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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" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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