S.F. Mayor Counts Existing Homes to Hit Affordable Housing Goal

Nearly 40% of subsidized units cited already exist 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. In a speech so subtly phrased that it threw off the New York Times, CNN and several local news outlets, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee seemed to promise early this year that the city would build at least 10,000 homes for poor and middle-class residents within six years.  Read more

S.F. Board Watch: Supervisors Question High Cost of Jailhouse Calls

Prisoners at San Francisco’s county jails may not have to pay so much to call their loved ones after members of the Board of Supervisors balked at renewing a contract to extend pricey phone service Tuesday. The contract with Global*TelLink, expected to generate more than $3 million in revenue over its 4-year term, has provided phones for inmates at the jail since 2010.  Read more