Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: Open Space

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

It’s fair to ask whether a group of people who don’t live in Presidio Terrace, who aren’t wealthy neighbors of Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, would get the kind...

The story of SF’s hidden monument to WWI

This year is the 100-year anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I. It is also the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, at root...

OPINION: Alarming housing bill heading for approval

Senate Bill 35, heading to Assemblymember David Chiu’s Housing and Community Development Committee Wednesday/12, is a potentially serious threat to California’s most vulnerable urban communities. It will disenfranchise working-class...

Newsom’s lawyer says voters can’t be trusted

Gavin Newsom’s lawsuit against San Francisco appears headed for a September trial after Judge Susan Bolanos tentatively decided not to give either side summary judgment. That ruling came after the...

The mayor’s latest housing plan won’t work

Mayor Lee and Supervisor Tang are at it again: They’ve proposed a density bonus plan for the second most dense city in the nation. This time it’s called HOMESF...

Whose waterfront is it, anyway?

There’s been a lot of press around the battle over a fairly small project on Pier 29. The Ex made it a cover story a few weeks ago, using...

YIMBYs, Smart Growth — and unanswered questions

On February 1 I flew to St. Louis for the  New Partners for Smart Growth conference, the largest gathering dedicated to dense, transit-oriented/walkable/bikeable development in the United States. For many...

The Agenda, Oct. 23-30: Does the Eastern Neighborhoods plan even work any more?

There’s more and more evidence that the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, which since 2008 has guided development in a large swath of San Francisco, is out of date and no...

Palo Alto and the tech shop of horrors

On August 10, Kate Vershov Downing, a 31-year-old intellectual-property lawyer, set the media aflutter when she posted on Medium a letter to the Palo Alto City Council stating that...

Can we stop the displacement of arts space and industry?

Sup Jane Kim is drafting legislation that seeks to strongly deter the destruction epidemic that is attacking arts and industrial spaces in the Mission, Soma, and other communities, and dis-incentivize...