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The problem with “smart growth”

I think we can all stipulate that in general "Smart Growth" -- environmentally-responsible urban development -- is good. And in general more housing to...

More than a million people in SF? Did anyone ask you?

It’s hard not to be riveted by the terrifying advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it would be a huge mistake to ignore less...

ABAG leaders betray local cities

The latest betrayal of Bay Area cities by the leadership of the Association of Bay Area Governments occurred on May 17, when the Joint...

A regional-planning coup

In late April the year-long power struggle between our region’s land use and transportation planning agencies, respectively the Association of Bay Area Governments and...

Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

  I’ve been covering the current power struggle between the Association of Bay Area Governments, our region’s land use planning authority, and its transportation planning...

The regional government merger: Is anyone asking why?

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 -- 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 -- 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 -- 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?

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...