Stories about Land Use

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Corporate interests and developers spend $12 million on lobbying in just six months.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

After 50 years, SF poised to move on public power

Plus: The Chron asks some questions about homelessness. That's The Agenda for July 29-Aug 4

SF responds to climate crisis (but will anyone mention Uber?)

Plus: Helping small business -- and a massive project that will make the housing crisis worse (but is back by TMG Partners and Ron Conway). That's The Agenda for July 22-28

Fewer’s racial-equity plan could change the way SF makes policy

A new office would analyze legislation through a lens that has been missing from city policy -- and could lead to some dramatic changes in the political discussion.

Wiener quietly turns barber bill into major housing legislation

Gut-and-amend strategy puts a version of SB 50 on the legislative fast track.

Wiener’s gut-and-amend tactics: Will they return with SB 50?

The senator has used a dubious legislative trick in the past, and some fear he is preparing to do it again.

Fewer calls on city to ‘blow up’ taxi permit system

Supes looking at ways to help mediallion holders facing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft

Celebrate 40 years of rent control — and support the Tenants Union

Plus: Keeping Uber and Lyft out of SFO -- and the first hearing on a public-power report. That's The Agenda for June 10-16

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy