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Developments in Development: Opposition

Get ready, y’all, because development opposition is about to sweep through the Mission in a big way. With at least two development-y items on the ballot, advocates and opponents of both are taking their battle stances. And we’re here to make sure you’re up to date on it in a revival of our somewhat weekly Developments in Development. The Mission...

Protesters Storm Developer’s Office

Some 70 demonstrators — including Supervisor John Avalos — stormed the offices of a developer at 575 Florida St. to protest his firing of 32 union janitors at Parkmerced and his so-called “Monster in the Mission” housing development at 16th and Mission. The developer is Robert Rosania, part-owner of Maximus Real Estate, which is behind the 16th Street Plaza housing...

Church Uses Clout and Prayer to Press SF Officials on Housing

For years, the Catholic Church has worked on immigrant rights, but nowadays in San Francisco, housing has moved to the top of the church’s social justice agenda. To that end it is organizing prayer vigils, developing surveys and forming alliances with some of the political groups that have already done extensive ground work such as Causa Justa and the Plaza...

Los Talleres de Moda en San Francisco son para Inquilinos

Si piensa que los talleres son únicamente para geeks de la tecnología que no duermen hasta descubrir el siguiente protocolo o para los habitantes de los parques que se levantan temprano para mantenerse en forma, está equivocado. Los talleres más nuevos, y populares, de San Francisco son para los inquilinos. “La idea de los talleres salió de uno que di en la escuela de mi...

SF’s Hottest Bootcamps are for Tenants

If you think that Bootcamps are just for technology geeks who won’t sleep until they discover the next protocol or park denizens who get up early to get in shape, you are wrong. The newest – and most popular – San Francisco bootcamps are for tenants. “The idea for the bootcamps came from a workshop that I did at my...

Ellis Act Evictions Fall, Illegal Use Evictions Jump

A handful of activists and tenants stood on the blustery corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez streets Monday afternoon, calling for residents to fight the city’s escalating eviction environment with the Mission District at its epicenter. Although Ellis Act evictions have declined by 48 percent over the previous year, illegal use evictions were 117 percent higher than the previous year, according to...

Aunque los Damnificados de Incendios Tienen Derecho a Regresar, Pocos lo Hacen

A unos días del incendio que destruyó sus hogares en las calles 22 y Misión, a los 65 inquilinos desplazados se les dijo en repetidas ocasiones que los funcionarios de la ciudad y los grupos de derechos humanos estaban para servirles, que los ayudarían y los guiarían en su largo trayecto para regresar a sus departamentos.  Después de todo, se le...

Fire Victims Have Right to Return, Yet Few Do

Within a few days of the fire that destroyed their homes on 22nd and Mission Streets, the 65 displaced tenants were told repeatedly that city officials and rights groups were there to serve them, would help them, and would guide them on their long round-trip journey back to their apartments.  After all, tenants were assured, they had a right to...

Protesters of Police Violence Blockade Mission Station

For more than four hours Monday morning, protesters blocked the entrance to Mission Police Station as part of an action against officer-involved shootings in the city and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. More than 200 activists, representing a broad coalition of organizations, began arriving at about 7 a.m. to mark the one-year anniversary of the police shooting of Alex...

Hearing Demands: How Can We Prevent these Fires?

Lawmakers, officials and members of the public called for changes Thursday to make buildings safer and fire inspections more meaningful. Supervisor David Campos arranged for the City Hall hearing with the San Francisco Fire Department and the Department of Building Inspections in what he called “just the beginning” of an ongoing discussion about fires and building safety.  Campos listened to the data presented...

Protesters Drown Out Developers’ Benefits Presentation

Representatives from Maximus Real Estate Partners, the company proposing the 10-story building at 16th and Mission streets, had a hard time getting through their short presentation about the project’s community benefits package as more than 200 dissenters chanted,  yelled and disrupted their performance. Maximus’ proposal has been at the center of debate for years. Housing rights activists say the roughly 300 new market-rate...

Inquilinos Damnificados Aprenden Sobre Su Derecho a Regresar a Sus Unidades

Los damnificados de los incendios en la Misión y en el Tenderloin se reunieron en la sala de conferencias del campus de la Misión de la Universidad Comunitaria el 2 de febrero, en donde les informaron que todos los inquilinos desplazados por el incendio tienen el “derecho de regresar”. Una vez que arreglen las unidades dañadas los inquilinos deben recibir...

Displaced Tenants Learn About Their Right to Return

Victims of the fires in both the Mission and the Tenderloin gathered in a conference room at City College’s Mission campus last night and were told that tenants displaced by a fire have the “right to return,” meaning that once the damaged units are repaired, the tenants must be notified within 30 days and must be offered the opportunity to move back in...

At Plaza 16 Meeting, Nonprofit Opposition Builds

In the sanctuary of St. John’s Church last night, the coalition of activists called Plaza 16 held a community meeting to campaign against the large-scale housing development proposed for the 16th Street BART Plaza. Given the location of said meeting (and the overall tone of the night), it’s an apt metaphor to say they were mostly preaching to the choir—but...