Friday, September 25, 2020

Tag: Zoning

The Agenda: State housing battle plays out before SF supes

Mar wants ABAG to recognize that SF has already approved more luxury housing that it needs.

The New York Times fails on equitable cities

The New York Times has been hyping its America We Need series of stories, editorials, and events on future public policy, and the latest one was this afternoon. It...

Campaign money and what it shows: District 7

The latest campaign finance reports—which show a lot about how state and local races are shaping up—are now on file, and they indicate some important, if unsurprising, patterns. We will...

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

Fascinating housing discussion last week at the Board of Supes. The issue involves a large site at Geary and Masonic that for years was home to the now-shuttered Lucky...

It’s easy to find housing in SF — if you’re in the 1 percent

The Chron put the story on the front page of the Sunday paper: There is no housing crisis in San Francisco. It is a good time to be condo shopping...

Chinatown building becomes battleground for community’s future

A real-estate investor with a history of attempting to evict vulnerable low-income seniors in Chinatown is now in the middle of a controversy over the future of a historic...

Protesters shut down Wiener at SB50 press conference

A group of homeless mothers and their supporters shut down California State Senator Scott Wiener’s press conference announcing the reintroduction of the contentious housing bill SB 50 this morning...

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

State Sen. Scott Wiener will hold a press conference and rally in Oakland Tuesday/7 to announce that he’s re-introducing a new version of his housing deregulation bill, SB 50....

An open letter to Marc Benioff about homelessness

Dear Marc Benioff: A few months ago you announced the launch of a $30 million study of homelessness: Benioff Homelessness and Housing initiative . As you launch yet another study, we as...