The museum that was proposed but was voted down was one that would have housed the large collection of modern art which was collected by Donald and Doris Fisher, founders of The Gap. Among the reasons given for rejecting this proposal were the destruction of a bowling alley that many San Franciscans didn't know existed, the amount of traffic that the museum would generate, and, yes, that the Fishers were Republicans (although they donated almost exclusively to liberal causes). The Fishers loved San Francisco, yet because of the narrow-minded approach taken by the Planning Commission, The City nearly lost this collection to Saint Paul, Minnesota, of all places. The only thing that kept it here is that the MOMA agreed to enlarge its existing facility in order to house it. At the same time, though, the Walt Disney Museum, one with no connection whatsoever to The City, was permitted to build in the same general area.
Wasn't another museum proposal voted down in the last few years? Why would we accept Lucas' idea?
You might check the rent in a newly constructed building.
A studio in a new building goes for a lot more than $2500/month. Developers will build only as long as they can charge sky high rent. If supply goes over demand, they just stop building. By the way, a lot of the new buildings going up are financed through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as part of "Plan Bay Area". This venture will run out of capital and another bubble will burst.
You might want to ask the people in SF who make between $50k and $400k (truly the vast, but shrinking, majority) how they feel about having to pay $2500 a month for a run-down studio because of the lack of new construction.
@Don’t blame homeless
Beg to differ. Look no further than the Stanyan and Haight @Alvord Lake area. Trashed daily and overnight...don't believe me...just LOOK and see. Sincerely yours, a lover of parks for everyone. Everyone that respects them i mean.
Daniel CRAMER has made a very good idea. Second the motiion!!!@
Many enjoy what you may not
so stop being so limted in your thought.
Fellow Residents of Burlingame,
My name is Alexander E. Kent, and I am running for Burlingame City Council to "Restore Balance & Ethics" to Burlingame.
I've spent about 100 hours introducing myself to folks on Burlingame Ave and Broadway Ave, and I have never asked people for contributions in person or on the phone, as most of the candidates have.
I also never ordered yard signs because I'm running to represent The Renters of Burlingame (51% of our town) that have no representation on City Council today - and most of us do not have a yard.
So, instead, I personally distributed 5,000 door hangers to the apartments while chatting with dozens of folks on the way.
I am the only candidate with a graduate-level degree in finance (Kellogg MBA in Finance & Marketing), which is very important to city council's oversight of employee pension investments and to deliver budget surpluses to pay down our massive debts ($73M in unfunded pension health care, etc).
I have the strongest experience in complex contract negotiation and commercial real estate planning (none of the existing city council has any professional experience in this, even though it's the most impactful issue faced), and I work everyday with public and private schools and faith-based groups on real estate strategy and negotiations. I believe in "Service Above Self".
I'm also running to:
1) Stand up against the conflicts of interest on the existing city council and planning commission (see my Facebook campaign page for full details),
2) Encourage Healthy Budget Surpluses to,
3) Pay Down Our Massive Debts, and
4) Ensure Strong Schools.
Please vote for me on this Tuesday, November 5th!
Your Absentee Ballot must arrive by Tuesday, so you should just bring it to City Hall or your Polling Place at this point.
I'd be happy to chat with you on the phone or in-person (650)793-0541.
Please check out my Facebook Campaign Page and click "Like":
Alexander E. Kent
Residents to Elect Alexander England Kent for Burlingame City Council 2013
It's kind of funny to see San Francisco democratic leaders split on the 8 Washington project. But what it does show is exactly which democratic leaders worship the $$$$$. Vote "NO" on Propositions B and C !!!!!!
precision flying skilled as they are in the sky, didn't really miss them during the government fallout. there is the fear one of them might collide.
The problem is that the ocean is rising, the Embarcadero is landfill, and it's impossible to design and build a sea wall to hold back the water. In fact, the Dutch realize that trying to hold back the tide is not workable any more. They are retreating to higher ground, allowing only small buildings on stilts (and houseboats), and bringing back tidal marshes. Ya see, the "hard solutions" of walls, dykes, and pumps isn't a viable method anymore. It's too bad developers know they have their profits and can leave the mess for the taxpayers to clean up. Addtionally, we need unrestricted access to working docks to enable evacuation after the Big One. As we've seen, it is not the event, be it a tsunami, earthquake, hurricane, or major fire, it's putting structures, esp large ones, in harm's way. The damage is actually caused by the COLLAPSE OF STRUCTURES PUT IN HARM'S WAY. By developers and their pals in planning. Our infrastructure is already falling apart. We will need new sewage plants, etc when the water gets much higher. Oh, and one question: When your million dollar hi rse condo is uninhabitable because of structure damage, what do you own? Nothing at all. You won't get any of your "investment" back, now, will you? And you don't own the land . .. so those whose investment portfolios are in hirise development will lose a lot when the inevitable happens. May all the developers, and their political friends, live long enough so that they, and everyone they love, be here when it hits.
@Blue Angels are a nuisance
Geeze....the Blue Angels are a danger? How many people have been killed by them? When Chris "Fairfield" Daly used that very same argument my response was, "hey Chris, how many people have been killed by violence in your district over the last week?" He never did provide an answer, nor did he ever do anything about out of control violent crime, drug dealing, and all that goes with it. He never once supported the SFPD...
So I say to you...how many people have been killed by the Blue Angels versus the out of control crime that the progressive's merely dismiss as "quality of life crime"....and they tell us, "this is the big city, if you dont like it move to the suburbs". That, my friend, is obscene in the face of how bad things have gotten in the city under the progressive's watch!
Dear John Thomas Ellis, of Kentfield:
Per you letter to the editor, "Gentrification rolls on", please seek immediate mental health attention. By the way nice place you live, Kentfield. Now there is place for the less affluent to take a break and relax.
I do believe -- in San Francisco. Vote NO on B and C.
Its all about rich NIMBY's and hiring their tool Aaron Peskin to do their bidding. As Herb Caen said, those who block view will in turn have their views blocked....and indeed the rich folks that are PO'd at the proposed development only care about their views and the private tennis club that would be taken out. If you don't believe that then you most probably believe in Santa, The Easter Bunny and that the GG Bridge is for sale for only $1,500.
drinking water is very important in our body, lets promote drinking water is a way of fighting obesity.
Jean Young @ https://twitter.com/jeanyounghealth
Well if the author of the new book "The Older You Get The Dumber You Get" could have his way there would be no Pride Parade. He believes that the love and camaraderie of the gay men and women participating in the Pride march is "all show" fake, cliquish, and racist....you've got to read it to believe it.
This is about the purchase of land on the Daly City Dunes that is the last bastion of the endangered native plant: Lessingia germanorum, unfortunately this location is the last of a very small population of this plant anywhere in the world.
It would seem that if the couple who bought this land really cared about children and their schooling and all future prosterity, that they would serve as examples to the children in the school that they wish to improve, and make sure any kind of development did NOT occur to destroy this last bit of nature and it's only home. Once they put a soccer field or a parking lot there, this native plant will be gone. One would think they would want to stand up as examples of what it is to be good stewards, educators and citizens. If you read this John and Kathy of Hillside School, could you please respond? Thank you so much, loretta and chuck
My Uncle Joseph got a fantastic metallic Subaru Outback by working part-time off of a macbook... useful link
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