News + Politics

News + Politics

Yes (on affordable housing) In My Back Yard!

I’m kind of done talking about the Yimby conference, which has gotten far more press than you normally see for a wonky housing policy...

The Agenda, July 24-30: Undemocratic voting, municipal broadband …

The bill that would limit citizen initiatives against development is now in the state Senate, and will be heard in committee in August. The...

Federal agent’s loaded gun, left unsecured in a car, killed Kate Steinle

Kate Steinle was killed two years ago in San Francisco after a gun stolen from a car was discharged on Pier 14, a popular...

Cohen moves to sideline opposition to ‘profoundly undemocratic’ state law

Sup. Malia Cohen, unexpectedly and at the last moments of yesterday’s Board of Supes meeting, announced that she wanted to delay consideration of a...

A ‘dangerous felon’ who was never convicted of a violent crime

Two years ago, Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez was arrested for the death of Kate Steinle on San Francisco’s popular waterfront. The case gained national...

Sutter Health to shut down sub-acute care at St. Luke’s

Some 44 patients may be forced as far away as Sacramento and 72 healthcare workers  could lose their jobs since Sutter Health decided to...

Jerry Brown sides with polluters in key bill

Here are some of the things that have happened in the past two days: A giant piece of ice, the size of Delaware, broke off...

Listen, Yimby!

Dear Yimbytown folks: Welcome to the Bay Area, where housing and land-use debates are at the heart of almost all local politics. You’re going to...

Homeless advocates criticize Sheehy bike bill

An ordinance prohibiting outdoor bicycle assembly is on track to pass at the Board of Supervisors, and it could lead to penalizing homeless people...

Cell-phone companies try to ram through bill blocking local control of transmitters

The state Senate has a had a bumper-crop year for bills to help developers, landlords, and corporate interests – and to undermine the ability...