Local planning

gavel and legislation
04/10/2018
Update: On April 17, SB 827 died in the Assembly Transportation and Housing committee. We expect new bills in the next legislative session will attempt to address the same issues, and we are hoping...
Housing near Caltrain - photo credit Mark Kahn
03/29/2018
Update: On April 9, 2018, Senator Wiener announced new amendments to SB 827 that address some of the concerns outlined in this post. See our follow-up post from April 10, SB 827 Moves in the Right...
express lane traffic
Chris Lepe Headshot
12/20/2017
The growing and interrelated transportation, affordability, and climate crises call for our communities and public agencies to set a high bar for new transportation investments. The Highway 101...
Flickr: Paul Sullivan
02/02/2016
The Bay Area is facing an extreme housing crisis. Over the past several years, our region has not built enough housing, nor has it kept up with the ever increasing housing demand. Housing prices have...
More affordable housing is coming to Alameda, CA. Flickr: eric shoemaker
07/09/2015
On Tuesday, June 16, something unexpected happened in Alameda (the City). The City Council unanimously approved a 68-acre, truly mixed-use development at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda...
Our Forum on Keeping Oakland Affordable drew a large crowd.
Geoffrey Johnson
05/21/2015
It was a packed house on Wednesday night as the best and the brightest advocates, planners, and community leaders gathered at TransForm with one thing on their mind: preventing displacement in...
South San Francisco Community Benefits Coalition
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
03/03/2015
South San Francisco—known by locals as South City—has always been a predominantly working class community. Its identity as an industrial city is rooted in a long history of supporting labor unions,...
Joël Ramos Headshot
12/16/2014
Back in December, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan, effectively inviting developers to make proposals for new projects around the Lake Merritt...
Mimi Tam headshot
09/05/2014
Across the nation, transit agencies, nonprofit organizations, and government authorities are doing exemplary work to improve the health and equity of their communities through planning. While this...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
07/22/2014
South San Francisco, “The Industrial City” and birthplace of biotechnology, wants also to be known for its walkable, bike-friendly, and economically vibrant downtown. The city’s new Draft...

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