Although most people have already sounded off on the ballooning costs of California’s high-speed rail project, the agency in charge of the undertaking is set to extend its public comment period on a recently-revised business plan.
While other cities might be shying away from large construction spending during the current economic trudge, Mayor Ed Lee has a different strategy.At a press conference Tuesday morning, Lee announced that he supports a $325 million in bond sales to fund projects aimed at improving The City’s infrastructure and creating jobs in the suffering construction field. The bonds include portions of the $248 million streets bond approved by voters in November and a 2008 parks bond.
Supervisor Scott Wiener is on the path to succeeding where others have failed for years -- implementing San Francisco’s first-ever regulations on the dog-walking industry. On Monday, his effort moved closer to adoption with an amendment to address concerns from dog walkers. Wiener’s legislation proposed capping the number of dogs one could walk at a time at seven.
In keeping with traditional sends offs of their colleagues, 10 supervisors have submitted a resolution up for a vote Tuesday commending Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who on Jan. 8 steps down early from his District 5 post to become the sheriff.
Telegraph Hill community members want The City to do more to preserve a neighborhood landmark, Coit Tower.The Protect Coit Tower Committee, a coalition of neighborhood groups, is petitioning to add to the June election ballot an initiative that would require The City to put more of the revenue Coit Tower generates toward restoring its historic murals, maintaining the building and improving the park.
Motorists wary of getting their car towed have new information on how to avoid that unseemly situation.The locations and schedules of all The City’s tow-away zones is now available on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s SFpark website.
Richmond district Supervisor Eric Mar said Wednesday he hopes concerned neighbors will be heard when it comes time to discuss whether Jack in the Box should return to a 24-hour operation.The fast food eatery at Geary Boulevard and 11th Avenue has been under increased scrutiny after a savage incident Thanksgiving morning that stemmed from a fight inside the restaurant.
To be fair, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was having a bad day. At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting, Mirkarimi’s plastic bag legislation was continued to Feb. 7, 2012. Mirkarimi will be sworn in as sheriff in January 2012 so the continuance means he won’t be on the board to participate in the last battle in his war on plastic bags.
The management practices of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will be scrutinized by The City’s Board of Supervisors on Thursday.
Excess overtime costs and questionable work orders—bills paid to other city departments—will be the focus of the hearing, to be held at 10 a.m. by the Supervisor’s Government Audit and Oversight Committee.