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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.
On December 8, the San Francisco Planning Commission will hear a case seeking to reverse the city’s 36 year history of protecting single room occupancy hotels (SROs). Six hotels with 214 residential units seek to convert to tourist lodgings using Read More » The post SF SRO’s at Risk appeared first on Beyond Chron.
David Talbot to Replace Nevius C.W. Nevius retires from 36 years at the San Francisco Chronicle today. Once a sportswriter, Nevius became San Francisco’s version of Boston’s Mike Barnicle or New York City’s Pete Hamill—-he was the voice of San Read More » The post SF Chronicle Moves Left appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Despite ongoing rent hikes and evictions, San Francisco’s self-proclaimed progressive Supervisors appear to have other priorities. Consider: A massive, only in San Francisco rent control loophole that allows huge operating and maintenance...Show More Summary
The “commuter shuttles” to Silicon Valley and biotech firms have been much written about, with a major exception: their effect on MUNI passengers with disabilities. Lack of consistent and widespread monitoring allows this reverse-commute...Show More Summary
San Francisco politics are changing. Donald Trump has unified the city’s politicians in staunch resistance to federal attacks on city residents and policies. Mayor Lee’s defeat of four ballot measures attacking his power (Props D, H, L. and M) repudiated Read More » The post SF’s New Political Landscape appeared first on Beyond Chron.
With D8 Supervisor Scott Wiener the all but official winner of the State Senate race, attention now turns to his replacement. The choice appears surprisingly obvious: recently elected Community College Board Trustee Alex Randolph. Randolph offers several critical assets that Read More » The post Will Alex Randolph Replace Wiener? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Contrary to popular belief, San Francisco is making real progress in preserving economic diversity and resisting gentrification. New developments in the Mission, Tenderloin, and HOPE SF’s public housing rebuild are all part of this success. Overall, the combination of nonprofit Read More » The post SF Succeeds in Battling Gentrification appeared first on Beyond Chron.
All of my San Francisco election predictions proved correct—except for Scott Wiener’s victory over Jane Kim in the State Senate race. While votes remain to be counted, Kim has not made up much ground since election night. It appears clear Read More » The post Why Wiener Won appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Halloween has passed, but the nightmare has just begun. This week, most left turns, 2 car lanes, many parking spaces, 50 year old trees, and perhaps your sanity, will be permanently lost from Van Ness… aka Highway 101! Unlike a Read More » The post Guest Editorial: Nightmare coming to Van Ness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Seizing Opportunities in the Trump Era Two days after elections may not be the optimum time to plan new strategies. But it’s worth considering where people go from here. The politics of San Francisco and California are far removed from Read More » The post What’s Next? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
I thought no national election could be worse than 1980, when Reagan’s expected presidential victory was coupled with the GOP unexpectedly taking the Senate. I was wrong. Everyone knew when Election Day began that it would end with Reagan’s election. Read More » The post As America Turns Right, SF Stays the Course appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s Latino community extends outside the well-known Mission District and it has grown significantly in the Tenderloin. Therefore, La Voz Latina felt the need to bring a Día de Los Muertos celebration to Boeddeker Park. The celebration initiated with Read More » The post The Tenderloin Celebrates Día De Los Muertos appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Election Predictions As worn out as people feel about the presidential race, the same is true in San Francisco. The city’s intensely combative State Senate race has been going on since Jane Kim announced her challenge to Scott Read More » The post SF Election Predictions appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Now that almost all the election materials have been sent or posted, consider a retrospective on who has been — and consistently still is — ignored and left out of recognition and responsiveness. People with disabilities. A recent slate card Read More » The post Disability DIS-empowerment – still the norm appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Small Units Essential for Solving Homelessness If you want to see how San Francisco can best reduce homelessness, go to 9th and Mission and tour the SF Micro-PAD. The brainchild of developer Patrick Kennedy, the Micro-Pad’s 160 square foot units Read More » The post SF Needs Micro-PAD Housing appeared first on Beyond Chron.
According to recent polls, San Francisco voters are on the way to defeating Props J and K, which would add $50 million annually to address homelessness and $100 million for MUNI, bike and pedestrian safety. Voters strongly favor Prop J Read More » The post Will SF Reject $150 Million for Homeless, Transit? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Election Day’s approach has increased testiness and anger in San Francisco’s political scene. The Kim-Wiener race went negative after Kim’s surprising first place June finish, and the tone has only gotten worse. Negative campaigning is in all of the contested Read More » The post Are SF Politics More Divisive? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Bring your lunch and join me, SF Democratic Party Chair Cindy Wu, and the SF Examiner’s Joe Fitzgerald Rodriquez (now a rising film star after drawing raves for his performance in Company Town) for a spirited election debate on Monday Read More » The post Election Eve Lunch Forum at Tenderloin Museum appeared first on Beyond Chron.
According to multiple sources, tech investor Ron Conway, Sequoia Capital Chairman Michael Moritz, and investor William Oberndorf have each donated $49,999 to pass San Francisco’s Prop Q. Although its backers claim that Prop Q bans tent encampments on city sidewalks, Read More » The post Why Are Tech Moguls Backing Prop Q? appeared first on Beyond Chron.