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Working Groups Envision Plans for an Affordable San Francisco

Part of a special report on solutions for housing affordability in San Francisco. A version of this story ran in the summer 2014 print edition. San Francisco should encourage building owners throughout the less-dense western neighborhoods to build upward a little bit — by placing prefabricated units on existing rooftops.  Read more
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Pitching Visions of an Affordable San Francisco at ‘Hack the Housing Crisis’

Part of a special report on solutions for housing affordability in San Francisco. A version of this story ran in the summer 2014 print edition. San Francisco has become the epicenter of the Bay Area’s affordability crisis, with high-tech corporations moving in, rents climbing skyward, and despair and evictions sweeping through long-established but lower-income communities.  Read more
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Voters’ guide to S.F. mayoral candidates

The 2011 Nonpartisan Voter Guide is a succinct, printable listing of S.F. mayoral candidate positions and quotes on more than two-dozen key policy issues and ballot initiatives, including pensions, taxes, transportation and homelessness. The research and survey were conducted by University of California’s Hastings College of the Law and the San Francisco Public Press.  Read more