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The Tenants Union is 100% behind Dean Preston as the ONLY CHOICE for District 5. Founder and leader of Tenants Together, California’s only statewide tenant organization, Dean helped save rent control in California, wrote laws to protect tenants from eviction during foreclosure, created a renters’ rights hotline, and led statewide battles against Ellis Act evictions. […]

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San Francisco Supervisor London Breed received $10,000 from a donor who backs Republicans. Breed is in a close race for reelection this November against pro-tenant Dean Preston as the donations show.

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Vote No on Proposition O
08/20/2016

Bottom Line: The Lennar Prop M Exemption Initiative is a bad idea. This last minute initiative continues a legacy of broken promises for jobs, housing and parks. There is nothing in Proposition O that makes sure new promises are achieved. Please Vote No on Prop O until there are clear and measurable commitments for jobs, […]

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The 260 acres bounded by Market, 2nd, Townsend and 6th Streets will be undergoing major redevelopment including converting residential property to office property. The redevelopment is supposedly going to “support” preserving the rent-controlled units and the tenants in them (see page 28).

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Airbnb and similar platforms were intended for renting out single rooms or the owner’s own house. But some hosts offer entire apartments, leaving tenants with fewer and more expensive options during a housing crisis. Stand with Senator Warren: Tell the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Airbnb-style rentals.

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Rent control is on the November 2016 ballot for Alameda, Mountain View, and Richmond and maybe San Mateo and Burlingame. The main argument against rent control is that it reduces incentive to build new housing, but in San Francisco, new development is exempt from rent control. Expanding rent control to other cities would strengthen rent […]

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Not everyone knew that the survey that seemed anonymous for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s proposal for transit hubs for the commuter buses actually tracked the location and time of the respondents. A significant number of Facebook employees filled out the survey around the same time with almost the same language as well as […]

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