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If cutting edge San Francisco can't meet the challenge of climate change and related environmental issues, are we all doomed?

CEQA change moves faster in SF than Sacto

April 16, 2013
So the Guv says he doesn't think he's going to be able to gut CEQA this year. I think he's right: The party he...

Supervisors approve Western SoMa Plan, rejecting expanded office development

The Board of Supervisors today approved the Western South of Market Community Plan, the first step to ending a development moratorium that has been...

The 8 Washington shit show

March 12, 2013
The latest problem with the 8 Washington condo project emerged March 12 when the Chron reported on a new study that shows construction of...

Editor’s notes

While some hustle to afford a closet to sleep in, many pricey SF pads remain empty

Who really lives in those fancy condos?

February 11, 2013
Interesting piece in the NY Times about the growing number of high-end condos in the city that are empty most of the year. Thurns...

High-rise risk

February 7, 2013
The fate of 8 Washington, a luxury high-rise project planned for San Francisco’s northern waterfront, remains uncertain after landing at the center of a...

Sea-level rise and development in SF

January 22, 2013
It’s good the Chronicle is taking on climate chance and sea-level rise. It’s good that Carolyn Lochhead is writing about the reality that storms...

Chiu’s committee assignments keep the moderates in charge

January 15, 2013
A week after engineering his unanimous re-election to an unprecedented third consecutive term as president of the Board of Supervisors, David Chiu today announced...

War of the waterfront

Too many projects and too little planning on San Francisco's most valuable strip of land

A developer’s wet dream

Wiener offers far-reaching proposals to amend environmental-review laws

Aggressive Warriors

Waterfront basketball and concert arena moving quickly despite neighborhood concerns

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

November 7, 2012
There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

Record-breaking spending floods District 1 with political propaganda

November 2, 2012
District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee and independent expenditure campaigns supporting him have spent nearly $800,000 – shattering previous spending records for a district...

The most shameless campaign mailer of the year

October 17, 2012
This is out-of-control shameless: David Lee -- the pro-landlord, pro-downtown, pro-any-form-of-development candidate who is running against Sup. Eric Mar in District 1, is trying...

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco races

Rizzo and Selby for D5 supervisor. Our top choice in D1 is Eric Mar

The gloves are coming off in competitive D5

September 21, 2012
Candidates in the District 5 supervisorial race – where one recent poll showed almost half of voters undecided about a field of imperfect candidates...

D5, Mirkarimi, and 8 Washington

August 29, 2012
Everybody knows that the timing of the Board of Supervisors vote on ousting the sheriff for official misconduct is bad for Ross Mirkarimi. We're...

Newsom votes for — and pushes — housing for the rich

August 14, 2012
I can't say if the campaign contributions had anything to do with it (in fact, nobody seems to know when campaign contributions become bribery)...

Newsom will vote on campaign donors’ projects

August 13, 2012
On the front page of the Chronicle Aug. 12, California Watch reported that Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been promoting the interests of campaign...

Olague faces her challengers during first D5 debate

Tonight's inaugural District 5 supervisorial debate will be a key test for Sup. Christina Olague – who has fallen from favor with many progressives...

When the people lead

A unique citizen push to save our waterfront

8 Washington’s going on the ballot

July 20, 2012
San Franciscans are going to get a chance to vote on the most expensive condos in the city's history and the future of development...