Zelda Bronstein

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Palo Alto and the tech shop of horrors

Behind the story of the Peninsula planning commissioner who made national news by saying she had to leave town to buy a house for her family

Illegal office conversion: A case study

For years, the owners of a Third St. building defied city zoning rules -- and they are still getting away with it. How is this possible?

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

Future scenarios include eliminating Prop. M, which limits office space in the city

ABAG leaders betray local cities

Has the agency already decided to capitulate to the MTC's coup?

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