Government & Non Profits

Government & Non Profits


SF Pushes Ahead with Local Priority for Affordable Housing

The three-member Land Use Committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend neighborhood preference for affordable housing. The policy would ensure that 40 percent of new affordable housing in a supervisorial district be reserved for former residents of...

City to Flooded Residents: We Can’t Fix Floods

Despite its best efforts, the city will not be able to offer residents and businesses that suffer repeated flooding and sewer overflows a surefire solution. No matter how much money is spent, public utilities managers said...
immigration protest rally

SF Rejects Immigration Enforcement

San Francisco supervisors unanimously adopted a non-binding policy Tuesday refusing to cooperate with a federal program that collects immigration details about suspects that makes it easier to deport undocumented immigrants. Supervisor John Avalos said that if local communities saw...
Supervisor David Campos at the unveiling of the plan for the Mission moratorium. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Officials Unveil Plan for Mission Moratorium

After much speculation on how exactly Proposition I, the 18-month pause on market-rate development in the Mission District, would help combat the city’s housing crisis, proponents of the measure presented their framework for affordable housing...
San Francisco Tenants Union organizers Becca Gourevitch and Andrew Szeto said the year after longtime tenant activist Ted Gullicksen's death was challenging. They are working to carry on his legacy throughout the organization's transition into new leadership. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Tenant’s Union Will Get a New Leader

For those involved in the struggle to keep San Franciscans in their homes, the year following tenant activist Ted Gullicksen’s sudden death was both challenging and transformative. “Ted was the key strategist for pretty much...
A member of the public voices her opposition to Lee's closing statements. Photo by Laura Wenus

Opponents Slam SF Mayor Lee in First Debate

Though Mayor Ed Lee is widely predicted to win re-election this November, he faced staunch opposition from five candidates at a forum Thursday night as opponents zeroed in on suspected corruption in city hall and a failure to...