Stories about Growth

Progressive debate offers a bit of candidate clarity

Suddenly, everyone's against the Wiener housing bill. Plus: Leno gets quizzed on his dubious endorsements, Kim calls for $1 billion bond at for housing and Alioto loses all possible left credibility

SF planners blast Wiener housing bill that would upzone entire city

Even a pro-growth, pro-development department has to admit that Wiener's latest housing bill goes way too far (and does nothing for the affordable housing crisis)

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Plus: the problem with the new ethics legislation and affordable housing in the Mission. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-18

This is how gentrification works

Following a pattern in the Mission

First mayoral debate has no winners and too much agreement

None of the candidates made a case for why they are different than the others; that's a problem when the city is in a serious crisis and so many voters are undecided

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it

Protecting tenants from ‘renoviction’

Renters are getting pushed out of their long-term homes because city planners don't consider evictions in the permit process

EXCLUSIVE: Tenants living in squalid conditions in building owned by SF’s largest landlord

Complaints against Veritas include lead-contaminated water, broken elevators, broken pipes -- and oh, the rent is going up

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

The Agenda, Jan 2-9: The mayoral issues

The campaigns need to give us specific plans and proposals, starting today