by Josh Stephens on Jun 23, 2022
Ballot Measures, Chino, Marin County, San Francisco, Santa Cruz
Transportation bond fails in San Francisco, while Santa Cruz voters apparently favor rails over trails. Meanwhile, Chino voters approved a housing element update.
by Josh Stephens on Dec 7, 2021
Berkeley, Housing, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose
As the recent fights over housing show, there are not "progressive" and "conservative" cities. There are just cities open to change and cities closed to change.
by Josh Stephens on Nov 22, 2021
Housing , RHNA, San Francisco
The recent rejection of 469 Stevenson reveals rifts -- both philosophical and political -- in a city that no longer seems to trust the private market.
by William Fulton on Jun 29, 2021
San Francisco, Takings, U.S. Supreme Court
In a case from San Francisco, high court punches another hole in the Williamson County doctrine.
by William Fulton on Oct 24, 2020
Ninth Circuit, Property Rights, San Francisco, Takings, Trump
Based on the new judges' dissent, an important San Francisco property "takings" case may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
by Robin Glover on Jul 24, 2020
Housing, Redevelopment, San Francisco
Stakeholders in San Francisco's industrial Dogpatch neighborhood welcome mixed-use, 2,400-unit redevelopment of former gas-fired power station.
by Wiliam Fulton on Apr 6, 2020
Anaheim, COVID-19, Hotel Bed Tax, Mammoth, Sales Tax, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara
Cities with big retail and tourists sectors are likely to experience the worst revenue drops immediately; can all cities keep their planners on the payroll?
by Josh Stephens on Aug 11, 2019
Berkeley, Housing , Mountain View, San Francisco, San Jose, Schools
Especially in Bay Area, districts look at landholdings and see potential to provide housing for teachers. >>read more
by William Fulton on May 26, 2019
Housing, Los Angeles County, Population, Riverside County, San Francisco
Population growth has fallen off a cliff, while housing production is steady. But housing prices are still through the roof. >>read more
by William Fulton on Apr 21, 2019
San Francisco, Telecommunications
Cities can't stop telecommunication facilities from using the public way, but they can regulate what they look like and where they are. >>read more