The gap narrowed Monday between dueling proposals to change rules for environmental appeals of construction projects, but weighty issues remain unresolved.
For weeks now, a debate has raged at the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee over how to reform the appeals process under the California Environmental Quality Act, also known as CEQA. Read More
Forty-three years ago, California adopted one of the nation’s most foresighted environmental protection laws, the California Environmental Quality Act, which is known as CEQA. The law encourages our elected officials to “look before they leap” and make decisions based on an objective analysis of a proposed project’s impacts on the environment. Read More
Supervisor Scott Wiener’s effort to change how The City handles an environmental appeals process was slowed down Monday as a competing measure is being introduced today. Read More
Come Tuesday, Jane Kim’s staff pledges, the District 6 supervisor will introduce a resolution to change the name of Lech Walesa Street. Come Wednesday, however, Walesa’s name will still grace street signs — and shall for many Wednesdays to come. Read More
The handful of blocks that are bounded by Sixth, Seventh, Market, Mission streets are not quite San Francisco’s worst neighborhood for criminal behavior and public safety, but they are perhaps The City’s most high-profile symbol of those urban ills. This hotbed of addiction, homelessness, and crime has long vexed city leaders. Read More
The Police Department plans to officially open a substation today on Sixth Street, in a rough corridor in the heart of The City’s burgeoning tech hub. Read More
In the early 1900s, the building at 888 Brannan St. in South of Market was a factory for what was at the time a high-tech device: batteries. Over the years, it was used by a paper distribution business and a wholesale jewelry mart, which is still housed in a portion of the site.
But now the cavernous, window-lined structure that sits next to Interstate 80 will once again house a high-tech tenant: Airbnb, the company that allows people to list and find temporary housing online. Read More
Supervisor Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport, his proposal hit strong headwinds of opposition. Some have suggested that the idea be grounded before San Franciscans have a chance to formally weigh in on it. Read More
As the Western SoMa Community Plan goes before the Board of Supervisors land use committee today, concerns linger over the future of nightlife destinations in the neighborhood. Read More
After being sworn in as president of the Board of Supervisors, David Chiu gave a speech in which he did something that I’m pretty sure has never been done before: He likened the board to the World Series champion Giants. Read More