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While homeless campers have led some to despair over San Francisco’s efforts to reduce homelessness, this scene does not present a true picture. San Francisco has actually taken and is currently taking major steps forward in battling homelessness. San Francisco Read More » The post SF Succeeds in Battling Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
A big and exciting change is coming down the pike for the City’s inclusionary housing requirement. This June, a measure proposed by Supervisors Kim and Peskin will be on the ballot to take the inclusionary housing policy back out from Read More » The post Good Changes Ahead for Inclusionary Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco is a few years into an unprecedented housing affordability crisis characterized by the heartbreaking displacement of too many renters who cannot keep up with exploding prices. Following the painful loss of SF Redevelopment funding and with the continued Read More » The post What is Best Way to Build More Affordable Housing?? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco has a serious gentrification problem. But not everything that happens within the city’s 49 square miles is part of a narrative of gentrification and displacement. Critics of Super Bowl City, however, felt otherwise. And that led them to Read More » The post Critics Wrong on Super Bowl City appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco has a housing crisis. And while some see new market rate housing as worsening it, the November defeat of the Mission Moratorium (Prop L) and passage of the $310 Affordable Housing Bond (Prop A) shows most San Francisco Read More » The post SF Housing Politics Exposed appeared first on Beyond Chron.
After winning election pledging to address San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis, Supervisor Aaron Peskin is now promoting a novel strategy: expanding rent control to newly constructed buildings. While state law bars rent control...Show More Summary
Unless independently wealthy, candidates for public office in the United States have to raise money. And this political reality guarantees that elected politicians will take actions that benefit campaign contributors. That’s why all the talk about “pay to play” at Read More » The post The “Pay to Play” Myth at SF City Hall appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The run up to Super Bowl 50 has begun. Now it’s time to predict how the media will cover San Francisco’s happenings over the next two weeks. Before starting, my early December forecast that San Francisco would “not go for Read More » The post 5 Top SF Media Angles for Super Bowl 50 appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Regular readers know that I favor solving problems over talking about them. That’s why it’s frustrating to read stories about abuse of San Francisco’s short-term rental law when at least 75% of illegal rentals could be stopped with a single Read More » The post Stopping SF’s Illegal Airbnb Rentals appeared first on Beyond Chron.
As San Francisco faces another low turnout June election, the city’s progressives are trying to change this pattern. Seeking to win control of the city’s Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), progressives are using June ballot initiatives to get their voters Read More » The post SF’s June Election Surprise appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Last Friday, a San Francisco jury convicted Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow of all 162 charges against him. They included racketeering, murder and conspiracy to commit murder. “It’s clear the jury didn’t believe a thing about what Chow’s defense said,” said Read More » The post Why the Media Believed Shrimp Boy appeared first on Beyond Chron.
“It’s raining! It’s pouring! Evictions are soaring!” chanted the small but defiant crowd on the corner of Vermont and Franklin avenues in Los Angeles’ gentrifying Los Feliz neighborhood. Holding signs reading, “Honk if your rent is too high” and “Where Read More » The post Los Feliz: Piñatas & Eviction Notices appeared first on Beyond Chron.
This story is prompted by a picket sign I saw at a recent anti-police brutality protest sponsored by two San Francisco families, one Latino and one Black, whose sons were shot dead in separate incidents following a barrage of police Read More » The post Black Homes Matter: SF’s Vanishing Black Population appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently announced a proposed charter amendment that would remove the mayor’s power to appoint supervisors. It’s a very bad idea. While it’s no surprise that Avalos wants to weaken Mayor Ed Lee’s power, this proposal Read More » The post SF Election Proposal Hurts Tenants appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Over the holidays I smashed my nose walking into the crystal clear window of a newly designed store in a local mall. Though bruised and bloodied, my nose didn’t break, so rather than sue the corporation for damages, I have Read More » The post False Transparency: Getting It Right about CCSF appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In the past two decades, San Francisco politics has seen five very politically significant years: In 1995, Willie Brown’s rescued the city from the far too conservative accidental mayor Frank Jordan; In 2000, district elections brought grassroots progressives like Chris Read More » The post San Francisco 2015: The Year in Review appeared first on Beyond Chron.
On the 100th anniversary of the city’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, four new books uncover the real grit of San Francisco and its neighborhoods. My new book, The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco, begins Read More » The post Uncovering the Real Grit of San Francisco appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is the most popular chief among rank and file officers in the city’s modern history. He is unusually popular for two reasons. First, having risen from Tenderloin beat cop to become Chief he knows Read More » The post Will Chief Suhr Survive? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The most talked about play in the Warriors win over Indiana this week was the 2-1 fast break when Steph Curry passed up an open shot and sent the ball to Klay Thompson who downed a three pointer. It was Read More » The post Peskin and Kim: The Splash Brothers of SF Politics appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Aaron Peskin becomes the District 3 Supervisor on December 8, and will then join his colleagues in rejecting the planned new jail for San Francisco. There likely was a Board majority against the current jail plan even without Peskin’s vote Read More » The post Peskin In, Jail Out appeared first on Beyond Chron.