coalition that easily won him re-election as supervisor in 2004. With 100 % of the vote counted Peskin defeated Julie Christensen by a Read More » The post Peskin, Lee Win Big in SF appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Election Predictions, Nov. 2015

It’s been a long election season in San Francisco. And without further ado, here are my predictions in the key races whose outcome is not clear. District Three In 2012, I wrote a story that described Aaron Peskin’s shift from Read More » The post Election Predictions, Nov. 2015 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Election Won’t End SF Conflicts

I’ve got bad news for those thinking that the political conflicts underlying San Francisco’s increasingly nasty election season will end on Nov. 3—they won’t.  To the contrary, battles over short-term rentals (Prop F) and market rate housing in the Mission Read More » The post Election Won’t End SF Conflicts appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Airbnb Winning Battle, Losing War

My October 20 article touting Airbnb’s marketing prowess in San Francisco’s No on F campaign was followed a day later with its new messaging strategy on bus shelters that undermined my praise. The now widely panned campaign, which Airbnb saw Read More » The post Airbnb Winning Battle, Losing War appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Chronicle Wrong on Homelessness

The San Francisco Chronicle’s October 25 front-page story, “S.F.’s homeless crisis: Can Ed Lee clean up streets,” set a new low for erroneous reporting on the issue. The story’s conclusions—that Mayor Lee has ignored the homeless problem, that homeless coordinator Read More » The post SF Chronicle Wrong on Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Moves to Keep Teachers in City

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a plan on October 21 to address one of the city’s most vexing problems: how to keep teachers living in the city when they cannot afford rents on vacant apartments or the purchase price Read More » The post SF Moves to Keep Teachers in City appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Rising Tensions as SF Election Nears

San Francisco’s November 3 election is two weeks away and tensions are already boiling over. This is most evident in the two most high profile races: the District 3 contest between Julie Christensen and Aaron Peskin and Prop F, which Read More » The post Rising Tensions as SF Election Nears appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Becoming City of Wealthy—In 1981

“”Ten years from now, unless we adopt some sort of policy to insure income integration, we will crowd out all the middle-income people. I think San Francisco is going to become a very rich living area, a lot of single Read More » The post SF Becoming City of Wealthy—In 1981 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Nonprofit Conference on Income Inequality

The San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN) is organizing its fifth citywide public policy conference on October 29, 2015: New Realities 5: Developing a Nonprofit Policy Platform to Address Income Inequality in a Changing San Francisco. HSN is an association Read More » The post Nonprofit Conference on Income Inequality appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights

Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed sweeping new eviction protections Supervisor Jane Kim sponsored for the city’s tenants. That’s nothing new.  Lee has supported every single piece of tenant legislation that has passed the Board since taking office Read More » The post Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Remembering Ted Gullicksen, One Year Later

On October 13, 2014, the inspiring tenant activist Ted Gullicksen unexpectedly died in his sleep. Ted would be thrilled to know that the San Francisco tenant movement continued to win victories, but for myself and others Ted’s absence continues to Read More » The post Remembering Ted Gullicksen, One Year Later appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives

For many San Francisco activists, the November 3 election represents a defining moment for the city’s future. Yet despite all the mailings, billboards, and apocalyptic rhetoric, many San Francisco voters will not cast ballots. Early projections of a low turnout Read More » The post Low Turnout Threatens SF Progressives appeared first on Beyond Chron.

One Solution to SF’s Mental Health Crisis

San Francisco, like all major cities, struggles to assist those on the streets with mental health issues. So here’s one solution: the city should assign workers to walk neighborhoods identifying those in public crisis and getting them the help they Read More » The post One Solution to SF’s Mental Health Crisis appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Rezoning of Divisadero Sparks Controversy

Two weeks ago, at a hastily called community meeting on Divisadero Street near Alamo Square, over 70 neighbors packed into the back room of Club Waziema to voice their concerns about large-scale, unaffordable developments headed to the neighborhood.  Hundreds of Read More » The post Rezoning of Divisadero Sparks Controversy appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Rally Challenges City Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals

Prop F supporters rallied at City Hall yesterday prior to a Supervisor’s hearing on a new city agency’s enforcement of San Francisco’s short-term rental law. Critics challenged the only nine violations the agency has prosecuted, arguing that the housing crunch Read More » The post Rally Challenges City Enforcement of Short-Term Rentals appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit?

Last weekend, San Francisco featured a nude march down Dolores Street, the BDSM-themed Folsom Street Fair, and an anti-eviction themed Mission block party. Does this look like a city that, as one recent article described, “is starting to resemble a Read More » The post Has SF Lost Its Non-Conformist Spirit? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0

Alexandra Pelosi’s San Francisco 2.0 is on HBO tonight, and the forty minute documentary is often entertaining. But in her zeal to prove that the “tech invasion” is destroying the city, Pelosi promotes outright falsehoods and ignores facts. Instead of Read More » The post HBO’s Dishonest San Francisco 2.0 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Boosts Spending to Stop Ellis Evictions

Two events last week highlighted San Francisco’s growing financial investment in  stopping Ellis Act evictions. First, the city allocated another $234,000 to Ellis eviction legal representation. This brings the total to $744,000, allowing the Tenderloin Housing Clinic to hire another Read More » The post SF Boosts Spending to Stop Ellis Evictions appeared first on Beyond Chron.

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