Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: ABAG

Palo Alto and the tech shop of horrors

On August 10, Kate Vershov Downing, a 31-year-old intellectual-property lawyer, set the media aflutter when she posted on Medium a letter to the Palo Alto City Council stating that...

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

Plan Bay Area—the controversial, state-mandated regional “blueprint” for land use and transportation planning through 2040—is back. Actually, it never went away; it just stopped getting attention from the media. After...

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 Committee comprising the ABAG Administrative...

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 the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, boiled...

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 counterpart, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency,...

When city planners treat us like infants

  Tomorrow evening (Wed/30) the Planning Department will hold a “Community Discussion” of the Railyard Alternatives and I-280 Feasibility Study (RAB) at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House. This is a...

Developers win with “smart growth” rule

With a big assist from the state Legislature, the SF Planning Department opened a new front in the city’s density wars last week. On Thursday, staff asked the Planning...

The Agenda, Feb. 1- Feb. 7: Super Bowl protests and affordable housing

The Super Bowl City display is now live at the foot of Market Street, and the protests are going live, too. We already saw hundreds converge on the scene...

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 merger planning process, had...

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 ended with a question: do...