Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Eastern Neighborhoods

More than a million people in SF? Did anyone ask you?

It’s hard not to be riveted by the terrifying advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it would be a huge mistake to ignore less sensational exercises in autocracy, especially...

The Agenda, Nov. 28-Dec. 4: An honest tenant scorecard

There are lies and misleading statements in every election, and San Francisco has seen its share. But this fall’s contests featured a particularly painful version: Some candidates who are...

Dramatic vote could slow Mission development

A remarkable, stunning vote happened at the Board of Supes Tuesday: By a 9-0 margin, the members agreed that a big market-rate housing project in the Mission needs a...

Why won’t SFMade support Prop. X?

A seeming anomaly of San Francisco’s current election season is the opposition to Prop. X, which seeks to preserve manufacturing space in the city, from SFMade -- the city’s...

The Agenda, Oct. 23-30: Does the Eastern Neighborhoods plan even work any more?

There’s more and more evidence that the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, which since 2008 has guided development in a large swath of San Francisco, is out of date and no...

Why Prop. X is needed to save PDR

San Francisco’s artists, small blue-collar businesses, and community-serving nonprofits are being forced out of the city by soaring rents; outright evictions; and, in many cases, the elimination of their...

Obama’s supply-side toolkit attacks local housing policy

On September 27th the Obama administration released a "Housing Development Toolkit" promoting a deregulation program for market rate housing development at the local level. It’s remarkably similar to the...

The Eastern Neighborhoods Plan is a bust

The Planning Commission heard a report on the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, which has guided development in a huge swath of the city, and from the public comment and the...

The Agenda: Rose Pak, the devastation of the Eastern Neighborhoods ….

Gordon Chin, a founder and former director of the Chinatown Community Development Center, notes in his book Building Community, Chinatown Style, that for Rose Pak, “all politics are personal.” “Politics...

The developers are wrong: CEQA doesn’t stop housing

Developers see the California Environmental Quality Act as some sort of Great Satan, the source of pretty much everything that’s wrong with the state. CEQA halts progress. CEQA means...