Posts Tagged: planning commission

What’s Behind SF Housing Fight?

What’s Behind SF Housing Fight?

Posted April 27, 2017 by

Today’s Planning Commission hearing on San Francisco’s new inclusionary housing rules starts weeks of battling over rival proposals. The real test comes at the May 8 Board of Supervisor’ Land Use hearing and the subsequent vote at the full Board.
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Difficult Developers

Difficult Developers

Posted June 1, 2015 by

On June 4, an ambitious 234 unit project proposed for 145 Leavenworth/351 Turk in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood comes before the Planning Commission. The buildings have a striking design, and will revitalize a section of Leavenworth that badly needs it.
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Should Mayors Influence Commissioners?

Should Mayors Influence Commissioners?

Posted May 19, 2015 by

According to the May 17 SF Examiner, a San Francisco Planning Commissioner changed their vote on a key short-term rental policy after getting a text message from Mayor Lee’s liaison to the commission. The vote switch angered Planning Department staff
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Momentum Builds for Public Hearing Reform

Momentum Builds for Public Hearing Reform

Posted February 19, 2015 by Sade Kammen

(Ed. Note: Our February 17 article (“Will SF Change Public Comment Rules?” described a new effort to improve San Francisco’s public hearing process.  Sade Kammen’s complaint to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Complaint Committee triggered this momentum, and is a
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Will SF Change Public Comment Rules?

Will SF Change Public Comment Rules?

Posted February 17, 2015 by

San Francisco generously allows nearly unlimited public comment at Supervisors and Commission hearings. Yet people often must wait hours for their agenda item to come up, having to leave before that occurs. This does not foster civic engagement. San Francisco’s
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