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The Complex: The City Falls Into a Housing Paradox 

Wednesday, May 28 2014
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And, with it, Midtown tenants' hopes may well be null and void.

A ruling in their favor, Utrecht continues, will now require "some judge to call some official with the city and with Mercy a liar. And judges don't like doing that." He pauses, then laughs. "Judges look for ways to decide cases without calling someone a liar.

"And that's extra true when one of the parties is the city."

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more

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