Stories about Development

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to...

SoMa tenants back anti-speculation and relocation efforts

SoMa tenants vote on proposals for a citywide initiative. Photo by Sara Bloomberg By Sara Bloomberg The city's fifth regional tenants convention, held on Jan. 25...

City beat: Mayor Ed Lee’s “road to Sacramento” and the impact of Google buses

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee agreed Tuesday that the way speculators are using the Ellis Act in San Francisco is "unacceptable." He said some...

City Beat: Serial Ellis Evictors and mid-Market community benefits (or not)

A map of all the no-fault evictions in the city (antievictionmap.squarespace.com)   By Tim Redmond I'm not a church-going sort, but at least once a year I...

San Francisco’s War on Poor People

By Tim Redmond The federal War on Poverty is 50 years old, and a lot of the news media reports are calling it a failure:...

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban...

Bitter Carmel labor battle has roots in SF

By Marc Norton Carmel, celebrated as an artist colony nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach, is not where you would expect to find a picket...

The year San Francisco fought back

By Tim Redmond There was not a lot of good news for my city in 2013: Evictions soared, nonprofits were forced out, artists have become...

BREAKING NEWS: A new waterfront initiative will test local politics

By Tim Redmond In the wake of the stunning success of the battle against the 8 Washington project, waterfront advocates  were set to file a...

The politics behind the epic building collapse on Twin Peaks

By Tim Redmond I saw Steve Williams, a longtime land-use lawyer, at the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods dinner Tuesday night, shortly after the news...