Stories about Land Use

Why Richmond said No to coal

Council makes clear that fossil-fuels must go and terminal must convert.

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

Legal settlement with Academy of Art University will have just one public hearing, and there's no way to appeal the EIR.

Breed refuses to sign housing bill

Haney's legislation charging developers for affordable housing will become law anyway -- but the mayor's message is stunning.

Should a developer lawyer be on the Planning Commission?

Plus: Taxing vacant storefronts, controlling new technology before it takes over the sidewalks, and housing issues in D4: That's The Agenda for Nov. 18-24

Guess who’s a lawyer for the city’s worst planning scofflaw? (Hint: He writes for the Chron)

Plus: A key vote on Haney's housing bill -- and why has the Chron completely ignored the Vallie Brown eviction story? That's The Agenda for Oct. 27-Nov. 3

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?

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

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