This blog is a follow-up to my ongoing housing blog series. In my last blog, I discussed why San Francisco City Hall failed all homeowners – renters and owners alike. Today, I’ll explore some potential solutions.
This past week, Mayor Ed Lee hosted civic and housing groups at City Hall for a “working group,” including Plan C, to discuss solutions that address the housing crisis in San Francisco. History is repeating itself. Nine years ago in 2005, I participated in a ... | Read More >
November 23 | Why San Francisco has Failed Homeowners and Renters
Here we go again. As San Francisco’s intractable housing crisis crosses another misery threshold, City Hall politicians and the Board of Supervisors – including the Mayor himself – are running the same tired playbook to solve the crisis: throw property and home owners under the bus. What’s their solution this time? Placing more restrictions on homeowners – this time attacking a state law called the Ellis Act.
The Ellis Act was passed in 1985 as a means for landlords to get ... | Read More >
October 13 | November 5, 2013 Municipal Election Endorsements
Below are Plan C’s formal endorsements that appear in our Plan C Voter Guide. Our endorsement process is based on votes by our members, so if you are not a member already, we encourage you to join our cause. Additional discussion on local ballot measures can be found here.
Board of Supervisors: District 4: Katie Tang*
City Attorney: Dennis Herrera*
Treasurer: Jose Cisneros*
Assessor-Recorder: Carmen Chu*
Ballot Measures: Prop A: Retiree Health Care Trust Fund – YES Prop B: 8 Washington Street – Initiative – YES Prop C: 8 Washington Street – Referendum- ... | Read More >
October 13 | Nov. 5th 2013 San Francisco Ballot Measures
Below are Plan C’s formal endorsements for San Francisco’s local Ballot Measures that appear in our Plan C Voter Guide. Our endorsement process is based on votes by our members, so if you are not a member already, we encourage you to join our cause.
Proposition A: Retiree Health Care Trust Fund – YES
This proposition would close a major loophole – the ability to raid the Health Care Trust Fund for other uses after 2020. This is a long-overdue measure that ... | Read More >
All parents want their kids to attend good schools. What is a good school? A safe place where students learn from engaged teachers with a diverse group of peers and a supportive parent community. A lot of learning happens among students of different backgrounds and cultures. Diversity is a top goal of San Francisco schools. But how are we really doing?
Between 2000 and 2008, our schools became increasingly less diverse. More schools became segregated, defined as 60 percent of ... | Read More >