Stories about City Planning

Politics on Tuesday: The Democratic Party, the real-estate industry, and nudists on Muni

By Tim Redmond JUNE 17, 2014 – Just three days before the June 3 election, tech mogul and mayoral ally Ron Conway handed $25,000 to...

The Airbnb files — how a friend of the mayor avoids law-enforcement

By Tim Redmond JUNE 16, 2014 -- The San Francisco Chronicle has finally noticed that Airbnb is having a huge impact on housing in the...

How SF lets developers cheat Muni and affordable housing out of millions

By Zelda Bronstein When the San Francisco Planning Department allows property zoned for Production, Distribution, and Repair – also known as PDR -- to be...

Why SF City Planning can’t protect local industry from office encroachment: An alarming case study

By Zelda Bronstein MAY 29, 2014 -- At its May Day meeting, the San Francisco Planning Commission took a stand for blue-collar jobs, affordable housing,...

Mayor Lee’s new job-creation plan: swimming instructors

Maybe we could have Olympic swimming at the ballpark. By Tim Redmond MAY 15, 2014 -- The news about the Antarctic glaciers is all over the...

City Beat: City College, the Ellis Act – and the real state budget battle

By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- A bill by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano that would curtail the ability of state officials to suspend indefinitely an...

Why has City Planning gotten a free pass on Airbnb?

  By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- I've been complaining (a bit) about the legislation by Sup. David Chiu on Airbnb. I've been critical (a...

Herrera goes after landlords, but what about airbnb?

  By Tim Redmond Dennis Herrera has filed suit against two landlords who he says have illegally evicted tenants and turned rental housing into hotel rooms....

Politics on Tuesday: The Warriors, The Mayor, and Airbnb

Whoops – not happening   By Tim Redmond APRIL 22, 2014 -- The proponents of Prop. B, which would mandate a vote of the people for any...

Politics on Tuesday: City College, Airbnb, and District 8

Will the mayor admit that the city attorney was right?Photo by Luke Thomas By Tim Redmond The accrediting commission that's been trying to shut down City...