By Tim Redmond : 47hills – excerpt Mission Bay residents are leaving due to bad air caused by constant construction as they see no end in sight. Photo by zrants. The senator assumes the private market will solve our problems. That has never worked. State Sen. Scott Wiener has introduced a new version of his … More Wiener’s new housing bill is radically unfair
By Liam Dillon : latimes – excerpt A California state senator has revived a major effort to boost homebuilding near transit, a proposal he says is necessary to address the state’s housing affordability and climate change challenges that have only deepened since his initial bill failed earlier this year. Under the new proposal from Sen. … More California legislator revives bill to boost apartment complexes near transit
Sonja Trauss supports CASA – regional solution more important than local process: Sonja Trauss, a relatively newcomer to the San Francisco Bay Area advocates the elimination of local democratic input in shaping communities. In the process she makes the illogical leap that homeowners are responsible for the current market pain that Millennials are facing. A … More YIMBY Trauss trashes local Democratic process
By Angela Hart : propublica – excerpt WELCOME BACK: The Capitol will be abuzz today with both houses kicking off the 2019-20 legislative session, followed by the usual parties afterward to celebrate. While it’s largely a day for pomp and circumstance, some members aren’t going to waste time putting bills across the desk. Sen. Scott … More Welcome back Legislature
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt Plus a Rent Board nominee who helps landlords screw tenants and a chance to make Free City College permanent … that’s The Agenda for Dec. 2-9 The Board of Supes will consider Tuesday/4 extending a rule that exempts many property owner on commercial strips in D4 and D11 from … More When demolition threatens neighborhood merchants
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt And should the city be allowing tech-office creep in what used to be an area where light industry could prosper? San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding information about a lease deal that JUUL, the e-cigarette company, has signed with a developer who holds a master lease … More Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?
Michael Goldstein : meetingthetwain – excerpt The population of the US is both urbanizing and dispersing. Americans are moving from rural areas and the highest density metro areas to low and medium density metro areas – mostly in the South and West. As a result lower density metro areas are catching up in population to … More Americans Move