The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

By Dianne de Guzman : sfgate – excerpt The will-they-won’t-they dance of whether a Mission laundromat will be turned into local housing has reached another roadblock in its quest, and this time the developer is threatening a lawsuit. The 75-unit building proposed at the Wash Club situated at 2918 Mission St. recently passed the hurdle … More The not-historic laundromat project is being delayed again, developer threatens lawsuit against SF

Delta Tunnels draft environmental document with ‘design changes’ posted online

by Dan Bacher: indybay – excerpt “Many of these design changes may appear great on paper, but in reality, they will not save the Delta as long as Metropolitan Water District of Southern California maintains their ‘right’ to increase the magnitude of Delta water they take during dry periods,” said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of … More Delta Tunnels draft environmental document with ‘design changes’ posted online

The Last Subsidy – Local Zoning Control

By Bob Silvestri : marinpost – excerpt Perhaps the most overused word these days is the word “crisis.” Everything, we’re told, is a crisis. Still, when it comes to “affordability” (healthcare, college educations, housing, insurance, etc.) in California’s major metropolitan areas, the label may be accurate. There is little question, for example, that housing affordability … More The Last Subsidy – Local Zoning Control

Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

By Mayor Bill Brand : planningreport – excerpt “We want to pass a statewide citizen-led initiative that amends the state constitution to protect local zoning and land-use regulations.” – Mayor Bill Brand In reaction to legislation threatening to usurp local control of housing and land-use policy by the state, mayors and local officials are mobilizing … More Mayor Brand to CA Legislature: Instead of Simplistic Supply Side SB827, Give Cities Resources

Plan for marina at Clipper Cove gets no support from supervisors’ committee

By Dominic Fracassa : sfchronicle – excerpt Sailing near Clipper Cove photo by zrants A long-running and controversial proposal to build a private marina at Clipper Cove, a stretch of calm water between Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, appeared to suffer a setback Monday at the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee. After extensive … More Plan for marina at Clipper Cove gets no support from supervisors’ committee

CVP challenges the Draft EIR for the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehab Project

By Bob Silvestri : marinpost – excerpt Community Venture Partners  has sent the following public comment letter to Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner in charge of the proposed Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Project and its Draft Environmental Impact Report: Dear Mr. Dawson: We have reviewed the SFD DEIR and respectfully submit the following comments: … More CVP challenges the Draft EIR for the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehab Project

San Francisco’s water conservation can flow to salmon

By Robyn Purchia : sfexaminer – excerpt California’s untouched beaches is within easy reach until it isn’t photo by zrants San Francisco’s commercial salmon season opened last week, but feasting on the fatty fish is still an upstream battle for many San Franciscans. Already-low populations of salmon were further decimated by the drought in 2015. This … More San Francisco’s water conservation can flow to salmon