Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: City Planning

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Planners to hear proposal for massive new UCSF development in Parnassus Heights

The Planning Commission will hear Thursday/4 a presentation on a massive new development plan for the University of California’s Parnassus Heights campus. In essence, the school wants to add clinical,...

The Agenda: Why isn’t the Police Commission meeting?

Two members of the SF Police Commission are asking Mayor London Breed to allow the panel to start meeting again – and it’s past due. The mayor’s Shelter-in-Place order bars...

The fix was in: Mayor appoints political ally to run city planning

Mayor London Breed has appointed to the crucial role of Planning Director a former commissioner whose main credentials appear to be his political loyalty to her agenda or promoting...

Real-estate industry rebels at modest measure to limit corporate rentals

The real-estate industry and the San Francisco Planning Department are going crazy over a rather modest proposal by Sup. Aaron Peskin to limit corporate housing rentals. Peskin’s bill comes in...

SF 2019 Housing scorecard is really bleak

On the day that State Sen. Scott Wiener is announcing a new bill to mandate more private-market housing – which means, given the economics of San Francisco, high-end luxury...

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

State Sen. Scott Wiener will hold a press conference and rally in Oakland Tuesday/7 to announce that he’s re-introducing a new version of his housing deregulation bill, SB 50....

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

  A settlement deal with one of the city’s worst planning scofflaws comes before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee tomorrow – but the case is far from over. The City...

Community groups demand equity agenda in choice of new planning director

The San Francisco Planning Commission began today its formal process of selecting a new director to replace the retiring John Rahaim – and community advocates are demanding that the...