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Tag: Transportation

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his wife rented a one-bedroom apartment...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to the elected Board of Trustees....

Tom’s Town: Back at the BART Board

By Tom Temprano Even though workers and management at BART have settled on a new contract, it appears that Rail Rage will continue here in the Bay Area. SEIU Local...

SF signs on with private luxury transit system

MTA board members listen to testimony on the tech buses By Tim Redmond At the beginning of the Municipal Transportation Agency meeting on the "Google bus" plan, Ed Reiskin, the MTA...

Ed Lee’s State of the City, for better and for worse

By Tim Redmond The good news about Mayor Ed Lee's State of the City Speech is that he clearly, finally, understands that he can't ignore the housing crisis. He's got...

Should San Francisco build a new jail? It’s not an easy question

Inside the county jail at San Bruno By Tim Redmond The first thing you notice about the San Francisco County jail in San Bruno is how (relatively) chill it is. I’ve been...

Bad urbanism: Tech and planning forum misses the point

By Zelda Bronstein On Jan. 7, I went to an evening panel discussion at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association entitled “What Urban Planning Can Learn from Tech...

Tom’s Town: Making Google shuttles pay — and cutting party promoters some slack

By Tom Temprano In today’s San Francisco, $1 doesn’t stand to buy you a whole lot. Sure, it can get you a can of Tecate at El Rio on Monday’s...

City Beat: $1 billion fine for Google?

  I’ve always thought San Francisco could use a Displacement and Neighborhood Impact Agency. I’ve argued that every major development, tax break, etc. should require not just an Environmental Impact...