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Zelda Bronstein

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When city planners treat us like infants

March 29, 2016
         Tomorrow evening (Wed/30) the Planning Department will hold a “Community Discussion” of the Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Feasibility Study (RAB) at the Potrero Hill...

        Who’s ‘against change?’

        March 27, 2016
              Like 48 hills editor Tim Redmond, I welcome UC Berkeley geographer Dick Walker’s piece in the East Bay Express debunking the supply-side approach to...

              No CEQA review for Uber

              March 17, 2016
                    Our March 13 story about San Francisco’s replacement of traffic congestion as an environmental impact with the number of vehicle miles traveled that a...

                    Developers win with “smart growth” rule

                    March 13, 2016
                          With a big assist from the state Legislature, the SF Planning Department opened a new front in the city’s density wars last week. On...

                          The regional government merger: Is anyone asking why?

                          January 21, 2016
                                On Friday, January 8, the latest phase of the power struggle between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments, a.k.a....

                                The attack on local zoning control

                                December 8, 2015
                                       DECEMBER 8, 2015 -- My last story about the continuing power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission...

                                      The strange and telling story behind the regional planning merger deal

                                      November 12, 2015
                                            NOVEMBER 12, 2015 -- An overture by SEIU Local 1021, which represents the workers at the Association of Bay Area Governments, averted a showdown...

                                            A pricey palace, huge losses in risky investments, a busted bridge — and now the agency responsible wants more...

                                            October 11, 2015
                                                   OCTOBER 11, 2015 -- It now looks as if the open power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation...

                                                  Should the regional transportation agency be elected?

                                                  September 17, 2015
                                                        The power struggle between the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments got a lot more complicated over the past week.Since...

                                                        Hubris unbound: Landlords appeal 660 Third St case

                                                        September 13, 2015
                                                              Amazing: After losing at every step of the planning process, developers who illegally converted industrial space to offices are trying another appealBy Zelda BronsteinSEPTEMBER...