Tag Archives: Jane Kim

An encampment near Division Street after the crackdown by the city in February 2016. Photo: Joe Rivano Barros

Community, Advocates Divided On Homeless Encampments

Community members, homeless advocates and city leaders weighed in Thursday at City Hall  on legislation that would give homeless campers longer notice of impending camp removals and guarantee them shelter. The hearing took place during the Board of Supervisors Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee. While all agreed that tent encampments – some 80 of which have been mapped by...
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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 Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim at...
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City Officials Fend Off Concerns About SF Mission Blazes

In an effort to address widespread rumors of arson in the the Mission District, supervisors probed city officials Wednesday about the causes of fires that have displaced some 194 people and claimed the lives of three more in recent years. For their part, the displaced residents wanted to know about their housing options. District 9 Supervisor David Campos called a...
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Housing’s Latest Legislation, a User’s Guide

Last week was a full one in the legislative debate about fixing San Francisco’s housing crisis. Here at Mission Local HQ we could barely keep up with all the various proposals, amendments and votes. To help you sort through the administrative mess, here’s a (hopefully) useful guide to the latest in housing legislation: What’s Happening in Sacto Ellis Act Reform...
Supervisor David Campos (left) speaks at a benefit for Christina Olague (center) who stands with her housemate Patrick Ferry.

Benefit Dampens House Fire Loss for Christina Olague

With a salsa band playing in the back patio and a packed, gyrating dance floor, El Rio’s Salsa Sunday party proved an opportunity for a community of activists, politicians, and friends to come together to help one of their own: former Mission community activist and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague. When a fire tore through her Baker Street apartment on Christmas...
District Nine Supervisor, David Campos, spoke outside City Hall on Thursday in support of new legislation that would help reform the city's Department of Public Health policy in regards to bedbugs.

Bedbugs Suck

“Bedbugs suck” was the mantra on the steps of City Hall Thursday, where District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim presented new legislation to help the Department of Public Health cope with the city’s bedbug problem. Kim said that when she first began campaigning for supervisor two years ago and was going door-to-door to speak to potential constituents, one of the most...