A San Francisco parking study that suggests The City should install more parking meters in residential neighborhoods will be up for approval on Tuesday.
The City has over 600,000 parking spaces, but only 24,000 are monitored by meters, a valuable source of revenue that is not being tapped appropriately, according to a study by the San Francisco Transportation Authority (TA), a local planning and infrastructure group.
A national consumer group is popping off about Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposal to charge retailers for selling soda.
Newsom has proposed the fee, as a way to help curb sugary foods that lead to obesity in San Francisco residents.
The next big earthquake in the Bay Area could damage or level so-called soft-story buildings in San Francisco, but Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to prevent that.
Owners of soft-story buildings in The City that could crumble during earthquakes would have their permits expedited and the Plan Review fees fees waived if they voluntarily make seismic upgrades, under legislation introduced by Newsom to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Attorney General Jerry Brown is none-too-happy about news reports saying he frowned upon the role of mayors and questioned whether they are fit to be governors during a speech in The City on Wednesday.
Brown told The Examiner on Thursday that his speech was grossly misquoted and that what he had really told attendees at a Geary Boulevard merchants event was the exact opposite of what newspapers had reported.
Mayor Gavin Newsom’s schedule appears quiet today, with no public appearances or even meetings at City Hall.
We’ll let you know whether that will last, as the mayor has been out-and-about in recent days at events that did not show on the public schedule. One thing is for certain: He must be staying close to home, as his wife is due with their first child in six days.
The word around town is folk music legend and political activist Pete Seeger passed on an invite from Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi to tour City Hall, citing a heavy schedule.
The 90-year-old Seeger is in town for a show at the Masonic Auditorium in Nob Hill Friday night.
However, Seeger suggested maybe next time he was in San Francisco he may take him up on the offer.