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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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SF Must House Working, Middle-Class Families

Supes to Decide Whether to Help Middle-Class A new battle is brewing over San Francisco’s inclusionary housing law. And once again, some progressives are ignoring the broad public support for using private development to leverage more affordable housing for working Read More » The post SF Must House Working, Middle-Class Families appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Reinventing the SRO: A Step in Solving SF’s– and Urban America’s— Housing Crisis

// // The housing crisis facing San Francisco and many other American cities?—?driven by changing demographics, a booming economy, and high development costs?—?may be addressed by creating an alternative to the disappearing residential...Show More Summary

Peskin, Tang Must Rescue Tenderloin Housing

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee decides today whether to allow a full Board vote on a Tenderloin affordable housing project backed by tenants, labor, D6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the developer of the inextricably linked 950-974 Market Read More » The post Peskin, Tang Must Rescue Tenderloin Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Should the Internet Change How SF Uses Land?

Shift Ground-Floor Uses from Retail to Housing The closing of once popular San Francisco restaurants like AQ and the decline of longtime Union Square pillar Macy’s raise a larger question: Have the fundamentals of urban retail changed? If the answer Read More » The post Should the Internet Change How SF Uses Land? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Tenderloin Museum Hires Katie Conry as Director

The Tenderloin Museum is excited to announce that we’ve hired Katie Conry, founding Program Director, as our Executive Director. Many of you will know Katie from her time leading our public programs, but we like to celebrate this kind of Read More » The post Tenderloin Museum Hires Katie Conry as Director appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Sheehy’s Aides Evoke SF History

San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy has been in office less than a month, but already has made two extremely wise decisions: he hired David Spero and Bill Barnes as aides. Both are steeped in San Francisco history, with Spero arriving Read More » The post Sheehy’s Aides Evoke SF History appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Early Thoughts on SF’s 2019 Mayor’s Race

With San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee having three full years left in his term (he gives his 2017  State of the City speech today at the Tenderloin’s Hibernia Bank), it seems premature to discuss the November 2019 election for his Read More » The post Early Thoughts on SF’s 2019 Mayor’s Race appeared first on Beyond Chron.

NY Times Wrong: Tech Not Driving Out SF Kids

In our new world of fake news and alternative facts, a front page New York Times story wrongly blaming  tech for San Francisco’s lack of children (“San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone,” January 2) may not seem Read More » The post NY Times Wrong: Tech Not Driving Out SF Kids appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform

On January 23, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee considers housing legislation likely to have the biggest impact in 2017: a reform to the city’s Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance (hereafter “the HCO”) that returns Read More » The post Supes Consider Landmark SRO Reform appeared first on Beyond Chron.

37-Year Mission Tenant, Spouse Battle OMI Eviction

Bad Faith OMIs On the Rise Juan Carlos Ramirez has lived in his Mission District home for 37- years. Although he and his wife Rebecca Suval are parents to a fragile infant of 2 pounds an 10 ounces born at Read More » The post 37-Year Mission Tenant, Spouse Battle OMI Eviction appeared first on Beyond Chron.

A Search for the Heart of SF in “The Coptic Cross”—An interview with Author John Goins

A reluctant sleuth who can’t keep his shoelaces tied probes the streets of San Francisco in search of a killer.  Bill Haywood is a reporter for a small San Francisco newspaper who finds himself in search of a killer involving Read More » The post A Search for the Heart of SF in “The Coptic Cross”—An interview with Author John Goins appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Say No to a 2017 SF Special Election

If media reports and City Hall scuttlebutt are true, some San Francisco progressives are considering collecting signatures for a November 2017 special election. As stated in the SF Examiner, the election would force newly appointed D8 Supervisor Jeff Sheehy to Read More » The post Say No to a 2017 SF Special Election appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Will SF’s New Supes Bring Change?

Today launches the supervisor careers of Sandy Fewer, Hillary Ronen, and Ahsha Safai and District 8 appointee Jeff Sheehy. Due to the difficulty of defeating elected incumbents, the three supervisors will likely have eight years to make a difference for Read More » The post Will SF’s New Supes Bring Change? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF’s 2017 Political Outlook

A new year has just begun and many cannot wait for it—and the next three years—to end.  San Franciscans are ready to protect the city against Trump policies and we’ll soon know what that entails. Meanwhile, cities can still act Read More » The post SF’s 2017 Political Outlook appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Politics 2016: The Year in Review

For many San Francisco Bay Area residents, 2016 was the worst of political years. As promising as 2016 began, Donald Trump’s election turned the past year into a train wreck. The 36 deaths in the Oakland warehouse known as the Read More » The post SF Politics 2016: The Year in Review appeared first on Beyond Chron.

SF Politics 2016: Fall Elections

We ended Part One of our 2016 San Francisco politics review with the city’s supervisors qualifying ballot measures for November that they thought would help their campaigns and candidates they backed. This strategy backfired big time for progressives, and did Read More » The post SF Politics 2016: Fall Elections appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Free City College, Trees and Airbnb: Do Voters Matter?

Supes To Decide Whether to Affirm Voters’ Will San Francisco recently had three measures on the ballot: A transfer tax hike to pay for free tuition at City College (Prop W), a measure imposing city responsibility for maintaining street trees Read More » The post Free City College, Trees and Airbnb: Do Voters Matter? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Peskin Protects SRO’s as Planning Commission Rejects Conversions

SRO Tenants Celebrate, Mobilize Six SRO’s withdrew their conversion application in the wake of strong opposition by the San Francisco Planning Commission.  This represents a major victory for SRO tenants and their allies,  sending aShow More Summary

Love SF’s Neon Signs? See Neon City on Dec. 10

San Francisco has a legacy of memorable neon signs. Now you can see and hear about many of them in a free event on December 10 from 2-4:30 pm at the SF Public Library with San Francisco Neon authors Al Read More » The post Love SF’s Neon Signs? See Neon City on Dec. 10 appeared first on Beyond Chron.

Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness?

One year ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city was creating a new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (hereafter DHSH). While Director Jeff Kositsky and DHSH did not formally begin until last June, the new department brought Read More » The post Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

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