SFMTA Budget Woes And A Transit Center Update

Of late, the City’s massive budget deficits and cuts to transit operating budgets have dominated the headlines. However, the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act has breathed new life into one […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use

Narrowly-Focused Eviction Protections Extended to Tenants of Foreclosed Properties On March 25, Mayor Newsom signed into law an amendment to the city’s eviction protection ordinance that would provide greater protection […]

What’s Going On Across The Bay:  An Oakland Update

This week, we look across the bay to update you on the latest happenings in Oakland. Oakland is about half the size of San Francisco, with an estimated population of […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use

Grandfathering Deadline Quickly Approaching For Eastern Neighborhood Projects While it seems like just yesterday the Board of Supervisors approved the Eastern Neighborhoods plan, rezoning a large swath of San Francisco, […]

The Myths about Real Estate Tax Appeals

An overview of the hearing process – it’s not as bad as you think! I recently represented a client at a hearing in front of the Assessment Appeals Board to […]

The Uncertain Future of Historic Preservation

There’s no doubt that historic preservation is politically popular in San Francisco: residents recently approved Prop J to create the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), and grant it sweeping powers. But […]

This Week In San Francisco Land Use February 18, 2010

Budget Woes Trickle Down to Planning Department Plugging the city’s $575 million budget deficit in 2009 was painful enough. Late last year, the Mayor’s budget director announced that the 2010 […]

This Week in San Francisco Land Use February 2, 2010

SHADOW UPDATE: Rules Committee to Hold Hearing on Park Sunlight Protection Initiative this Thursday The Park Sunlight Protection Initiative that we reported to you on last week is moving quickly […]

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