Friday, October 23, 2020

Tag: Central Soma

Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich

 Editor's note: Plan Bay Area, a joint effort of the Association of Bay Area Governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, is creating a "blueprint" of strategies to guide growth...

Breed attacks two progressive reform measures

Mayor London Breed is using an old political tactic to try to undermine two progressive ballot measures. Instead of opposing the measures, which are likely to be popular, the mayor...

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

The various parties to a series of lawsuits over Soma development have settled– but that doesn’t mean two massive new office projects are going to move forward. The Chron’s upbeat...

Will Breed make a real change at City Planning?

This is the way the announcement about the future of the SF Planning Department arrived: Mayor London Breed and Planning Director John Rahaim announced today that Director Rahaim will retire...

Fewer’s racial-equity plan could change the way SF makes policy

The Government Audit and Oversight Committee will hold a special hearing Thursday/11 to consider an ordinance by Sup. Sandra Lee Fewer that could have profound impacts on a wide...

The problems with the gig economy and a housing ‘crisis’ bill

The gig economy and its problems are big news all over the country. California is moving to crack down on some huge, profitable companies that use (for example) drivers...

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

The Board of Supes unanimously rejected today a proposal that would have allowed a market-rate housing development to cast a shadow on a South of Market park. The vote was...

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Mayor London Breed has now signed the legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors approving the Central Soma Plan that will spearhead the “Gig Economy” transformation of “San Francisco...

A bad Central Soma Plan is going to move forward …

The Board of Supes is set to give final approval Tuesday/13 to a Central Soma Plan that almost everyone agrees has too much office space and too little housing. I...

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

Mayor London Breed is pushing legislation that would amend the city’s historic office-space limitation law to allow an additional 1.5 million square feet of space – enough to house...