Zelda Bronstein

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A regional-planning coup

Bay Area could become the only region where unaccountable transit agency controls local planning policy

Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

The latest ABAG-MTC merger deal pays little attention to the constituents of the two powerful agencies

When city planners treat us like infants

The public gets dismissive events and sandbox games -- instead of serious discussions that allow meaningful input from the communities impacted by land-use decisions

Who’s ‘against change?’

Or does that just mean some of us are against the sort of change that the powers that be are pushing?

No CEQA review for Uber

City admits that the impact of all these new cars on the streets doesn't qualify as an environmental impact

Developers win with “smart growth” rule

New rules would make it harder to raise environmental challenges to projects that cause urban congestion

The regional government merger: Is anyone asking why?

Money, policy, democracy at stake -- so what is the problem we are trying to solve?

The attack on local zoning control

A sweeping regional-government plan promotes growth at all costs, and seeks to cut community input out of the picture

The strange and telling story behind the regional planning merger deal

The plan to let the powerful MTC take control of regional planning is on hold -- but by no means dead -- and social equity hangs in the balance

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

Behind the power grab by the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission