Stories about Local Government

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

Obama’s supply-side toolkit attacks local housing policy

The White House wants to overrule local zoning and inclusionary housing rules -- but won't give cities any money for affordable housing

Bad housing bill stalled — but it’s not dead yet

Governor still holding housing money hostage for a measure nobody except the big developers really likes

A regional-planning coup

Bay Area could become the only region where unaccountable transit agency controls local planning policy