The two owners of a traditional 8-acre strip, big box retail center in San Francisco have asked for an amendment to the neighborhood plan (undergoing revision) to allow them to add housing on top of their stores, thus doubling the height limit.
Nov 14, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
'Pay as you drive' insurance will soon be a reality in California, surviving the state senate as a voluntary program that environmental groups say will encourage people to drive less by saving them money on their car insurance.
Sep 2, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
AAA and the Chamber of Commerce fight environmentalists and transit planners who want to allow California voters to decide to add regional driver’s fees, either variable registration surcharges or new gas taxes, to fund climate protection measures.
Aug 25, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
<p>A San Francisco supervisor has proposed several changes in parking regulations that will result in reduced new housing costs, and potentially reduced car ownership and operation. It requires the approval of the Board of Supervisors.</p>
Jan 25, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
<p><em>The Examiner</em> looks at the loss of middle-class housing in San Francisco, and how, based on a new report by a local urban think tank, allowing more flexibility in zoning would allow affordable, but market-rate housing to meet the demand.</p>
Jan 13, 2008 San Francisco Examiner
<p>A surprising poll shows that Bay Area residents -- who already pay the nation's highest gas prices -- would agree to a 25-cent gas tax if revenue were applied to reduce global warming. Efforts are underway to put that support to a vote.</p>
Nov 8, 2007 San Francisco Examiner
<p>London Mayor Ken Livingstone discusses how congestion pricing came about in 2003, and the key role the business community played. Unlike London or NYC, downtown San Francisco merchants fear that congestion pricing will only be bad for business.</p>
Nov 3, 2007 San Francisco Examiner
<p>APA has published a list of its "Top Ten Neighborhoods". The list tends towards the coasts, but includes two inland outliers.</p>
Oct 6, 2007 San Francisco Examiner
<p>The Washington D.C. Council is expected to pass legislation that will require bicycle parking at apartment buildings.</p>
Sep 17, 2007 San Francisco Examiner
<p>California's 52-day delayed budget was just signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger and the biggest loser is transportation -- to the tune of $1.3 billion. Public transit agencies will be taking the biggest hit of all.</p>
Aug 27, 2007 San Francisco Examiner