Trickle down? Not far enough

Posted on September 5, 2018

Remember the 2017 Federal tax breaks? The ones that promised to return cash to taxpayers through a trickle-down process, and increase... Continue

About the upcoming Renter Week of Action

Posted on September 11, 2017

The Homes For All campaign is calling for renters, low-income homeowners, people without homes, labor and tenant unions, and all people... Continue

Rosy Outlook of 1% Delusion

Posted on November 1, 2015

This county economic forecast article is a nice view from the parallel universe of 1% spin: “the economy is doing just fine”, “the... Continue

Where are the rentals? Supervisor Gorin on the growing concern about housing

Posted on September 21, 2015
Where are the rentals? Supervisor Gorin on the growing concern about housing

Having a place to call home is one of life’s most basic needs. It is the nexus of well being and central navigation point from where... Continue

Sonoma as Fantasy Island

Posted on January 29, 2019
Sonoma as Fantasy Island

The lower valley floor around Sonoma is a unified commercially and residentially developed area. This area is essentially the same... Continue

Housing march of folly

Posted on January 18, 2018
Housing march of folly

Sonoma County pre-fire was a national, top ten most unaffordable place in the country for housing. So was the city of Sonoma. Efforts... Continue

Move now on Mobile Home ordinance

Posted on October 4, 2015

I’d like to see 3 votes for a citywide residential rent control ordinance. There has been a lot of talk about affordable housing,... Continue

Machiavelli, Power, and Sonoma

Posted on May 27, 2015

After reading Machiavelli, The Prince, it has been fun to play with how the same insights might apply to Sonoma. Machiavelli, who wrote... Continue

Mobile Home Rent Control study session review and comments

Posted on April 30, 2015
(Dr Zak, CC BY SA 3.0)

“Mobile home rentals are becoming an endangered species in CA” was the title of one article that came out earlier this year. This... Continue

Growth and collapse

Posted on October 20, 2020
Growth and collapse

Our economy is contingent on continuous growth, consumerism, and monetary policy that facilitates such growth. Growth is a highly-loaded... Continue

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