As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."
Area residents have demanded that affordable housing, a clean and healthy environment, and good union jobs for current residents be written into any development plan for the area.
Workers are not going to stand for housing prices that make it impossible for them to work and live in the Bay Area.
Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable.
At the stroke of midnight on March 1, laws went into effect that will strike down many county and municipal ordinances that have strengthened legal protections for those who rent.