Stories about Environment

16th and Mission developer gets schooled in community relations

By Julia Carrie Wong June 15, 2014 -- Almost 100 people attended the meeting of the San Francisco Board of Educations’ Buildings, Grounds, and Services...

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...

City Beat: Dissecting the mayor’s interview on KQED. Plus: Ammiano Clean Energy bill moves forward — and why does...

By Tim Redmond APRIL 21, 2014 -- Mayor Ed Lee didn't really say anything new on KQED's Forum this morning, but he gave a few...

Supervisors defy progessive community, approve Google Bus Project

By Tim Redmond APRIL 2, 2014 -- The San Francisco supervisors defied pretty much the entire progressive community last night and gave a green light...

SF buys plenty of dirty power

Mayor Lee doesn't want to buy power from one dirty company, but is happy to buy from others. By Tim Redmond When the mayor summarily threw...

Obliviate! Mayor Lee makes CleanPowerSF vanish

Mayor Lee offers Sup. Avalos birthday greetings – before telling him that his administration no longer cares about generating city-owned clean power   By Tim Redmond MARCH...

The Cove of Weepers: Why San Francisco has often had good reason to be nervous about new arrivals

  By Rebecca Solnit “In the past, it was racists and homophobes who attacked newcomers to San Francisco. Today, anti-tech activists are promoting a new nativism,...

Mayor Lee’s latest plaza-privatization plan is based on a troubling New York model

By Tim Redmond The Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development is pushing a plan that would allow private entities to "sponsor" public plazas –...

The attack on SoMa, part two: Why is this happening, anyway?

By Zelda Bronstein In a story that’s become somewhat legendary of late, David Talbot, founder of Salon.com, asked whether San Francisco could survive the tech...

How SF Weekly and C.W. Nevius got the tech protests all wrong

Actually, protests are good. And they work. By Tim Redmond FEB. 24, 2014 -- I don’t have any bad feelings for SF Weekly these days. The...