Stories about Neighborhoods

SF planners blast Wiener housing bill that would upzone entire city

Even a pro-growth, pro-development department has to admit that Wiener's latest housing bill goes way too far (and does nothing for the affordable housing crisis)

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Plus: the problem with the new ethics legislation and affordable housing in the Mission. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-18

This is how gentrification works

Following a pattern in the Mission

First mayoral debate has no winners and too much agreement

None of the candidates made a case for why they are different than the others; that's a problem when the city is in a serious crisis and so many voters are undecided

Scott Wiener’s war on local planning

His next round of housing bills force cities to accept growth and displacement—without giving them the money or tools to mitigate it

How we beat Airbnb

The news media have missed the real story of how a community coalition organized, ran campaigns, educated, and eventually forced the giant corporation to quit posting illegal listings

Foreign Correspondent: Trump’s phony support for Iran’s popular protests

Iranians on all sides of the political spectrum oppose the US president's policies and actions

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

Rich homeowners win one — but why is this even an issue?

Presido Terrace Association gets to keep its private, gated street. Why doesn't the city take what should be a public right-of-way?

Finally, some sanity on legal cannabis

Board passes cannabis rules, rejects extended buffer around schools and day-care centers