Stories about Local Government

Assault on local control equals deregulation of housing

Democrats in Sacramento guarantee that real-estate interests will trump affordability

OPINION: Jerry Brown can help police accountability

SB 345 would mandate that policies and procedures go on the web -- and it's in the governor's hands

Killing the American Dream

Will Trump's DACA "cruel, heartless, mean" decision be a turning point in his administration?

Cell-phone companies try to ram through bill blocking local control of transmitters

Cell-phone companies want the right to put up any devices they want on public property, without any local rules

OPINION: Alarming housing bill heading for approval

Senate Bill 35 is a huge game-changer about to hit SF and other gentrifying cities

Scott Wiener’s housing straw man

The senator misses the point -- and the facts -- when he attacks people who don't think the private market will solve our woes

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

The real-estate industry loves smart growth; here's why

Defending us from Trumpism? Jerry Brown is no help

His budget leaves cities on their own -- and Mayor Lee isn't doing much to help, either

The year that local zoning control comes under attack

A new move to usurp the ability of cities to control development moves forward, quickly and quietly

Does Newsom want to be the guv who turns SF into Miami Beach?

The Lt. Gov is pushing a lawsuit to strip voter control over waterfront development