Does Newsom want to be the guv who turns SF into Miami Beach?

Universal scream against the machine.

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By Tim Redmond :48hills – excerpt

The Lt. Gov is pushing a lawsuit to strip voter control over waterfront development

Gavin Newsom seems to want to be the governor who turned the San Francisco waterfront into Miami Beach.

Newsom, who as Lite Guv chairs the State Lands Commission, is suing his former hometown to try to block the voters from limiting height limits on the waterfront…

Now Newsom is essentially saying that the State Lands Commission can decide who controls the San Francisco waterfront. That’s what’s at stake here.

When I asked him about this last year, he shrugged it off, saying he just wanted to enforce state law. But enforcing his vision of state law means a whole lot of inappropriate development – which is the Housing Action Coalition and the building trades, which strongly supported 8 Washington (with its ultra-luxury condos) are siding with Newsom on this…

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