➤ “Muni for today, Muni for tomorrow,” Opinion, Thursday Read More
People have complained about City Hall nickel-and-diming us for such things as parking fees, tickets, etc., but that was always just an expression. Now City Hall has done it literally with the new shopping bag fee of a dime! Read More
Earlier this month, California’s non-partisan CPA Peer Review Committee issued a scathing report stating that no new loans/bonds should be issued for high-speed rail. They said the plan lacked “credible sources of adequate funding … appropriate management” and is a “fundamentally flawed program” carrying “an immense financial risk” to California’s budget. Read More
The San Francisco Examiner has done good coverage on the huge overtime pay that off-duty “10B” police officers earn by charging private security clients like ballgames and party promoters. The top “moonlighter” last year made $82,695 in overtime alone, certainly far more than I make owning and operating a small business, and far in excess of San Franciscans’ $56,000 average income. Read More
Why does Mayor Ed Lee want to move the Occupy San Francisco camp to the Mission district? We don’t want them. There are too many problems with drug addicts, drug sellers, prostitutes and vagrants here. Putting that group here will only bring more of these people. Read More
I have read your Friday cover story, “Hopeless with homeless.” As the chair of San Francisco’s Homeless 10-Year Plan, which was implemented in June 2004, I just have to say that San Francisco has permanently housed, with medical support, more homeless people than any city in this nation. Read More
A Friday letter-writer excoriated the decrepit existing Muni service along Stockton Street, noting that during commute hours it ranges from “bad to terrible on most days.”
He’s right. Unfortunately, and contrary to the highly misleading statements of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Central Subway wouldn’t come even close to solving the problem. Read More
I would like to know who the district supervisor is for the area of Mission and 16th streets. It seems not one supervisor cares regarding this area.
Every day, there are drug sellers and vagrants at Mission and 16th sleeping on the benches, and drug sellers sitting on these benches pretending to wait for Muni. Read More
Not long ago at lunchtime I drove onto Interstate 280 southbound near AT&T Park. The road was practically empty all the way to the airport. But at every onramp there was a CHP car or motorcycle holding back hundreds of cars from entering the “free” way.
I found out later Hillary Clinton had been in town, and she and her escorted caravan drove down to San Francisco International Airport just ahead of me. Read More
For more than a month now, the escalator at the Civic Center station at the corner of Market and Seventh streets has been broken. Numerous people have complained to BART Director Tom Radulovich and Tenderloin district Supervisor Jane Kim. Not surprisingly, no one has received a call or email back from either office about this issue. Read More