A new transportation task force being convened by Mayor Ed Lee will focus on fixing Muni’s woes while also seeking to address larger transit issues facing the Bay Area, according to the mayor and people expected to serve on the panel. Read More
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In December 2009, during a routine news conference to announce the unveiling of some painted bike lanes, former Mayor Gavin Newsom somehow managed to create a morsel of news out of a ho-hum event.
Frustrated by the lack of progress in his cherished citywide bike-sharing network, Newsom told local reporters that Nathaniel Ford, then the director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, would be looking for a new job if the cycling project wasn’t completed.
The interim chancellor at City College of San Francisco fully believes the struggling institution can survive, but administrators will have to make tough decisions to do so.
During a candid discussion Wednesday morning between interim Chancellor Pamila Fisher and members of SPUR, a nonprofit urban research association, she said she wasn’t aware of the magnitude of CCSF’s problems until she received the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges’ scathing report. Read More
The proliferation of private workplace shuttles, which take thousands of cars off the road but often conflict with Muni vehicles, is getting the serious attention of city officials, who hope to regulate the services within the coming months. Read More
San Francisco developers are being encouraged to start putting shower water or rainwater to better use in their new large developments.
Calling on developers to reach new heights in green building, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has introduced legislation that will create new and clear regulations for developers opting to incorporate advanced water-recycling systems. Read More
A ballot measure to steer more funding toward Coit Tower and limit private events at the landmark received a decisive thumbs-down Wednesday from the board of directors at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.At its annual meeting, the board voted 21-1 to oppose the measure, which is receiving support from the local Democratic Party and a consortium of neighborhood groups, including the influential Telegraph Hill Dwellers. Read More
The massive new Salesforce.com campus at Mission Bay will continue unperturbed, despite the elimination of agency that oversees such projects.Although the plans are expected to survive the death of the Redevelopment Agency, it remains unclear exactly how The City will find traction for massive projects in the future. Read More
Those labor savings from Muni’s historic contract negotiations with its operators union might not be so historic after all. Read More
A makeover envisioned for Ocean Beach could entail major changes to Great Highway, including narrowing much of the coast-hugging thoroughfare and rerouting its most deteriorated section.
Click on the photo to the right to see a map of the impacted stretch of Great Highway. Read More