Stabilizing Mission Families Against the Loss of Community-Serving Businesses

July 19, 2017

Now several years into San Francisco’s dire gentrification and displacement crisis, we remain united in our commitment to finding solutions to keep the Mission home to businesses that serve working-class families and play a crucial role in keeping the Mission a Latino cultural hub. It is imperative that we stem the loss of the Mission’s family-friendly retail shops that serve the Latino community. We are losing our laundromats, grocery stores, […]

Oppose SB35 Protect Local Control over Zoning in the state of California

July 10, 2017

Government Overreach is killing our communities. Stop SB35. If you have any contacts around the state, we could use some help in stopping SB 35. This bill has something for everyone to hate. We need people all over the state to reach out to their assembly members to stop this bill. More details here: 1. The sign-on petition: The goal is to get at least 1,000 signatories. https://www.change.org/p/protect-our-low-income-communities-oppose-sb-35-unless-amended?source_location=minibar 2. Call […]

YIMBYs: The “Alt-Right” Darlings of the Real Estate Industry

May 14, 2017

In San Francisco’s Mission District, flyers pasted on mailboxes and light poles warn longtime residents of the new “conquistadores,” the hordes of wealthy tech industrialists who’ve descended on the neighborhood en masse over the past few years, displacing many in the Latinx-heavy neighborhood to the outer reaches of the Bay Area. But it’s not just lower-income people who are feeling set upon. Rich newcomers also see themselves as an interest […]

YES on X – Protect the Best of San Francisco

September 3, 2016

November 2016 PDR Bill Why You Should Support the “Protect the Best of San Francisco” ballot measure on the November 2016 Ballot – Proposition X San Francisco’s many diverse Arts Communities and extraordinary Artists have always been a vital focus of the spirit and soul of our City since the California Gold Rush more than 160 years ago. San Francisco’s many diverse small “PDR” (production, distribution, and repair) businesses have […]

Measure to protect SF artist, manufacturing space makes November ballot

August 3, 2016

By Joshua Sabatini : sfexaminer – excerpt Artists facing displacement from their homes, studios or apartments is a growing concern in San Francisco. The Redlick Building at 17th and Mission streets (pictured above) was one such place where artists faced displacement because of a development boom In the last regularly scheduled meeting before summer recess, the Board of Supervisors voted to place on the November ballot a measure to protect […]

Support the Beauty not the Beast on Bryant

May 9, 2016

The Project at 1750 Bryant rears its head again at the Planning Commission on May 19th. Stay tuned for updates on details of the plan. Sign the petition and tell the Planning Commission NOT to approve the Beast on Bryant on May 19th! http://www.beautyonbryant.org/  

No More Monsters in the Mission

April 29, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 8 PM Rally at the Brava Theater. Brava Theatre Mission’s Last Stand or Mission Stands Up! STAND UP MISSION Stop 2,000 luxury units! The wave continues in the Mission with 28 new developments waiting in the pipeline. Fires continue to rage in the Mission. Residents and small business’s continue to be displaced. Police related shooting are on the rise. Join as at the Brava theater to update […]

Beast on Bryant

March 17, 2016

Opponents blast big Mission project despite affordable housing land deal Roland Li : bizjournal – excerpt Activists in the Mission continue to oppose a large housing proposal even after the developer agreed to donate a third of the block-sized parcel for affordable housing, underscoring continued tension in a neighborhood that previously sought a moratorium on all new market-rate development. The Nick Podell Co. is proposing 199 market-rate units at 2000-2070 […]

San Francisco Enforcing Eastern Neighborhoods Zoning

March 5, 2016

Allison Nagel : biznow – excerpt San Francisco is enforcing its Eastern Neighborhoods area plans approved in 2009, which means industrial owners who have been leasing out space for office use without properly converting them are on the hook. Those owners may have to evict their tenants or face a $250/day fine. The Eastern Neighborhoods Zoning District (including the Mission, Central Waterfront, East SoMa and Potrero Hill (above) neighborhoods) initially […]

No Art Gallery for You on Mission, Perhaps Condos Instead

March 5, 2016

socketsite – excerpt 2548 Mission, purchased for gallery, but not to be. When Rowland Weinstein, owner of the Weinstein Gallery on Union Square, purchased the 13,500-square-foot building at 2548 Mission Street, which sits between the New Mission/Alamo Drafthouse Theater and Foreign Cinema, for $3.8 million amidst much fanfare in 2014, the seller had reportedly turned down an offer for $600,000 more, “preferring to have an art gallery on the block.” […]

Bryant St. Development Increases Affordable Housing, But Community Remains Opposed

February 16, 2016

By Joe Rivano Barros : missionlocal – excerpt “The developer of one of the most controversial developments proposed for the Mission District — derided by activists as “the Beast on Bryant” — now says he will donate one-third of the property to the city for affordable housing.” – Chronicle Not really the same as building affordable housing. He is offering to donate a percentage of square footage of the property […]

SOS San Francisco

February 4, 2016

Creative Resistance to Cultural Displacement San Francisco is in crisis. Our beautiful city is being pilfered and plundered by greedy robber barons. Join us for decentralized autonomous actions as we celebrate our San Francisco Values: Diversity, Inclusiveness, Vibrance, and Equitability. Follow the actions or sign up and start one of your own. http://www.sossanfrancisco.com/ Wednesday – February 3, 4:30 PM Super Bowl Protest: Tackle Homelessness — Outside Sinbads   Friday – February 5, 9:30 […]

Dozens of Renters Lose Homes as City Closes 1919 Market Street Warehouse in Oakland

February 1, 2016

The building’s closure is forcing dozens of residents onto the street, including some who say they have nowhere to go. Residents of the sprawling two-story warehouse at 1919 Market Street in West Oakland were given orders to vacate the property today by City of Oakland building inspectors who have determined it is unsafe for habitation. Residents have until 11:59 p.m. on January 31 to vacate the property. The building’s closure is forcing […]

‘They’re Herding Us Like Cattle’: How San Francisco’s Homeless and the City Are Paying Dearly for Superbowl 50 | Alternet

January 29, 2016

Oscar McKinney, a 49-year-old hearse driver, pitched a tent on the sidewalk across from a Best Buy parking lot. McKinney moved there after being ousted from an encampment near the downtown staging area for Super Bowl City. “They’re herding us like cattle,” he said. Santa Clara is hosting the big game. San Francisco is hosting the traffic jam. Source: ‘They’re Herding Us Like Cattle’: How San Francisco’s Homeless and the […]

Artists Face Super Bowl’s Shutdown Corner 

January 29, 2016

More than 130 holders of city Arts Commission-issued Street Artist Licenses set up shop on Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero, sometimes every day of the week. On Jan. 4, the Arts Commission informed them they had to pack up on Jan. 18 and make way for the “Super Bowl City” fan village, which is to occupy their erstwhile sales floors until Sunday, Feb. 14, a week after the big […]

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