Letters to the Editor

Dear Jeff: What an inspiration writing in this month’s AOA “From the President” – [August issue].  I appreciated the story of Jerry as well as the “try this” 1-9. My Mom and business partner, (age 100), says her secret to living so long is to “love people” and trust in God.  Again, thank you.   Arlene…

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Why No City Wants to Be Seattle By Attorney Ethan Blevins of the Pacific Legal Foundation

Attorney Ethan Blevins City Planners tremble as they whisper a new term that embodies their fears – “Seattle-ization.”  Washington’s Emerald City, one the byword for urban vitality, is now outpacing San Francisco as a cautionary tale in how over-regulation strangles the housing market. That does not mean, unfortunately, that observers understand the root cause of…

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San Francisco

IN THE NEWS: San Francisco Tenants Set to Gain New Powers in Negotiations with Landlords

Tenants across San Francisco are poised to gain new collective bargaining powers to affect conditions in their buildings, thanks to a move by lawmakers in March. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved protections for tenants to form associations, akin to labor unions, that can negotiate with landlords over a wide range of concerns, including issues like…

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Lawsuit Filed Against LA County and AOA’s State-wide Phone Campaign!

Alameda County, Los Angeles County, and multiple cities throughout the state continue to extend baseless eviction bans. April 1st is actually Day 742 of the housing provider hostage crisis. Our local politicians’ actions show that they do not care about the pain and suffering that they are causing housing providers. Their main priority is the…

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