One of the largest proposed condominium tower projects in recent years — which includes the Mexican Museum’s long-awaited permanent home — received key approval Thursday, but by a slim margin. Read More
By:Mark Massara and Katherine Howard05/07/13 5:31 PM
Sunday’s editorial in The San Francisco Examiner (“Coastal Commission should allow city’s plan for soccer fields to proceed”) criticized the California Coastal Commission’s report regarding the Beach Chalet soccer complex proposed for Golden Gate Park, right next to Ocean Beach. Read More
A recent report by staff members of the state agency that controls development along California’s coastline argues against a plan for new playing fields near the Beach Chalet in Golden Gate Park. But the document is flawed in its reasoning and its recommendations should be rejected. Read More
City officials on Wednesday attempted to tamp down a “big problem” between a labor union and the Recreation and Park Department over a gardener apprentice program.
The conflict was evident during a Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee hearing. Even though Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg said he is fully committed to the program, the union representing gardeners, Laborers International Union of North America Local 261, called that into question. Read More
The long-awaited and much-debated plan to change the shabby grass of the Beach Chalet soccer fields into artificial turf could be derailed by a state agency that oversees development along the coastline. Read More
As the Recreation and Park Department works to climb out of an era of service cuts, operations remain hampered by severe staffing shortages, officials said Wednesday.
Department head Phil Ginsburg said that despite the budget challenges, the park system is being spared service cuts in the next two fiscal years.
“We are not actually reducing our programs and services,” Ginsburg said. “Quite to the contrary, we have figured out strategies to grow.” Read More
A weekly gathering place in Noe Valley could become a permanent fixture in the community as part of an open-space project.
For years, the Saturday farmers market on 24th Street has acted as an impromptu meeting spot for neighborhood residents. However, the site is a parking lot for the remaining six days, and there are no officially designated public spaces in the heart of Noe Valley. Read More
Wet weather postponed “emergency” repairs to Coit Tower’s leaky roof throughout the winter, while a long-awaited $1.5 million rehabilitation of the entire deteriorating San Francisco landmark has been delayed until after the annual crowds of tourists go home in October. Read More