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. […]
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, […]
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).
San Francisco, and especially District 5 (Western Addition, Haight, Inner Sunset), needs more true pro-tenant Supervisors. Volunteer for the campaign for Dean Preston for by door-knocking or phonebanking.
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.
San Francisco Supervisor London Breed has been trying to pass herself off as a progressive. Breed sides with Mayor Lee against progressives at a Board of Supervisors meeting where she also breaks the rules of the Board for her agenda.
Airbnb has sued the City of San Francisco over legislation that penalized Airbnb’s short-term rentals that illegally remove affordable housing from the market. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced amendments to the legislation to strengthen the legislation.
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 […]
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 […]