Randy Shaw

Shaw's "housing civil war" is really about influence peddling

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I’m always wary of the BeyondChron stories by Tenderloin power broker Randy Shaw, who uses the website as a propaganda tool for his interests and those of the politicians who he helped get into office, including Mayor Ed Lee and Sup. Jane Kim, as I wrote in last week’s paper.Read more »

Randy Shaw just loves Capitalism

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Well: We all know that Randy Shaw, director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and editor of BeyondChron, is a loyal, devoted fan of Mayor Ed Lee. We know that he pretty much sees no wrong in the Lee Administration. Read more »

The mayor and condo conversions

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We all know how Mayor Ed Lee got his start as a tenant advocate, and we all know that every tenant group in the city is fighting bitterly to stop Sup. Scott Wiener's legislation that would allow more condo conversions. Read more »

Does tax-break promoter have a conflict of interest?

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In last week's Guardian, my investigation of the Twitter/Mid-Market tax exclusion zone showed that Tenderloin Housing Clinic director Randy Shaw played a central role in creating the district and policy that would cost city taxpayers about $22 million in lost payroll taxes (which officials hope to recoup in economic stimulation to the area).

Now, my continuing investigation reveals that THC business partner Paul Boschetti owns a hotel that was specifically targeted for the tax breaks, raising conflict of interest issues that city officials never asked Shaw about.

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