Stories about Land Use

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The Agenda: Supes to question Police Commission appointments, COVID housing policies. Plus: a move to let undocumented people serve on commissions and allow young people to vote.

Supes look to protect SRO residents

Alarming spread in low-income housing leads to emergency bill -- as false reports seek to derail plan to consider Rec-Park space for safe housing.

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

The Agenda: Strange moves at SF planning plus more vote-by-mail and limits on corporate rentals.

Mayor defies supes, says she won’t open hotel rooms for all homeless

The Agenda: What happens when the executive won't follow the legislative branch?

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

The Agenda: If supes upzone site for housing and cut the affordability to make it "pencil out," shouldn't the public see the developer's financials?

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

It's way cheaper to rent hotel rooms than to pay for the ICU at SF General, but supes keep getting resistance.

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Plus: the need for an arts, worker, and small-business bailout—and the mayor will get asked about corruption. That's The Agenda for March 9-15.

The latest way VC and tech disruptors are attacking SF’s housing stock

Corporate rentals have become a threat to long-term affordable housing -- thanks to vulture start-ups.

Giving the supes more investigative power …

... plus limiting corporate rentals and some oversight on the Right to Counsel law. That's The Agenda for Feb. 23-March 1.

Chinatown building becomes battleground for community’s future

Investor with a record of trying to evict low-income seniors now wants to make massive profit off historic property.