Mayor Ada Colau says her city's ongoing work to create affordable housing and safer streets provided a foundation for its crisis response.
Proponents see Measure J as a means of achieving racial and economic justice through fiscal policy and hope the model can be replicated in other cities.
App-based companies spent millions to keep their California workers classified as independent contractors, not employees. Now they want to shop the law around the country.
Tech companies are increasingly telling employees they will not need to return to the office after the pandemic. That could further threaten some of the region's lowest-paid jobs.
The demand for safe and stable homes is growing around the world, as are the risks of continuing carbon-intensive forms of construction. But there are ideas to meet housing and climate needs simultaneously.