Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension
The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.
There’s a new app and web tool for Oakland residents interested in following the money in November’s mayoral race. The idea is to hold candidates accountable while keeping citizens informed.
Former Mayor Art Agnos is calling on Mayor Ed Lee to come to the San Francisco Flower Mart building and tell the tenants what the city is going to do to protect them from eviction as its long-term lease is about to expire.
San Jose is seeing an increase in violent crime this year even as homicides are on the decline.
San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection is hoping that the Napa earthquake will be a wakeup call for owners of 2,000 soft story apartment buildings that have not been screened for seismic safety.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election campaign began cleaning up its email list on Wednesday after reports surfaced that that political messages were being distributed to Oakland city employees at their city-administered accounts.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dropped by the Central Subway construction project at San Francisco’s Moscone Center Tuesday to campaign for the election of House Democrats in November.
San Francisco Mayor Lee Announces Loan Program That Helps Non-Profits Acquire Buildings To Protect Low-Income Tenants From Displacement
San Francisco is setting aside $3 million from the city’s affordable housing pool to protect low-income residents from being displaced from their apartments as part of a new non-profit loan program.
Affordable housing activists wanted a measure on November’s ballot, making it hard to for developers in San Francisco to build unless one-third of the new housing is reserved for renters in the low to moderate-income range.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving pedestrian safety in the city.