Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tag: MTC

Austen, downstairs, in ‘The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberly’

ONSTAGE When asked if he read novels, the philosopher Gilbert Ryle said, “Oh yes. All six, every year.” Ryle was talking about the work of Jane Austen, and he’s not alone...

Should private shuttles be able to use Muni-only lanes?

San Francisco transit planners have been working for years on a proposal to create bus-only lanes on Geary Boulevard. It’s called Bus Rapid Transit, and the idea is that...

Wiener’s real estate bill gets first Senate hearing

State Sen. Scott Wiener’s real-estate bill that would increase height limits across 96 percent of San Francisco faces its first hearing in the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Tuesday/17. It...

Why workers had to strike in Oakland

I shouldn’t be surprised that the mainstream East Bay news media are, to say the least, unsympathetic toward the Oakland city workers’ strike. The Mercury News says the City...

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

One of the hallmarks of neoliberalism is the application of market solutions to market-generated problems. It’s an approach that’s bound to fail, because market-generated problems can only be solved...

The problem with “smart growth”

I think we can all stipulate that in general "Smart Growth" -- environmentally-responsible urban development -- is good. And in general more housing to meet population growth is needed. But...

Resist Trump — dump Ford (and ignore the Super Bowl hype)

San Francisco and the Bay Area remain a bellwether for progressive human rights, peace, labor, and environmental values. Just about everyone in San Francisco is against Trump, and the...

The year that local zoning control comes under attack

2017 is already shaping up as a year in which local control of development will come under unprecedented assault in California and in the Bay Area in particular. We have...

Wiener’s first bill could set off housing war

State Senator Scott Wiener has wasted no time in wading into the statewide housing wars – just as affordable housing advocates have released a detailed policy platform for addressing...

More than a million people in SF? Did anyone ask you?

It’s hard not to be riveted by the terrifying advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. But it would be a huge mistake to ignore less sensational exercises in autocracy, especially...