Three months after the San Francisco Civil Grand Jury issued a report slamming the Central Subway plan— helping to put the issue in the center of this year’s mayoral race—the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will discuss the body’s controversial study. Read More
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, 10th edition, defines boondoggle as “a wasteful or impractical project or activity often involving graft.” In one of the most remarkable and distorting set of glittering generalities in contemporary local public affairs, Steve Falk, president of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, in an Oct. 6 op-ed tries to justify the Central Subway project on the ground it would create construction jobs and put money in businesses. Read More
A Friday letter-writer excoriated the decrepit existing Muni service along Stockton Street, noting that during commute hours it ranges from “bad to terrible on most days.”
He’s right. Unfortunately, and contrary to the highly misleading statements of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, the Central Subway wouldn’t come even close to solving the problem. Read More
The moment Mayor Ed Lee entered this year’s San Francisco mayoral race, he didn’t just become the front-runner — he also stacked the field with an unprecedented fourth major Chinese-American candidate.
For charts detailing information about Chinese-language newspapers in San Francisco, click on the photo to the right. Read More
San Francisco’s top lawyer might be out of a job representing The City’s proposed Central Subway.
City attorney and mayoral hopeful Dennis Herrera recently opposed the $1.6 billion project to extend Muni’s T-Third line from SoMA to Chinatown, saying it is overpriced and won’t serve enough people. Read More
The San Francisco Animal Control and Welfare Commission will vote Thursday on whether to send a letter to Mayor Ed Lee, the Arts Commission and the Board of Supervisors asking them to rescind the two art contracts with artist Tom Otterness. Read More
As cities across the nation vie for increasingly limited federal investments in transportation, San Francisco is close to securing a $942 million grant to complete one of its most significant transit projects — the Central Subway extension. Unfortunately, this critical infrastructure project has been politicized in the heated mayoral race, unnecessarily putting significant mobility, economic and environmental benefits into question. Read More
Muni’s cavernous Metro East maintenance facility was created to ease system congestion, but it is housing fewer vehicles than it was designed to accommodate, which the operators’ union says is affecting on-time performance. Read More
The controversial Central Subway project in San Francisco garnered the support of all 11 members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The $1.6 billion Muni project, which will extend underground train service to Chinatown, was the subject of a resolution. Read More
A Beanie Baby on top of a pile of manure greeted visitors to the Stow Lake boathouse Sept. 15.
“I think it was a red dog,” said my friend, who asked to remain anonymous, “but it was on top of a pile of s---, so I didn’t really get a good look at it.” Read More