San Francisco's Chain Store Restrictions Targeted Starbucks. They're Now Screwing Over a Local Burrito Joint.
Family-owned burrito chain El Farolito will have to change its branding or pick a new neighborhood to open up its 12th location if it wants to avoid being ensnared in the city's restrictions on "formula retail."
San Francisco Mayor London Breed Is Right: It's Crazy To Force Vaccinated Patrons To Mask Inside Bars!
While justifying why she defied her own indoor mask mandate, San Francisco's mayor unintentionally hit the nail on the head.
Rules are for the little people.
Whether a local burrito chain will be able to open another restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood could hinge on the precise name of the new location.
The Same Law California NIMBYs Use To Block Housing Is Now Freezing College Enrollments and Halting Hospital Expansions
A string of adverse court decisions will stop the University of California Board of Regents from adding more students to its Berkeley campus and adding more hospital beds to its medical center in San Francisco
A congestion pricing proposal would have drivers pay $6.50 every time they enter a downtown zone.
The city approved developers' plans for a 10-unit complex. They built 29 homes instead. Now some of those illegal units could have to be dismantled.
Critics Warned the Largest Tax Increase in San Francisco History Would Be Ill-Spent. It's Now Funding $60,000 Tents for the Homeless.
San Francisco politicians are raising eyebrows at the high costs of an emergency program that provides secure camping sites to the city's homeless.
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to landmark the longtime home of gay rights activists Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin.
The YIMBY Democrat wants to make it easier to build more housing in California's densest and most expensive cities.
So many people are leaving the state that it will soon lose a congressional seat.
Residents of a building that sailed through the city's approval process want to stop a building next door because it would shade a senior center, alter a "historic" gay bar
The lawsuit argues a 2,100-page environmental impact report for a major expansion of the University of California, San Francisco's Parnassus campus wasn't thorough enough.
Aren't there more important things to do right now?
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Ban on Smoking Tobacco, but Not Cannabis, in Private Apartments
Violators face fines of up to $1,000.
A bill under consideration by the city's Board of Supervisors would ban smoking in private dwellings located in apartment buildings with three or more units.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
Massive Rent Declines in America's Most Expensive Cities Prove, Once Again, That Supply and Demand Is Real
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
"To hear that the District is focusing energy and resources on renaming schools is offensive," says Mayor London Breed.
The pilot program intended to assist the city's arts community during the pandemic is drawing both interest and criticism from proponents of unconditional cash transfers.
Politicians appear to have learned all the wrong lessons about over-policing.
Their illegal search was not recorded.
Will changes to how many of us work outlast the pandemic?
San Francisco Was the First Major City To Ban Plastic Bags. Now It's Banning Reusable Bags To Combat Coronavirus.
Preserving consumer choice allows stores and shoppers to respond nimbly to uncertain risks.
San Francisco Has Added a Lot of Jobs but Not Enough Housing. City Voters Approved a Ballot Initiative That Cuts Back on the Jobs.
The city's voters, politicians, and activists should stop trying to dictate how exactly their city will change over the years. They’re not very good at it.
San Francisco Bureaucrats Can Shoot Down Almost Any Housing Project They Want. This Ballot Initiative Would Change That.
Mayor London Breed's Affordable Homes Now initiative would streamline the approval of code-compliant housing projects as long as developers include additional affordable units.
Joey Mucha wanted to convert his warehouse into a restaurant, bar, and arcade. Then community activists intervened.
Remy's plan for more housing meets NIMBY resistance.
The initiative would leave untouched all the city regulations that've made it so hard to start a business in the first place.
Despite Stiff NIMBY Opposition, San Francisco Business Owner Will Be Allowed to Convert Arcade Repair Business Into Normal Arcade
The struggles Joey Mucha had to go through to secure a simple change of use permit highlight the problems inherent in San Francisco's planning process.
San Francisco Activists Are Trying to Stop Business Owner From Converting His Arcade Repair Shop Into a Normal Arcade
Neighbors say Joey Mucha's plans for a Skee-Ball arcade in the Mission would be a positive addition to the community. Activists disagree.
When Ranked-Choice Voting Comes to New York City, Expect More Voter Participation, Not Radical Changes
Voters won’t have to worry as much about having to choose between similar candidates or “throwing away” votes on third-party choices.
By one vote, the city's planning commission denied a business's request to stop a competing falafel shop from opening up down the block.
San Francisco Falafel Shop Owner Says Neighborhood Has Enough Falafel, Asks City to Block Rival Falafel Shop Next Door
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
The city's Board of Supervisors has proposed creating an Office of Emergent Technology to regulate new inventions using public spaces.
Defending San Francisco's Anti-NRA Resolution, City Officials Say It Was Nothing but Meaningless Bluster
Although San Francisco's supervisors urged city officials to punish contractors with ties to this "domestic terrorist organization," they say they did not really mean it.
Supervisor Shamann Walton thinks he can use restrictions on commercial speech to suppress political speech.
Going beyond criticism, the resolution would punish the NRA and its supporters by cutting off contractors with ties to the group.
The Supreme Court has said the First Amendment protects government contractors against termination based on their political views.