Stories about ABAG

Should the regional transportation agency be elected?

A new twist in the power struggle over Bay Area planning

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...

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...

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...

Prosperity, poverty, and really bad planning

You may not have heard of the Economic Prosperity Strategy -- but it's an alarming, dangerous proposal that could impact the future of San...

Tom’s Town: A missing million — and can Airbnb share with the displaced families in the Mission?

By Tom Temprano JANUARY 30, 2015 -- It isn’t every day that you find yourself caught up in what, aside from an unfortunate luggage incident...

What the housing “dashboard” shows: Too many luxury condos

By Tim Redmond Sup. Jane Kim wanted the city to develop a housing “dashboard” – an ongoing report that would link the development of market-rate...

The attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his...