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Big Soda, Tech, and Developers Spending Millions This Election

While most ballot guides give you the details on each proposition – and we recommend the Public Press voter guide for those details – we instead give you a look at the money, examining who is spending big to get an initiative passed or defeated. This year, Airbnb, realty firms, and local tech moguls are the  big spenders. The list is not […]

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Candidates on Affordable Housing Requirements

Preliminary results released in late August showed that the 25 percent affordable housing requirement for private developers that voters approved in June may prevent more housing from being constructed. Specifically, the city controller found that a level of 18 percent for new rental housing and 20 percent for new condos was the most the city should […]

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Supervisor’s Forum Considers Housing and Transportation

As officials confront the affordable housing crisis in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, policymakers are also looking at ways to strengthen public transportation. If low and middle-income workers can’t live in the city, they at least need a reliable way to get there, they argued Tuesday night at a forum hosted by San […]

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Conversation With Campos

Editor’s note: This column is one of a series of weekly conversations with District 9 Supervisor David Campos addressing issues and events in the Mission. If you have questions for Campos, send an email to missionlocal@gmail.com. Mission Local: It’s Thanksgiving season, a time when poverty is especially apparent from the long lines at food banks. According […]

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Local Measure Tackles Affordable Housing

The Mission District’s housing market is a hot commodity for hip yuppies and rich techies like rumored neighbor Mark Zuckerberg. But the heat is often too much to handle for low-income renters and middle-income homeowners, who at times are forced out of their urban dwellings by eager would-be tenants with open checkbooks. As the city copes […]

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Jim Demauro, 73, retired businessman, outside his home on Hidalgo Terrace Israel Muñoz, 32, fruit stand vendor: “Before we could buy more meat, now we buy little meat, more vegetables. . . . We aren’t driving no more because the gas is too high.” Muñoz said wages have gone down and that he no longer […]