Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: Richmond

Obama’s supply-side toolkit attacks local housing policy

On September 27th the Obama administration released a "Housing Development Toolkit" promoting a deregulation program for market rate housing development at the local level. It’s remarkably similar to the...

The Chron’s C.W. Nevius again gets the housing market all wrong

The Chron’s C.W. Nevius announced last week for all the honest world to see that the law of supply and demand is alive and well in San Francisco and...

Kim packs housing forum as former LA mayor hints at gov run

The Mission High School auditorium is a big venue, room for more than 1,000 people, and it was packed last night for an event featuring Sup. Jane Kim, former...

The developers are wrong: CEQA doesn’t stop housing

Developers see the California Environmental Quality Act as some sort of Great Satan, the source of pretty much everything that’s wrong with the state. CEQA halts progress. CEQA means...

A real answer to the mayor’s (latest) bogus housing plan

Market based “solutions” to our housing affordability crisis come and go like spring fashions; only the crisis persists. Eight years ago, it was removing maximum density requirements from newly rezoned...

Plan to radically change local Democratic Party moves quietly forward

A proposal that would completely remake the San Francisco Democratic Party is quietly floating around and could go before the party’s Central Committee next week. The plan, by DCCC member...

Another foreclosure in Bayview puts the focus on Fannie Mae

 More than 30 people gathered last week outside the home of yet another Bayview family losing a home of 19 years. It couldn’t be more ironic: The Tello family...

The problem with the Google bus program

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will hear an environmental appeal of the permanent commuter shuttle program. That program, now in a pilot phase, transports...

The Nimbys and the housing crisis

I probably shouldn’t pay too much attention to a story about San Francisco written by a guy who lives in Venice and likes to make fun of student activists....

Chaos isn’t “change”

By Calvin Welch DECEMBER 23, 2015 -- In a period when our national politics are dominated by candidates on the right that rely on “counter factual facts” (that is lying)...