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On March 27, two high profile San Francisco eviction cases abruptly ended: the landlord of Station 40 dropped efforts to evict tenants who had openly lived for years in commercial office space, and the owners of a Chinatown SRO said Read More » The post San Francisco’s Anti-Displacement Mood appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Franciscans learned this weekend that the primary purpose of the SF Health Department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is not getting people off the street. As DPH’s Rachael Kagan told the SF Chronicle’s Matier & Ross, “‘I’m not sure the Read More » The post SF Homeless Outreach Needs New Direction appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Notorious Mission District landlord Robert Imhoff has filed Ellis Act eviction notices at a 12-unit building on 3301-3311 Cesar Chavez Street (at South Van Ness). The mass evictions primarily targets Latino families and include a tenant who has lived in Read More » The post New Mass Ellis Evictions Hit Mission appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Jonah Owen Lamb’s March 16 SF Examiner story (“SF Police Report Drop in Crime But Numbers Are Inconsistent”) highlights an increasing problem: urban policies wrongly driven by misleading statistics. We see this in the testing obsession dominating public schools, in Read More » The post How Crime, Housing Statistics Can Mislead appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco’s homeless problem is front and center in news coverage for the first time in years. One reason was the trio of March 11 events—a Supervisors hearing on supportive housing in the morning, Mayor Lee and Nancy Pelosi opening Read More » The post 5 Actions for Mayor Lee on Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
According to the March 6 SF Business Times, San Francisco’s SRO hotels are “typically old buildings of questionable safety, usually in poor repair, sometimes vermin-infested, often willing enablers for the urban pathologies that accompany extreme poverty.” Its lead editorial asks Read More » The post SF Biz Times Attacks the Poor appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Read parts 1 and 2 of the series. It’s Saturday night, and the drag queens in the back of the car are impossibly young and dewy and imbued with an ostentatious teenage cynicism. They are dressed in a style popular with Read More » The post Homobiles, SF’s queer ride service, is the anti-Uber appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 6-5 to deny a.75% budget increase to nonprofit contractors. The.75% would have boosted the meager 1.5% the Board granted nonprofits in the current budget, which fails to meet the Read More » The post SF Seeks Supportive Housing on the Cheap appeared first on Beyond Chron.
When: Saturday March 7th 11am to 1pm Where: SF State’s Downtown Campus 835 Market St. Room 677 Please join the Public Administration Program and the School of Public Affairs at San Francisco State University at this exciting forum. Hear from Read More » The post Sat. Forum on Promoting Public Policy Reform appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Cory Weinberg’s SF Business Times article on the Forest City/Hearst Corp. mammoth 5M project at 5th and Mission, (“Central SoMa affordable housing battle brews over Forest City project, March 2) found activists raising surprising fears of the potential “gentrification” of Read More » The post No Risk of Sixth Street “Gentrification” appeared first on Beyond Chron.
March 2 saw another eviction protest in San Francisco’s Mission District. This eviction targets the Station 40 collective, whose eclectic programming has included a workshop on “The Art of Resistance: Anti-Gentrification Screen Printing.” The landlords are evicting the tenants for Read More » The post The Mission’s Future appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Since the renovation of the SF Chronicle’s SFGate.com website, I have found it very difficult to access. In fact, everyone I mention this to has problems finding stories on the site. Some even wonder whether the Chronicle’s goal is to Read More » The post Can Anyone Figure Out SF Gate? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
With Mayor Lee facing no serious re-election opposition, the next big San Francisco political showdown is the expected 2016 State Senate fight between Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener. Both have hit the ground running since easily winning re-election last Read More » The post Kim-Wiener Senate Showdown Takes Shape appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Airbnb ‘s announcement last week that it has paid San Francisco tens of millions of dollars in back taxes came at a perfect time. That’s because on February 25 at 10am the Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is considering giving Read More » The post SF Should Send Airbnb Taxes to Nonprofits appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco has its most “moderate” Board of Supervisors since 2001. It also has its first President since 2001 who reached the Board backed by landlord rather than tenant groups. Does this shift to a more “moderate” Board matter? Not Read More » The post San Francisco’s Political Shift appeared first on Beyond Chron.
As Kevin Fagan described in the January 24 San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco is opening a Navigation Center on Mission Street to reduce camping in nearby areas. The facility addresses the biggest challenge in reducing street homelessness, and should reduce Read More » The post SF Must Join Navigation Center With Street Outreach appeared first on Beyond Chron.
On January 16 Superior Court Justice Curtis Karnow issued a Tentative Decision on the law suit by SF City Attorney vs Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The judge is accepting objections and responses from each side until Read More » The post City Attorney vs ACCJC: Tentative Decision Unfair appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Last week’s fatal Mission District fire displaced dozens of tenants. It should finally motivate the SF Board of Supervisors to do for apartments what it did in 2002 to stop SRO fires: require sprinklers inside living areas. The Mission fire Read More » The post SF Needs Apt Sprinkler Law appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Four generations of the Martinez family live in a three bedroom flat in the Mission District at 23rd and York. Their landlord was trying to force them out. Thanks to the efforts of attorneys from Legal Assistance to the Elderly Read More » The post Jury Rules for Mission District Tenants appeared first on Beyond Chron.
It’s not news that San Francisco public schoolteachers are being priced out of the city’s housing market. But what is news is that help is on the way. The strategy: Mayor Lee is proposing a November housing bond that specifically Read More » The post Can SF Keep Teachers in City? appeared first on Beyond Chron.