Bad Rent Control

With Oregon passing statewide rent control, the “door has been opened” to tweak the law locally to better protect tenants from money-addicted landlords. The current “one size fits all” legislation fails to protect the most vulnerable. The newly legalized cap of a 7-percent annual increase will financially devastate those in the lower socio-economic groups [...]

2019-03-08T09:57:53-08:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Readers Respond: Rent Control Is Un-American

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo "For Rent" sign is posted outside an apartment building in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) The Oregon Legislature is considering rent control, an un-American concept. Our economy is built on free trade and competition. Limiting rent increases will discourage investors and limit the supply [...]

2019-02-20T16:05:02-08:00February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why SF Restaurants Are Suffocating

One Saturday in December of last year, six months before we closed our beloved restaurant, Tawla, we said goodbye to our lead line cook — one of the last three people left from our original 25-person team when we opened in the Mission two years prior. I had watched him grow and take on more [...]

2019-02-19T09:58:27-08:00February 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|