Stories about Plan Bay Area

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

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

The Lexus Lanes — and why they won’t work

Instead of rewarding carpools and getting people out of private cars, we are rewarding wealth and encouraging more people to drive. How does this make sense?

The problem with “smart growth”

In San Francisco today, It amounts to ethnic and class cleansing, whatever the rationalization

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

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

New regional plan, adopted with little public input, pushes massive growth for San Francisco -- with no promise of money for transit or social equity

Have regional planners set their targets on SF’s growth-control law?

Future scenarios include eliminating Prop. M, which limits office space in the city

A regional-planning coup

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

The Agenda, April 25-May 1: Lots of housing data …

... and are we seeing the opening moves of a campaign to repeal Prop. M?

Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

The latest ABAG-MTC merger deal pays little attention to the constituents of the two powerful agencies