local control

Conor Dougherty, a Bay Area-based New York Times economics reporter, and Brad Plumer, a Times climate reporter, team-up to tackle the controversy surrounding SB 827 that has hit a raw nerve with groups that purport to support the bill's goals.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Questions of mayoral power verses council prerogative were the subject of conversation in New York earlier this month.
Crain's New York Business
March 6, 2018, 10am PST
Another bill under consideration by the California State Legislature would take land use control away from local agencies near transit stations. In this case, the new authority would be regional.
The Mercury News
March 5, 2018, 10am PST
Amendments are circulating for one of the most-closely watched, and passionately debated, pieces of housing legislation in the country.
February 15, 2018, 8am PST
Michigan voters decided that the Detroit City Council shouldn't have as much power to limit marijuana in their city, so the Detroit City Council shut it all down.
The Detroit Free Press
January 24, 2018, 1pm PST
While the city determines where to place parking meters and how much to charge, when it comes to charging tolls to drive in Manhattan, the city's elected leaders are excluded from the political process.
The New York Times
January 14, 2018, 1pm PST
This list is a wishlist of the most ambitious possible YIMBY political platform.
Urbanize LA
December 29, 2017, 7am PST
Creating a new version of the "haves" and the "have nots," Richard Florida distinguishes cities struggling against state-level anti-urban policies from cities that get more support from the state.
October 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill designed to streamline the implementation of 5G Internet infrastructure onto public poles and lights has been vetoed by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
Austin American-Statesman
July 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Liam Dillon has written the exact article for anyone who has every rolled their eyes at the words "housing element" or Regional Housing Needs Assessment.
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
Palo Alto has become so expensive, plots of land with derelict houses sell for millions of dollars. Mathew Yglesias argues allowing small municipalities to make their own zoning laws is partly to blame.
April 19, 2017, 9am PDT
A bill under consideration in the Texas House of Representatives would tie the hands of preservationists, making it much easier for building owners to demolish or alter buildings without regard to historic significance.
Houston Chronicle
April 17, 2017, 7am PDT
"Vive le difference!" reads the rallying cry if an article co-authored by Richard Florida and Joel Kotkin.
The Daily Beast
April 28, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Oklahoma State Legislature is well on its way to passing Senate Bill 809, which would limit local power to regulate oil and gas drilling. In Texas, Senate Bill 343 would end "home rule" on many issues, fracking included.
August 29, 2014, 1pm PDT
Scott Beyer provides four reasons why federal money is the wrong policy mechanism for delivering the best possible transportation outcomes in the United States.
Next City
March 15, 2011, 9am PDT
Both houses of the Michigan Legislature have passed bills expanding the governor's right to declare a "financial emergency" and appoint managers to run cities, towns and school districts with little local oversight.
Daily Tribune