May 29, 2018, 9am PDT
The city attorney vows to bring order to the streets (and sidewalks) of San Francisco by requiring electric scooter share companies to apply for permits. First step: all e-scooters must be removed by June 4, or risk a $100 fine per day per scooter.
June 21, 2017, 10am PDT
Having learned from a pair of recent controversies, the city of Atlanta is ready to study and draft a new tree ordinance.
August 5, 2015, 1pm PDT
The potential of a standard, easily accessible data set tracking building and land use permits could completely change the way the public interacts with changes in their community.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
February 15, 2015, 11am PST
Stephen Smith follows up on an earlier report of New York City housing permits with a report on the entire metropolitan area. Included for comparison are the numbers of housing permit filings for metropolitan areas around the country.
January 21, 2014, 2pm PST
When residents and business owners in the coastal neighborhood of Venice in Los Angeles want to develop, they require approvals from the state's Coastal Commission and the city. A proposed coastal program could remove the state from the equation.
February 20, 2013, 12pm PST
Today, President Obama is expected to flesh out the details of his plan to repair the nation’s ailing infrastructure. John Schwartz details the initiatives, which aim to circumvent Congress and capitalize on private investment.
July 13, 2011, 7am PDT
A Superior Court Judge has ordered the jailing of the builder of an elaborate and eccentric set of unpermitted buildings in the exurbs north of Los Angeles.