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November 2015

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Educators have also stood with fellow tenant activists to help rein in landlords unfairly e victing t enants in pursuit of profits. Recently the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation to make it harder for landlords to evict tenants for "nuisance" violations such as hanging laun- dry on a balcony or taking in a roommate. " W h a t 's h a p p e n i n g i s n' t f a i r," s ay s Leshefsky. "Educators and the middle class deserve a fighting chance to live in Califor- nia. I am not sure what's going to happen or where I'm going to go. But I'm not going to give up the fight any time soon — and I'm not going to go quietly." e ballot box Earlier this month, San Franciscans went to the polls to vote on several ballot mea- sures designed to help alleviate the housing crunch. All were recommended by UESF. Most contentious was Proposition F, which targeted private, short-term hous- ing rentals such as those offered through Airbnb. It sought to restrict them to 75 nights per year, and ensure that private rentals pay hotel taxes and follow city code. Prop. F lost. Housing advocates say the practice of renting out rooms, apartments and homes to short-term visitors removes rental units from the market, while opponents say that on the contrary, it provides extra income for residents to continue to live in the city. " The ones who are profiting from the 'sharing economy' are not families, as the opposition would have you believe, but wealthy landlords w ho turn units into short-term rentals," argues David Johnson, the Horace Mann teacher. Proposition I also lost; it sought to establish an 18-month moratorium on construction of housing projects larger than five units in the Mission District, bringing a temporar y halt to the proliferation of luxur y condos and conversion of other buildings into pricey condos. On the winning side was Proposition A, which authorizes the city to issue up to $310 million in bonds to fund affordable housing programs, including support for educators. Proposition D also won; it paves the way for a mixed-use development project called Mission Rock with 1,500 residential units, including 40 percent affordable to lower- and middle-class residents. "San Francisco stands at a crossroads, with educators and the students we serve rapi d ly gettin g forc ed out of th e city," Blanc says. "But we don't have to sit by while real estate speculators carve up San Francisco, displacing the communities and families that make our city so incred- ible in the first place." 27 November 2015 DOCTORAL Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) (La Verne Campus) CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATES § Multiple and Single Subject § Administrative Services § CTEL § PPS: Education Counseling § PPS: School Counseling § Mild/Moderate: Education Specialist § Reading and Language Arts § Child Life Specialist § New Learning Technology BACHELORS § Educational Studies (formerly Liberal Studies) § Child Development MASTERS § Educational Leadership § School Counseling § School Psychology § Special Education § Reading § Special Emphasis § Child Life § Child Development (also online) College of Education & Organizational Leadership 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750 "La Verne provided the tools to make me an effective educator." WASC accredited, CCTC and CAEP approved. Programs offered at campuses throughout California. s Call: 877-GO-TO-ULV Email: Visit: Natasha Burrell 7th Grade Honors Math Teacher

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