Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: Port

City Beat: Newsom sues SF. Judge smacks down ACCJC. And did the mayor really say “Supervisor Asshole?”

By Tim Redmond JULY 17, 2014 -- Here’s the most interesting thing about the State Lands Commission suing San Francisco: Gavin Newsom is, in essence, suing the city that gave...

Why is the mayor ducking on Prop. 13? I can’t figure it out. Can you?

Tom Ammiano has pretty much everyone behind his tax-refrom bill – except Ed Lee. By Tim Redmond The mayor of Los Angeles, Gil Garcetti, is endorsing Assemblymember Tom Ammiano's bill to...

The other waterfront monstrosity: SF Giants get even sweeter deal than Warriors

By Tim Redmond The Warriors arena – that giant spaceship on the Bay – is getting most if the attention in the fight over the future of San Francisco’s waterfront....

Real-estate interests say voters should have no role in waterfront planning

Attorney Doug Carstens talks about the case with Prop. B supporter Jon Golinger and attorney Jim Sutton listening. By Tim Redmond MARCH 17, 2014 -- Superior Court Judge Marla Miller heard...

SF Democratic Party sides with developers on waterfront

The DCCC listens to testimony at its endorsement meeting By Tim Redmond March 12, 2014 -- To the surprise of some political observers (um, me), the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee voted tonight to side with the real-estate developers and reject Prop. B, a measure that would require a public vote for any project that exceeds existing height limits on the waterfront. The vote was 13-12, and it included some surprises: Sup. Malia Cohen, who is facing a re-election challenge from a Prop. B ally, voted to support Prop. B – and Sup. David Chiu, who was a leader in the fight against 8 Washington, abstained, in effect giving the developers the edge. "This shows that the real-estate industry now controls the San Francisco Democratic Party," Prop. B author John Golinger told me after the vote.

BREAKING: 8 Washington backers sue over waterfront height limits initiative

By Tim Redmond Whatdya know? A few hours after I questioned Randy Shaw's analysis of the legal weakness of the waterfront height measure (and said a lawsuit based on his...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to the elected Board of Trustees....

Big setback for the 8 Washington developer

Whoops, not going to happen   By Tim Redmond The overwhelming rejection of the 8 Washington condo project at the polls in November left developer Simon Snellgrove with no choice but to...

The (quiet) privatization of San Francisco

By Tim Redmond It is, of course, illegal to drink an open alcoholic beverage on the streets of San Francisco. It's also illegal to sit on the streets. Unless, that is,...

BREAKING NEWS: A new waterfront initiative will test local politics

By Tim Redmond In the wake of the stunning success of the battle against the 8 Washington project, waterfront advocates  were set to file a new initiative Monday morning that...