By Tim Redmond : 48hills -excerpt The Central Soma Plan – which will open South of Market to the equivalent of a new downtown, with office space for at least 33,000 more workers and housing for 8,300 people – comes before the supes twice this week. On Monday/16, the Board of Supes Land Use and … More Too many jobs, too little housing in Soma
by Dan Bacher: indybay – excerpt “Many of these design changes may appear great on paper, but in reality, they will not save the Delta as long as Metropolitan Water District of Southern California maintains their ‘right’ to increase the magnitude of Delta water they take during dry periods,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of … More Delta Tunnels draft environmental document with ‘design changes’ posted online
By Katy Murphy : mercurynews – excerpt SACRAMENTO — An array of bills aimed at easing California’s housing crisis, from banning fees on “granny flats” to pushing housing development on BART property, cleared a key hurdle on Friday, while others died quietly in fiscal committees… As negotiations over state spending approach the June 15 … More Granny flats and renters’ tax credits: Which California housing bills lived and died Friday
By Michael Krasny : kqed – excerpt (includes audio) Bay Area voters will consider a measure on the June 5 ballot that would raise tolls on the region’s seven state-owned bridges by $3 over six years. If approved, Regional Measure 3 would finance $4.5 billion in transit and highway projects, including a BART extension to … More Election 2018: Bay Area Voters to Consider $3 Bridge Toll Hike
By Conor Dougherty : nytimes – excerpt SACRAMENTO — Just before a committee of California state senators voted on a landmark bill to ramp up housing production by overriding local resistance, legislator after legislator talked about a dire affordable-housing crisis that demanded bold action and a marked increase in new building. Then they killed the bill. … More California Lawmakers Kill Housing Bill After Fierce Debate
Clearing up the details of the SB 827 vote A number of misinformed statements regarding the vote on SB 827 have been circulating. This is the official statement signed by the Chair of the Transportation and Housing Committee, Senator Beall. The vote was 6 no, 4 aye, and 3 not voting. If Scott can talk … More SB 827 is up for reconsideration on April 24 after the bill lost this week.
By Dominic Fracassa : sfchronicle – excerpt Residents in San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood are dismayed by what they see as a covert effort by city officials and a private developer to muscle a mixed-use, affordable housing project onto the site of a long-planned community center at 1550 Evans Ave… The recently released emails also came … More SF officials clash with Bayview residents over community center