The Importance and Potential of Transit Oriented Development

Introduction  Transit and housing are inextricably linked. However, in most of the United States, including the Bay Area, public transit cannot live up to its full potential due to a variety of policy decisions over the past half century that have eroded funding. The public demands better reliability and service from public transportation, yet often…

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San Francisco DBI Announces Updates to its In-Person Permitting Process

San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection (DBI) recently led a presentation regarding updates to their permitting process. As of May 6, the drop-in system used during the pandemic lockdown has ended, as DBI begins in-person permitting again. Here’s a summary of their latest changes… Over the Counter Service Returning plans previously submitted using the drop-in…

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HAC’s Latest from Sacramento

HAC’s Latest from Sacramento   It’s been a busy several weeks in (virtually) Sacramento as our team has been covering hearings, advocating for and against (but mostly for) 26 pieces of legislation, and closely monitoring numerous other housing and housing-related bills.    We are also especially excited to be cosponsoring our first-ever legislation, SB 649,…

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