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The City runs six golf courses, five in San Francisco and another in Pacifica. (Courtesy photo)

Constructive Criticism: Keep SF golf courses closed

Golf courses are an inefficient use of land and money that could be better used for housing.

The City runs six golf courses, five in San Francisco and another in Pacifica. (Courtesy photo)
While COVID-19 infection rates among the general public decrease in San Francisco, infection rates among homeless people are skyrocketing. (Corey Browning/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Homeless San Franciscans have always faced a public health crisis

One in 10 of San Francisco’s COVID-19 patients is housing- insecure

While COVID-19 infection rates among the general public decrease in San Francisco, infection rates among homeless people are skyrocketing. (Corey Browning/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Constructive Criticism: Tenants, it’s time to get organized

Constructive Criticism: Tenants, it’s time to get organized

The scanty relief politicians have offered shows we can’t rely on legislation to solve our problems

Constructive Criticism: Tenants, it’s time to get organized
City Hall should abolish rent and mortgage payments. Here’s why.

City Hall should abolish rent and mortgage payments. Here’s why.

If we don’t protect working San Franciscans, the results could be devastating.

City Hall should abolish rent and mortgage payments. Here’s why.
San Francisco debates when, where and how to build affordable housing

San Francisco debates when, where and how to build affordable housing

Prop. E aims to strike a balance by placing new limits on office projects

San Francisco debates when, where and how to build affordable housing
Residents of Midtown Park Apartments are seeking cooperative ownership of their building. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The racial contours of our housing crisis

Black residents of Midtown apartments deserve ownership

Residents of Midtown Park Apartments are seeking cooperative ownership of their building. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The average time for a project to get through the permitting process in San Francisco is nearly four years, according to UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How San Francisco’s lengthy permitting process enables corruption

Director of Public Works Mohammed Nuru and his accomplice Nick Bovis shouldn’t…

The average time for a project to get through the permitting process in San Francisco is nearly four years, according to UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
‘Tough love’ continues to be an excuse for criminalizing homelessness

‘Tough love’ continues to be an excuse for criminalizing homelessness

Mayor Breed needs to acknowledge the suffering caused by city sweeps

‘Tough love’ continues to be an excuse for criminalizing homelessness
The Oakland home occupied by Moms 4 Housing. | Photo: Google Maps | Photo: Google Maps

Constructive Criticism: Children’s right to housing should supersede corporate profit

When Dominique Walker and other homeless mothers moved into a vacant home…

The Oakland home occupied by Moms 4 Housing. | Photo: Google Maps | Photo: Google Maps
Tenants deserve better than Dennis Richards on the Planning Commission

Tenants deserve better than Dennis Richards on the Planning Commission

Dennis Richards should resign from the Planning Commission. Richards made news this…

Tenants deserve better than Dennis Richards on the Planning Commission
Legalize public housing

Legalize public housing

California’s housing shortage is getting worse. In this hot housing market, private…

Legalize public housing
A public bank could make affordable housing more affordable

A public bank could make affordable housing more affordable

How would a public bank fund affordable housing? On Tuesday, Supervisor Sandra…

A public bank could make affordable housing more affordable
Prop. A is critically needed, but it is only the first step

Prop. A is critically needed, but it is only the first step

Three-and-a-half billion dollars. At an average of $200,000 in city subsidies per…

Prop. A is critically needed, but it is only the first step
The Planning Commission oversees The City’s Planning Department and decides what gets built in San Francisco. ( Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)

High workload and low pay leave Planning Commission roles out of reach for many

Planning commissioners might just have one of San Francisco’s hardest jobs. The…

The Planning Commission oversees The City’s Planning Department and decides what gets built in San Francisco. ( Jessica Christian/2017 S.F. Examiner)
Tenants get new protections under recently passed state legislation. (Courtesy photo)

How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation

State law gives new protections, but there’s still more to be done

Tenants get new protections under recently passed state legislation. (Courtesy photo)