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Zelda Bronstein

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The year that local zoning control comes under attack

        2017 is already shaping up as a year in which local control of development will come under unprecedented assault in California and in the...

        More than a million people in SF? Did anyone ask you?

              It’s hard not to be riveted by the terrifying advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it would be a huge mistake to ignore less...

              Why won’t SFMade support Prop. X?

                    A seeming anomaly of San Francisco’s current election season is the opposition to Prop. X, which seeks to preserve manufacturing space in the city,...

                    Why Prop. X is needed to save PDR

                          San Francisco’s artists, small blue-collar businesses, and community-serving nonprofits are being forced out of the city by soaring rents; outright evictions; and, in many...

                          Palo Alto and the tech shop of horrors

                                On August 10, Kate Vershov Downing, a 31-year-old intellectual-property lawyer, set the media aflutter when she posted on Medium a letter to the Palo...

                                Illegal office conversion: A case study

                                      At the May 18 meeting of the San Francisco Board of Appeals, attorney James Reuben, a principal of Reuben, Junius & Rose, showed why...

                                      Have regional planners set their targets on SF’s growth-control law?

                                            Plan Bay Area—the controversial, state-mandated regional “blueprint” for land use and transportation planning through 2040—is back. Actually, it never went away; it just stopped...

                                            ABAG leaders betray local cities

                                                  The latest betrayal of Bay Area cities by the leadership of the Association of Bay Area Governments occurred on May 17, when the Joint...

                                                  A regional-planning coup

                                                        In late April the year-long power struggle between our region’s land use and transportation planning agencies, respectively the Association of Bay Area Governments and...

                                                        Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

                                                               I’ve been covering the current power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments, our region’s land use planning authority, and its transportation planning...