Sup. Preston Pushing to Extend SF Eviction Moratorium Another 60 Days
With the end of the COVID-19 pandemic emergency proclamation now in sight, Supervisor Dean Preston is proposing to tack an extra 60 days onto the city’s eviction moratorium that would otherwise end once the emergency proclamation ends.
SF Examiner Apologizes For (Literally) Placing a Bullseye On Dean Preston’s Face in Print Edition
In what’s being criticized as a “deeply irresponsible and contemptible” publishing decision, the SF Examiner Wednesday front page depicted Supervisor Dean Preston with a bullseye target over his face, and the paper is now apologizing.
DMV Lot On Fell Street Floated As Affordable Housing Development Site
The state's property at the tip of the Panhandle in SF, currently home to the city's busy DMV field office, is a prime development site that's been discussed before — and Supervisor Dean Preston says the state should step up and "partner" with the city to allow it to become affordable housing.
Club Deluxe Is Staying Open After All, and Will Remain at Its Same Haight Street Location
A “marathon mediation at City Hall” Monday resulted in a deal where Haight Street swing music nightclub Club Deluxe will indeed stay open and in business, at the same Haight and Ashbury Street location where it’s operated for 33 years.
Sup. Dean Preston Wages Fight Over HUD-Related Evictions of Longtime Tenants at Western Addition Complex
The bureaucracy of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the likely profit motives of one management company are once again running head-first into San Francisco politics and this city's chronic housing shortage.
Preston Calls to Halt Japantown Hotel Conversion to Homeless Housing, Proposes Other Hotel Sites
Many Japantown residents want no part of seeing a luxury hotel there converted to supportive housing. Their supervisor Dean Preston takes up their cause, earning him grief from across the housing discourse spectrum.
Free Muni Might Happen Under a Three-Month Pilot, But Maybe Not As Soon as Supervisors Want
There's been an argument in recent months over whether or not to use this limbo moment as the pandemic fades to finally offer Muni rides for free. But can the system handle a sudden surge in ridership (if that actually happens)?
SF Leases 300 Hotel Rooms to House COVID-19 Patients and 'Vulnerable Populations'
On the heels of District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston putting $10K of his own money toward a private fund that will help house unsheltered San Franciscans at the Oasis Inn during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of SF announced yesterday they’ve now secured leases for around 300 hotel rooms.
[Update] Election Results: With Final Mail-In And Provisional Ballots Counted, Preston (Unofficially) Bests Brown
With all 474 precincts reporting and most ballots counted, the District Attorney's race is all but settled with Boudin beating Loftus's 31.13 percent with 35.56 percent of the vote – and Dean Preston now appears to have won his District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors, as well.