While I'm a staunch civil libertarian, guns on the street is not good. Without going too Sci-Fi, is a stop and turnaround by a peace officer equipped with a Google glass and metal imager unreasonable? The "guns are not macho in the Mission," is a failed campaign. We do not need pistols on the street, period, regardless what the NRA preaches.
Hetch Hetchy water isn't free, as some City departments seem to think. We need a comprehensive water and bottle policy. If we already tax containers isn't this a money allocation problem between the state and local government?
Discouraging bottled water is better handled by a public policy advertising campaign. When San Francisco can't seem to adopt a recycled water policy, say starting with our underground stream and well water for park and agricultural use, why should we dictate what people trying to make a living should do. Even in Paris, a vendor with plastic bottles of ice cold water on a hot summer's day is welcome.
We all know that recycled plastic is not a good carbon balance, but we really have bigger problems in San Francisco for which solutions are available but rarely implemented. (And yes, Hetch Hetchy water is as good as that Tahiti bottled water)
Excuse me, but didn't the citizens of San Francisco just float a four hundred million dollar bond for an emergency response program? And now the mayor wants to come back and ask for another four hundred million dollars on the backs of the property owners?
Tech has always existed in San Francisco. The image problem starts with Ron Conway. Portrayed as a helpful angel investor is he really a Silicon Valley carpetbagger and vulture capitalist? And Willie Brown, lets venture to China with a citizenship scam for Lennar condos in Mission Bay and Bay View. No wonder Mayor Lee has stars in his eyes and a forced smile.
This is such a BS article. Hey, to comply with the environmental objectives put in an open pattern surface that includes plants, but is suitable to pull up that visiting SUV.
City Planning is now requiring luxury projects (Such as the four home 1700 Diamond St. project to funnel underground stream water to the sewer.) Why not an agricultural well? Why use Hetch Hetchy water for watering plants? Why send useable water down the drain?
Punish the people. I see a great similarity between the federal shut-down and the impending Bart strike. Hurt the people, and enrich the politicians and their cadre.
Should we be closing government installations that make money? Shouldn't we first shut down corporate farm subsidies? Working people are getting fed up by those people getting their way by hurting other people.
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