Dan Hirsch and Andrea Valencia chat housing and fire safety on Listen Local. Photo by Laura Wenus.

Listen Local is Mission Local in audio form. We record live on a biweekly webcast at BFF.fm every other Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.

First on the agenda this week’s episode is an excerpt from a conversation recorded earlier with Planning Commissioner Dennis Richards, who invited us to his home to talk about what the Planning Commission can and can’t do, how it works, and how getting the right balance of housing for San Francisco’s future might be achieved.

In the second half of our show, we discuss the conditions and details of the city’s move against negligent landlords. In light of recent deadly fires around the Mission, the Department of Building Inspections is recommending the city attorney’s office bring two Mission landlords to court over conditions in their buildings that create fire hazards.

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Daniel Hirsch is a freelance writer who has been living in the Mission since 2009. When he's not contributing to Mission Local, he's writing plays, working as an extra for HBO, and/or walking to the top of Bernal Hill.

Andrea was born and raised in Mexico City, where she graduated as a translator/interpreter. She has been working with Mission Local since 2009 translating content for the Spanish page. Also lives in the Mission, does some reporting, social media and enjoys taking photos and training people that want to contribute to Mission Local.

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