Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Land Use

Breed budget comes to the supes

The mayor’s budget proposal, delayed because of the COVID crisis, comes before the Board of Supes Budget and Appropriations Committee Wed/12, Thu/13 and Fri/14. It’s going to be a...

City Planning (finally) admits it has a problem

The Land Use and Transportation Committee hearing this week was remarkable: For the first time ever, as far as I can remember, the Planning Department admitted that it has...

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...

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The full Board of Supes will decide Tuesday/8 whether to reject Mayor London Breed’s two nominees to the Police Commission. The vote will come as protesters all over the world...

Supes look to protect SRO residents

The Board of Supes Finance Committee approved today emergency legislation aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in single-room occupancy hotels. The measure by Sup. Aaron Peskin came in the...

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

While the supervisors and the mayor are engaged in a critical, and bitter, debate about moving homeless people into hotels, the Planning Department is moving forward a plan to...

Mayor defies supes, says she won’t open hotel rooms for all homeless

Mayor London Breed announced this weekend that she is not going to sign – or apparently abide by – legislation requiring the city to open enough hotel rooms to...

Developer wants huge density bonus — should we know why?

Fascinating housing discussion last week at the Board of Supes. The issue involves a large site at Geary and Masonic that for years was home to the now-shuttered Lucky...

Breed administration says it’s ‘not fiscally prudent’ to get homeless off the streets

A lot of people apparently have been sending emails to Trent Rhorer, the director of the Human Services Agency, because he has an auto-reply function. The message he has...