Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Eastern Neighborhoods

Some defining issues in the fall supes race

The San Francisco Democratic Party will vote on endorsements for the Board of Supes Wednesday/22, and while the party nod doesn’t always mean victory, it’s a powerful statement –...

Finally, a monument to a victim of police violence

For the first time in history, San Francisco will soon have a permanent monument to a person of color killed by the police. I was up on Bernal Hill the...

Hotel rooms debate comes to the Board of Supes…

The next step in the effort by five supervisors to mandate that the city procure 8,250 hotel rooms for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic comes before a special...

SF planners say 11-year-old data is just fine — and will never expire

The Board of Supes rejected an appeal of a housing development in the Mission today after the Planning Department effectively admitted that it can continue to use 11-year-old data...

DA deal? D5 money … and will an 11-year EIR ever die?

There are really only two questions for George Gascon at this point: Did he cut a deal with the mayor (and everyone knows Gascon is not close to London...

Here’s who’s getting rich from tobacco money

The latest campaign-finance numbers are in, and they include some surprises – and some information that should surprise nobody. Juul Labs has spent $11.5 million to pass Prop. C, the...

Will Breed make a real change at City Planning?

This is the way the announcement about the future of the SF Planning Department arrived: Mayor London Breed and Planning Director John Rahaim announced today that Director Rahaim will retire...

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

The Board of Supes unanimously rejected today a proposal that would have allowed a market-rate housing development to cast a shadow on a South of Market park. The vote was...

6,000 more office workers with no housing, the failure of planning in the Eastern Neighborhoods …

Mayor London Breed is pushing legislation that would amend the city’s historic office-space limitation law to allow an additional 1.5 million square feet of space – enough to house...

Central Soma Plan shows the problem with large-scale EIRs

The Central Soma Plan, more than ten years in the making, got a mixed reception at the Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting today, with some community groups saying...