With little fanfare, Mayor Ed Lee has nominated controversial developer Mel Murphy to the influential Port Commission. The limit of public notice appears to be this blink-and-you-miss-it statement on page 15 of next week's Board of Supervisors' agenda. Read More
While Mayor Ed Lee has asked city commissioners running for a seat on the Board of Supervisors to step down, one board hopeful on the Port Commission plans to keep his seat long enough to vote on the controversial development known as 8 Washington. Read More
The world will be bombarded with a lot of messages, marketing and media when the planet’s biggest sailing race comes to San Francisco in 2013. There’s already the America’s Cup Organizing Committee, the America’s Cup Event Authority and the individual teams who will be spinning the event in their favor.
Now you can add in the Port of San Francisco. Read More
With more than 35 years in the banking world, Doreen Woo Ho will serve on the Port Commission after the Board of Supervisors approved her appointment by Mayor Ed Lee in a 10-0vote Tuesday.
Woo Ho comes to the commission amid an exciting time for the Port as it prepares for the America’s Cup. Her banking career began with Citibank and she spent 10 years with Wells Fargo as President of the Consumer Credit Group. Read More
On Monday, the Board of Supervisors is back at work in meetings, starting with a Monday morning Rules Committee hearing on a number of Mayor Gavin Newsom appointments to such city agencies as the Public Utilities Commission, Historical Preservation Commission and the Read More
The new, cheaper alternative that has been floated by The City to host a prestigious yacht race equates to $95 million less investment in waterfront infrastructure, but would not require public land to be turned over to private investors.Despite the loss of the $95 million, city officials say the newer alternative focuses investment dollars on piers The City wants to develop and would advance a much-desired cruise terminal. Read More
The Board of Supervisors unanimously supported Tuesday Mayor Gavin Newsom’s reappointment of Rodney Fong to the Port Commission.
The board also supported Newsom’s reappointments of Ellen Schumer and Mae Woo to the City Hall Preservation Advisory Commission. Read More
Plans for a park on a waterfront strip on the developing, 50-year-old landfill south of AT&T Park also include the fate of the neighborhood’s iconic World War II Bluepeter Building.
A playground, several park benches and grassy knolls will crown the Bay’s front along Terry Francois Boulevard near Mariposa Street, but one tentative design utilizes the frail Bluepeter Building and the other assumes its demolition. Read More
On Wednesday, District 11 Supervisor John Avalos will vote, along with other members of the Budget and Finance Committee, on whether to allow the Port Commission to lease surface parking space on the northern waterfront to a private company for three years. In March, the Port began searching for companies interested in obtaining leases. It received 38 bids, and the Port is expected to earn $5 million. Read More
The quiet, intimate ambience of Port of San Francisco commission hearings has been shattered by a march towards greater government transparency.
Three television cameras and plenty of lights were set up inside the Ferry Building meeting room Tuesday to record the Port’s commission hearing for San Francisco Government Television. Read More