Several 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.
The 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.
The city council is looking to create a better set of guidelines and rules before allowing any new watering holes from opening.
Residents 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.
The 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.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday calling on banks to halt foreclosure activities.
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for a moratorium on home foreclosures and related evictions and auctions.
Santa Clara County has decided to rein in predatory payday loan outfits by imposing a moratorium that prevents more lenders from setting up shop.
Pacific Gas and Electric has been told to stop installing SmartMeters in unincorporated Marin County.
Bank of America on Friday became the first bank to stop taking back tens of thousands of foreclosed homes in all 50 states.