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San Francisco Planning is committed to ensuring all San Franciscans are aware of and understand the Department’s initiatives, are represented in the Department’s process for land-use projects, and that the barriers to participation are eliminated. We’re looking for your feedback on what interests you about land-use planning, how you would like to receive information, and […]

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Tenant Conventions
05/09/2017

The free conventions from the Anti-Displacement Coalition (which includes the Tenants Union) will feature a “know your rights” training, a talk on speculation and how it leads to higher rents and evictions, ways that people can fight it and help stop evictions and displacement. District 8 (Castro, Noe, Duboce, Glen Park, North Mission): Saturday, June […]

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The San Francisco Tenants Union has been trying to stop Airbnb’s illegal business practices that remove affordable housing for years. The San Francisco City Attorney secured a settlement with Airbnb to defend affordable housing while still allowing short-term rental income for permanent residents.

Advocacy

Two competing bills are in play. The Peskin/Kim bill is pretty close to the original intent of Prop C last year. In new construction, 15% of units would be set aside for low-income households (average 55% Area Median Income, “AMI”) and 9% for “middle-income” (average 80% AMI). The Tenants Union has not endorsed this proposal […]

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Rent Increases, Chapter 7 “Banking” Past Annual Rent Increases > March 2016–February 2017 60.2% Hearing for Operating and Maintenance Expense Increase for Tenant > 1. Is all the documentation in the petition file? If bills, calculations, or letters are not included, you can access them at the Rent Board by making a document request (which […]

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Urban Design Guidelines
04/19/2017

The  San Francisco Planning Department has held almost 20 conversations with the community thus far about the Proposed Urban Design Guidelines, and the feedback and comments received have been compiled and included in the next Draft. If you would like to comment on the current Draft (released on March 16, 2017), they must be delivered by May 30, […]

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Derf Butler, who has just been indicted, told an FBI source that he “pays Supervisor Breed with untraceable debit cards for clothing and trips in exchange for advantages on contracts in San Francisco.” Read the San Francisco Examiner article here.

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