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Big Money Already Pouring Into November Campaigns

Sara Bloomberg, San Francisco Public Press — Aug 16 2016 - 3:01pm

San Franciscans will not vote for nearly three months, but big money is flowing into the fall election already. Local campaigns have spent $3.15 million, with more than half going to just six of 25 measures on the ballot.

High Housing Prices Undercut Aid Programs

Angela Woodall, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 21 2016 - 3:06pm

In 1999, during the last tech startup boom, about one-third of San Francisco households were putting more than half their pay toward rent or a mortgage. That's nothing compared with now.

How San Francisco Plans to Shield Residents From Runaway Prices

Angela Woodall, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 21 2016 - 3:01pm

We list some examples of how the city has tried to soften the blow of rising prices, and policies that advocates for low-income people say San Francisco could adopt.

Candidates: Mayor

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 19 2015 - 1:49pm

Mayor Ed Lee is running for a second four-year term without any prominent, powerful or well-financed opposition. But five eclectic challengers hope the city’s ranked-choice ballot will deliver a surprise victory to one of them.

Proposition A: Affordable Housing Bond

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 3:18pm

Proposition A would create a fund with up to $310 million for helping people remain in, and move to, San Francisco if they otherwise could not afford to do so.

Proposition D: Mission Rock Waterfront Development

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 3:08pm

Proposition D would make it possible for the Mission Rock waterfront development to move forward in the Mission Bay neighborhood.

Proposition F: Regulating Short-Term Rentals

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 3:05pm

Proposition F would actively regulate the city’s short-term rental industry, much of which operates largely outside of City Hall’s knowledge and control.

Proposition I: Mission District Housing Moratorium

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 3:00pm

Proposition I would block the construction, demolition or conversion of nearly all new, unpermitted market-rate housing in the Mission District for 18 months, giving city officials and community groups time to create a long-term plan for helping low- to middle-income people who live in the neighborhood. Projects for 100 percent affordable housing would not be affected.

Proposition K: Using City Land for Affordable Housing

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 5 2015 - 2:38pm

Proposition K aims to make it easier for developers to build affordable housing using city-owned land.

Once a Long Shot, Affordable Housing Bond Picks Up Momentum

Sophie Murguia, San Francisco Public Press — Jun 25 2015 - 4:09pm

Last summer, the prospect of a bond to help fund affordable housing projects in San Francisco seemed remote. What a difference a year makes. Early Wednesday morning the Board of Supervisors reached an agreement on a proposal to borrow $310 million to finance affordable housing construction and acquisition.

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