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San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF approves affordable housing development boost

San Francisco approved a change Tuesday to policy that will boost affordable…

San Francisco built fewer new homes in 2015 than in 2014. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF pushing changes to affordable housing requirements, short-term rental rules

Ushering in a new era of housing policy, San Francisco has proposed…

Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: Navigating a way out for our homeless

The homeless have been more visible than usual over the past few…

Ashante Jones, 39, in a tent on 13th Street before homeless people were ordered to vacate the area on Feb. 24, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Some hotels in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont, are going the extra mile in terms of sustainability efforts. But Super Bowl 50 — and the accompanying increase in The City’s visitors — may have unintended effects on the environment. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Airbnb, hotels strive to be sustainable

San Francisco is now Super Bowl City with a population expected to…

Some hotels in San Francisco, such as the Fairmont, are going the extra mile in terms of sustainability efforts. But Super Bowl 50 — and the accompanying increase in The City’s visitors — may have unintended effects on the environment. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
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Millions of dollars in Airbnb revenue comes from full-time short-term rentals, study shows

Nearly a third of the revenue generated by San Francisco-based home-sharing giant…

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Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson received a text message from Nicole Wheaton, the Mayor’s Office appointments secretary, on the day of the Planning Commission’s Airbnb vote. (Courtesy S.F. Planning Department)

Airbnb plays San Francisco for a chump

Hell’s bells, I’m not too proud to say it: We told you…

Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson received a text message from Nicole Wheaton, the Mayor’s Office appointments secretary, on the day of the Planning Commission’s Airbnb vote. (Courtesy S.F. Planning Department)

Airbnb to share registration information with hosts

Home-sharing giant Airbnb on Monday vowed to provide its users with information…

After estimating the total cost of Super Bowl 50 to San Francisco at $4 million last week, new estimates say Muni costs alone will be $2.3 million. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes zero in on Airbnb registration, Super Bowl 50 costs

Nearly one year after a law went into effect legalizing short-term rentals…

After estimating the total cost of Super Bowl 50 to San Francisco at $4 million last week, new estimates say Muni costs alone will be $2.3 million. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Airbnb solution

The Airbnb solution

When it comes to things that evoke absolute feelings of love or hate, Airbnb…

The Airbnb solution
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protest, celebration mark Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to second full term

Mayor Ed Lee’s inauguration to his second four-year term was lauded with…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is sworn in for his second term by Gov. Jerry Brown in City Hall Friday, January 8, 2016. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
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City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor Kim calls for tax increases to hotels, luxury home sales

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s economy is flourishing. The median home…

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
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Chris Lehane explains how Airbnb will follow its election victory by expanding home-sharing communities in other cities at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco on Nov. 4. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Airbnb pledges to follow election victory by expanding home-sharing communities

Less than 24 hours after Airbnb prevailed Tuesday in The City’s election…

Chris Lehane explains how Airbnb will follow its election victory by expanding home-sharing communities in other cities at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco on Nov. 4. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
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Airbnb scores victory, as Prop. F fails

Home-sharing in San Francisco will not face stricter regulations, at least in…

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The more people that vote the better. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)

Vote today, and beat back the big money interests

Vote. That’s going to be the first and last thing I tell…

The more people that vote the better. (Cindy Chew/2006 S.F. Examiner)
An Airbnb ad sent to SF Weekly.

Airbnb’s ads make them fools in national news

Well, that escalated quickly. Airbnb's recent ad-campaign rained on San Francisco to…

An Airbnb ad sent to SF Weekly.

Guiding principles to avoid a mealy mouth

When community groups invite me to speak about the issues featured in…

The Democratic County Central Committee, file photo, August 13, 2015. Tom Hsieh, second from left, is levying accusations of voter fraud this week. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/SF Examiner

Airbnb, District 3 endorsements top Democrat talks

San Francisco’s November election slug-fest was on full display at last night’s…

The Democratic County Central Committee, file photo, August 13, 2015. Tom Hsieh, second from left, is levying accusations of voter fraud this week. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/SF Examiner
Angelo Sangiacomo, developer of Trinity Place, is under investigation for allegedly leasing nearly two dozen rent-controlled units at the South of Market development. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trinity Place developer accused of illegally leasing apartments

As San Francisco continues to debate the future of its short-term rental…

Angelo Sangiacomo, developer of Trinity Place, is under investigation for allegedly leasing nearly two dozen rent-controlled units at the South of Market development. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)