How San Francisco Makes It Insanely Hard to Build Housing

San Francisco Standard, Sept. 14, 2022–Sarah Wright
San Francisco is on pace to build an anemic 3,000 new housing units this year, and the lull in construction couldn’t come at a worse time. State law demands the city have a plan to build 82,000 new units over the next decade, and state officials led by Attorney General Rob Bonta are now investigating the city’s land-use practices and holding up the city as a poster child for housing dysfunction.