Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Open Space

The Agenda: Saving a SoMa park

The Board of Supes will hear an appeal Tuesday/9 of a project in SoMa, and the outcome will show how serious the city is about enforcing a 34-year-old law that...

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

The Board of Supes Government Audit and Oversight Committee will consider Thursday/4 a resolution that could put the board in direct opposition to the mayor on one of the most...

Some sanity — and insanity — at the Planning Commission

The San Francisco Planning Commission heard some stunning information about the affordable housing crisis today – and the gallery was largely empty. “I am surprised that there aren’t more people...

Central Soma: The fix is in at City Planning

Mayor London Breed has now signed the legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors approving the Central Soma Plan that will spearhead the “Gig Economy” transformation of “San Francisco...

Should SF allow a tobacco company to operate on Port property?

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is demanding information about a lease deal that JUUL, the e-cigarette company, has signed with a developer who holds a master lease on...

OPINION: The cannabis industry should not disregard Chinatown’s voices

We write in response to the Tom Ammiano and Jesse Stout’s editorial, “Yes we cannabis – even in Chinatown” which makes a number of uninformed and misleading claims in...

OPINION: How big should SF be — and for whom?

This is a critical time for our city. There are a lot of important issues at stake that matter to all of us. Income inequality. Homelessness. Drugs. Auto burglaries....

Protecting tenants from ‘renoviction’

As if there weren’t already enough ways to evict tenants, unscrupulous owners now have a new weapon in their arsenal: temporary moveouts justified by renovations, or “renoviction.” Often, “temporary” becomes...

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

There is one defining fact about Ed Lee's years as mayor that has been missed in all that has been written about his legacy: Between 2010 and 2014, according...

Rich homeowners win one — but why is this even an issue?

It’s fair to ask whether a group of people who don’t live in Presidio Terrace, who aren’t wealthy neighbors of Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi, would get the kind...