Activists turn in signatures to qualify for a November ballot measure that would repeal the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a state law that limits on rent control in California.
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There’s a new bill in California ready to set off the biggest gentrification bomb the state has ever seen-- Senate Bill SB 827. It will cause displacement in already vulnerable communities-- working class neighborhoods and communities of color.
Newly proposed State bill SB 827 encourages gentrification in low-income communities throughout California and gives value to landowners and developers with no public benefit in return.
Host of KPFA Radio's "UpFront", Brian Edwards-Tiekert, interviews People Power Media co-founder Joseph Smooke in Joseph's capacity as Westside Program Director of Housing Rights Committee San Francisco. The interview is about the proposed California State Senate bill SB 827 that would displace existing residents around transportation hubs.
Curtis and Riley with the help of Riley's AI watch, Olive, meet with condo developer Sumir who tells them how development works. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!
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Join Riley and Curtis in a revolving restaurant with an epic view of San Francisco. They're meeting with the banker, Ernesto, who lends money for developments. Discover why it's not all about supply and demand because as he says, "That's not how the industry works." CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!
Continuing on their quest, Curtis and Riley meet their realtor in the Mission District to look at a place in an older building that they're hoping will be more affordable than a unit in a new condo tower. A Mission mural comes to life and tells the story of how real estate in San Francisco became so valuable. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!
Curtis and Riley put all the pieces together, and they're not sure what to do about finding a place to live. As they're walking the streets, they run into a rally outside City Hall led by Carmen, a housing activist. CLICK ON THE TITLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EPISODE!