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.
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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. WATCH IT NOW!
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."
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Curtis and Riley go to look at a place in the Mission District hoping that a place in an older building might 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.
Curtis and Riley put the pieces together of everything they've learned, and they're not sure what to do about it. As they're walking the streets, they run into a rally outside City Hall led by Carmen, a housing activist. RELEASE DATE MAY 7, 2019