San Jose May Put Mobile Home Park Closures On HoldAs San Jose’s real estate market stays hot, more mobile home park owners are being pressured to sell to developers. Mayor Sam Liccardo is proposing a six-month moratorium on such conversions.
Housing Moratorium In San Francisco’s Mission District Qualifies For November BallotA proposal to enact interim zoning controls, and thereby freeze the development of market-rate housing for 18 months in San Francisco’s Mission District, has qualified for the Nov. 3 ballot.
SF Board Of Supes Rejects Moratorium On Luxury Housing Construction In Mission DistrictCheck out rental sites for San Francisco, especially the trendier parts: Well over $3,000 a month for a one-bedroom flat and nearly $5,000 for two bedrooms.
SF Supes To Vote On Luxury Condo MoratoriumA 45-day moratorium would affect two dozen projects in the city's Mission District, which has witnessed skyrocketing prices amid a technology jobs boom.
Bay Area Massage Therapists, Day Spas Complain New Bans Are Hurting BusinessMassage therapists and day spa owners say they are being hurt by a 45-day moratorium city lawmakers imposed on the opening, expansion and relocation of bodywork businesses.
SF Supervisor Short 4 Votes In Call For Mission District Housing MoratoriumSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos and a coalition of activists are calling for a moratorium on the construction of market-rate housing in the City's Mission District.
Lafayette City Leaders Considering Rent-Increase Moratorium In Possible First Step Toward Rent ControlRents are soaring in Lafayette, and complaints from residents are prompting city leaders to consider a moratorium on increases.
Economist Says More Bay Area Market-Rate Housing Needed, Not A MoratoriumSeveral Bay Area cities are considering a freeze on residential construction except for affordable housing. But at a Bay Area Council forum on the idea, a leading economist said that’s exactly the wrong response to the housing crisis.
Berkeley City Council Places Moratorium On Some Police Tactics Against Peaceful ProtestersThe Berkeley City Council voted for a moratorium on the use of tear gas, rubber bullets and over-the-shoulder baton strikes by police against non-violent protesters. In addition police will wear body cameras.
Martinez Extends Moratorium On Downtown BarsThe city council is looking to create a better set of guidelines and rules before allowing any new watering holes from opening.
Nob Hill Residents Lobby SF Supervisor For Moratorium On BarsResidents of lower Nob Hill, frustrated with the raucous bar scene that has cropped up near Polk Street, have been pushing San Francisco officials for a moratorium on bars in the neighborhood.
Hayward City Council Approves Moratorium On Sweepstakes CafesThe Hayward City Council has voted unanimously to put a pair of Internet cafes on notice to cease operations immediately, claiming they are illegal and a front for online gambling.