The 72 percent of voters who approved a $195 million bond measure Tuesday to improve public parks rose “above the noise” to invest in The City, said the chief of the Recreation and Park Department.
Proposition B, which required two-thirds approval, faced an unusual array of opposition — mostly from critics who were concerned with the privatization of the department under General Manager Phil Ginsburg. Read More
It is now possible to rent out picnic tables or find directions to the nearest neighborhood park using a smartphone, and it might not be long before people can purchase tickets for events, buy merchandise or pick up special passes. Read More
Noisy critics of The City’s Recreation and Park Department are forever complaining about events in San Francisco’s parks. Most recently, their target is the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and motocross event being held through today in Civic Center Plaza.
But while such criticisms are all too rampant, the solutions proposed to solve this alleged problem are in very short supply. Read More
Most gardens are firmly rooted in the ground. But a new idea in San Francisco would make planting spaces movable so they can use land for a short time before being relocated.
The project, called Nomad Gardens, looks to combine the availability of land that is waiting to be developed with the desire of San Franciscans to participate in urban gardening and food production. Read More
Buildings planned in the area around the future Transbay Transit Center in South of Market will be able to cast shadows that will sweep across several open spaces.
If a development would cast a shadow over parks or open space in The City, it has to receive approval from the Planning and Recreation and Park commissions under a voter-approved proposition from the 1980s and subsequent planning codes. Read More
The Board of Supervisors’ decision to support Proposition B — deceptively labeled the Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond — isn’t a surprise and shouldn’t be a basis to support the measure. It’s symptomatic of City Hall’s mentality of preferring form to substance. Read More
The Recreation and Park Department is placing a massive bond measure before voters for the second time in four years, but unlike the last occasion, this proposition is facing opposition from a high-profile coalition. Read More
A new restaurant could be in place on Marina Green in time for the 2013 America’s Cup races if the plans are approved in time.
The Recreation and Park Department has forwarded a lease agreement for a 720-square-foot former Navy building on the waterfront to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. The proposal is for a 10-year lease with Woodhouse Fish Co., a family-owned company that has two locations in The City. Read More
The supervisorial election in the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition is not just about neighborhood issues, but a rallying cry against The City’s direction.
District 5 is the most progressive of San Francisco’s 11 Board of Supervisors districts, and the officeholder has traditionally championed left-leaning causes. Read More