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Supervisors approve condo legislation with veto-proof majority

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today voted to approve compromise legislation that will allow more than 2,000 tenancy-in-common homeowners to convert to condominiums...

Developers should pay — on time

It's boom time -- a good moment to end bust-time business breaks 

8 Washington and the Warriors

June 11, 2013
I won't be a bit surprised if the Warriors start putting money behind Simon Snellgrove's efforts to win ballot approval for his 8 Washington...

Foggy holiday

A memorable barcrawl to Blarney Stone, Trick Dog, and Blackbird

Dianne Feinstein and 8 Washington: The letters

May 29, 2013
Here's a fascinating little bit of history that relates to the 8 Washington project.In 1984, the owners of Golden Gateway proposed to build a...

Planning for displacement

Regional planners want to put 280,000 more people into San Francisco — and they admit that many current residents will have to leave

Former planning director explains 8 Washington lies

May 28, 2013
Nice oped piece in the Examiner by former City Planning Director Allan Jacobs about the lies behind the campaign to save 8 Washington from...

Democrats reject 8 Washington

May 23, 2013
The San Francisco Democratic Party has voted to oppose the 8 Washington project and to endorse the ballot measure that would halt it.By a...

Can the tech boom solve our housing crisis? No, but it can make it worse

 San Francisco Housing Action Coalition and San Francisco Magazine posed an intriguing question at a forum they sponsored last night in the W Hotel:...

Supes worry about 8 Wash shit show

May 10, 2013
The Chronicle seems to have entirely missed the latest installation in the 8 Washington shit show, but the Ex has the story, and, even...

The 8 Washington-Monterey connection

The guy who wants to build the most expensive condos in San Francisco history on the waterfront is facing a ballot measure that could...

Condo bypass legislation now before the full board

Controversial condominium lottery bypass legislation -- sponsored by Sups. Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener but substantially modified by tenant group that strongly opposed the...

Mean Greens

Veg-tacular dishes and drinks at Cupola, Orbit Room, Market and Rye

You want scary? We’ve got an eviction map

April 30, 2013
You want to see something frightening on a lovely afternoon? Check out this amazing interactive map of Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco put...

On 8 Washington, it’s No, No

April 24, 2013
The November ballot may contain not one but two measures addressing super-luxury condos on the waterfront. And that could pose a serious problem for...

You want to live in Manhattan? Move there.

April 19, 2013
I feel like I've been having this discussion for 30 years, and it still keeps coming back. The latest installment (thanks to sfist for...

Warriors Arena proposal rouses supporters and opponents

UPDATED Rival teams have formed in the last week to support and oppose the proposed Warriors Arena at Piers 30-32 as the California Legislature...

Proposal would halt condo conversions for ten years

April 15, 2013
San Francisco Supervisors Norman Yee, Jane Kim and Board President David Chiu gathered with a cluster of tenant advocates at City Hall April 15...

No progress in condo conversion standoff, despite the Chron’s spin

Perhaps it was just an unfunny April Fool's Day joke or some wishful political spin, but the San Francisco Chronicle's April 1 article about...

Should bars be open until 4 am?

March 15, 2013
State Sen. Mark Leno is introducing a bill that would allow (not require, allow) cities to designate areas where bars could stay open and...

The 8 Washington shit show

March 12, 2013
The latest problem with the 8 Washington condo project emerged March 12 when the Chron reported on a new study that shows construction of...

Condo conversion compromise in the works despite Realtors’ resistance

Negotiations between tenant advocates and real estate interests (including the political advocacy group Plan C) over the controversial condo lottery bypass legislation haven't...

Compromised position

Mayor Lee's waffling on big issues is hurting the city's ability to cut the best deals for the public

Supervisors consider Western SoMa Plan, lots of new condos, and “the purple building”

February 22, 2013
The fate of the “purple building” – which has become caught up in the clash between nightlife and residential interests on the clubgoer-saturated 300-block...