Readers may recall a December SF Weekly article about the surreal city rules builders exploit to blow up small homes into mansions, and blow away what's left of San Francisco's dwindling affordable housing stock. That article turned out to be Exhibit 17 in a hearing last night at the Board of Appeal ... More >>
With little fanfare, Mayor Ed Lee has nominated controversial developer Mel Murphy to the influential Port Commission. The limit of public notice appears to be this blink-and-you-miss-it statement on page 15 of next week's Board of Supervisors' agenda. Murphy's long-rumored nomination appeared to be ... More >>
Fork over the money for the permit, water dudeSan Francisco may be getting greener with the city's new mandatory composting rules, but that doesn't mean it's getting any "bluer." While the state is doing everything it can to make water recycling easier for homeowners by dumping restrictions, San ... More >>
Nan Park ImagesAh, but is it art? In San Francisco, the term "Arts Commission" is misleading. This is not merely a roomful of wealthy dowagers deciding where to place a bust of Adolph Sutro. A small percentage of funds expended on development projects in the city, by law, are sent the commission' ... More >>
Former building commish took money from woman with business before the commission.
Staffers' Letter Anonymously Asks Mayor For Investigation
Have developers killed the possibility of higher seismic standards for new high-rises?
Stop the presses: a column in praise of Gavin Newsom's political courage in support of the public interest
Mayor Newsom aids a developer at the apparent expense of the Transbay Terminal project, raising a question: Is the new boss just like the old boss?
Sixteen years ago, Randy Shaw started a housing clinic with $50 and a good idea: educating tenants. Now he's got more than $900,000 a year to spend -- and clout to match.
Traveling room to room in the Columbia, a Tenderloin SRO, shows that fixing a building up is one thing. Repairing broken lives is another.