Stories about CEQA

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

Legal settlement with Academy of Art University will have just one public hearing, and there's no way to appeal the EIR.

Planners keep wanting to streamline approvals for housing that won’t get built

Plus: The politics of the Rose Pak subway station and students get to weigh in on the D5 supes race. That's The Agenda for Aug. 18-25

The Agenda: Saving a SoMa park

Russ Street project would block the sun on the only full-service park in the crowded neighborhood; will the supes defy the mayor and stop it?

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

The myth of long-term housing “underproduction”

Has California—and SF—failed to build housing for the past 50 years? The data show otherwise

OPINION: Strengthening CEQA to help solve the housing crisis

What if the much-maligned environmental law linked jobs to housing? That would fight displacement and encourage regional cooperation

Why Wiener’s housing bill undermines good policy outcomes

Recent deals at Board of Supes show that the city gets more affordable housing and more mitigation when the community has a role in the process -- exactly what Sen. Wiener wants to eliminate

The latest attack on homeless people …

... and condos vs. gentrification in the Mission: That's what's on The Agenda, Sept. 25 - Oct. 1

Alternative facts and the mayor’s housing plan

"Density bonus" for "middle-class housing" defies reality

The year that local zoning control comes under attack

A new move to usurp the ability of cities to control development moves forward, quickly and quietly