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Hubris unbound: Landlords appeal 660 Third St case

Amazing: After losing at every step of the planning process, developers who illegally converted industrial space to offices are trying another appeal By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER...

SF finally cracks down on illegal offices

Zoning decision on Soma building sends a message that developers can't just turn industrial space into offices By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 -- San Francisco’s...

Secrecy rules in regional-planning power struggle

Critical funding, equity issues playing out with very little public input By Zelda Bronstein SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 -- Last week the power struggle between the Metropolitan...

Jim Meko: A remembrace

SoMa activist dies at 66; helped protect blue-collar jobs in the district By Zelda Bronstein AUGUST 9, 2015 -- Jim Meko, president of the SoMa Leadership...

Displacement policy at risk in quiet power struggle

Two regional agencies battling over the future of Bay Area planning -- with social justice in the balance By Zelda Bronstein JULY 21, 2015 --At a...

Flower Mart wins historic deal — but it’s not over yet

Preservation depends on city approval of a project that violates existing law By Zelda Bronstein JULY 10, 2015 -- On June 26, the San Francisco Flower...

Can SF ever enforce its own zoning laws?

The story of 660 Third Street is a case study in how property owners seem to think they can violate the rules at will,...

The false promise of regional governance

Unless the elites change their ways, centralized planning is never going to work MAY 13 -- There’s a push on by Bay Area elites to...

After 8 months, developer still hasn’t complied with city planning rules

The story of 660 Third Street is a sad example of how big commercial property owners can get away with ignoring zoning rules By Zelda...

The truth about the Flower Mart petitions

There is, as of today, no "deal" to save this San Francisco institution.  By Zelda Bronstein APRIL 22, 2015 -- On Monday, April 20, Jon Schwark,...