San Francisco Growth Battle Heats Up

As dot-coms contribute to spiraling rents and driving out low-income residents and small businesses, voters have to decide how "accommodating the city will be to high-tech companies."

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September 20, 2000, 7:15 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @http://twitter.com/legalaidtech


San Francisco's Mission district has seen frequent protests and even a near-riot because a developer wanted to spend $50-million to convert an abandoned building into a modern office building.Residents fought to prevent what they felt was a "dot-com gentrification of their working-classneighborhood."As dot-coms contribute to spiraling rents and driving out low-income residents and small businesses, voters have to decide how "accommodating the city will be to high-tech companies."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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