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Getting a permit to develop a project in San Francisco is difficult, requiring many steps. (Courtesy photo)

Here’s how to combat San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis

The San Francisco Planning Department is under pressure from all sides to…

Getting a permit to develop a project in San Francisco is difficult, requiring many steps. (Courtesy photo)
A customer walks out of ReLove vintage clothing store on Polk Street on May 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco brokers must be part of the permit streamlining process

Supervisors Katy Tang and Ahsha Safai have introduced legislation that is intended…

A customer walks out of ReLove vintage clothing store on Polk Street on May 16, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
New Seasons Market, a Portland-based grocery store, was expected to open at 555 Fulton St., pictured, under an exception to San Francisco’s formula retail laws but backed away from plans. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco’s formula retail laws are a dead end for businesses

San Francisco has one of the toughest formula retail laws in the…

New Seasons Market, a Portland-based grocery store, was expected to open at 555 Fulton St., pictured, under an exception to San Francisco’s formula retail laws but backed away from plans. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)