Stories about Growth

Community groups demand equity agenda in choice of new planning director

Activists demand a dramatic change in the direction of planning policy; will the mayor respond?

Housing balance measure headed for March ballot

Campaign will define the city's future -- and the state of local politics.

Haney’s housing bill passes 11-0

In huge defeat for mayor and developers, bill to make offices pay for housing gets support from community and labor.

In dramatic hearing, Haney housing measure moves forward

City economist produces laughable report on negative impacts as Peskin raises the key question: Why do we want more office development anyway?

UCSF’s secret plans to expand dramatically in Parnassus Heights

With no community input, adminstrators decide behind closed doors to add 1.5 million square feet of new space (with no housing or transit mitigation fees).

SF’s housing policy failure on full display this week

Plus: Limiting tax pass-throughs to tenants and a report card on the SFPD. That's The Agenda for Oct. 21-27

Breed attacks two progressive reform measures

Mayor uses sleazy 'poison pill' tactic to undermine affordable housing and mental-health care.

SF Planning’s really weak ‘Community Stabilization Policy’

Plus: A developer lawyer on the commission? And Sups. Haney and Ronen to grill DPH on mental-health beds. That's The Agenda for Oct. 14-20

How the NY Times bungled coverage of the Warren/Sanders tax plans

Unpacking the assumptions and failures of a story on (gasp!) how conservative economists respond to the concept of a wealth tax.

Massive new office development in Soma? Maybe not

A March ballot measure could slow office growth until there's enough affordable housing for the workers.