Jim Chappell

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008
  • News

    November 29, 2006
  • News

    June 29, 2005

    Driving San Francisco Sane

    Although the city has more cars per square mile than either New York or L.A., driving in S.F. is no nightmare. In fact, once its intricacies are mastered, motoring here can be downright civilized and civilizing.

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    According to Plan

    If both mayoral candidates keep their promises, San Francisco could build the high-rise housing it needs and be even more beautiful than it is

  • News

    November 19, 2003

    Arrested Development

    Mayor Brown is pushing for quick approval of a Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment plan that gives a lot to homebuilding giant Lennar, and not nearly enough to the city or the shipyard's neighbors

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Lee Way

    The public career path of Andrew Lee explains a lot about what's wrong with Willie Brown's style of politics and governance

  • News

    August 8, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    There Are No Bad Books, Only Bad Writers;No New Is Good New;The Pleasure of Pain; Corrections

  • News

    July 25, 2001

    Out With the New, In With the Old

    The fear of change has been an ongoing parable of San Francisco. The city needs a new parable.

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Disaster Plans

    Face it -- Props K and L both stink as ways to manage growth. But we have another option.

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Renfrew report; Mercury News; Dot-com junkies; Propositions K and L

  • News

    December 1, 1999

    Neighborhood Lockdown

    The Mission may be getting its first gated housing development

  • News

    February 4, 1998

    The Redevelopment Sinkhole

    Years of reckless borrowing have sent the city's Redevelopment Agency spiraling into debt. Mayor Brown's pet projects may flush it down the drain entirely.

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