100% Renewable Energy Requirements on new commercial Properties

sfgovtv.org : (ncludes video link to the hearing) Land Use and Transportation Committee presentation on proposed Ordinance 190708 Environment Code – 100% Renewable Energy Required for On-Site Electricity Demands in Nonresidential Buildings of 50,000 Square Feet or More. (Details) http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=177&clip_id=33946&meta_id=756158 If you can watch the one public comment at the end of the presentation. Around 14:14. … More 100% Renewable Energy Requirements on new commercial Properties

Keeping the Homeless Out of Sight Makes Their Lives More Dangerous

By Nuala Sawyer Bishari : sfweekly – excerpt S.F.’s ongoing displacement of unhoused people makes it hard for them to hold onto life-saving medications and other supplies. Nearly 10,000 people in San Francisco are homeless, with a nightly shelter bed waitlist that hasn’t dropped below 1,000 in more than a year. The symptoms of the … More Keeping the Homeless Out of Sight Makes Their Lives More Dangerous

Dogpatch/Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District Pursues Success through Partnerships

by Jessica Zimmer : potreroview – excerpt Improvements to the 22nd Street Caltrain station are on schedule, with work to remove the asphalt walkway and replace it with a larger concrete plaza – along with additional plantings and lighting – on the facility’s southbound platform starting this month. Covered scooter and motorcycle parking opened at … More Dogpatch/Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District Pursues Success through Partnerships

Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt Corporate managers accused of directing an extensive fraud in the cleanup of San Francisco’s toxic shipyard led similar projects at nearby Treasure Island — work that apparently has never been rechecked since fraud at the shipyard was discovered, even as a $5 billion real estate … More Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

53 percent of Californians want to leave the state, according to new survey

By Alix Martichoux : sfgate – excerpt Dreaming of greener (read: cheaper) pastures? You’re not alone. According to a new survey by Edelman Intelligence, 53 percent of Californians are considering moving out of state due to the high cost of living. Millennials are even more likely to flee the Golden State — 63 percent of them … More 53 percent of Californians want to leave the state, according to new survey

Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states

Edward C. Baig : usatoday – excerpt Want a job at Google? Google plans to hire tens of thousands of employees across the U.S. this year, through investments in new data centers and offices. CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google’s plans in a blog post Wednesday. According to Pichai, Google’s investment of more than $13 billion … More Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states

Suits, overruns slow condo projects by Chinese developers in SF

J. K. Dineen : sfchronicle – excerpt In 2014 and 2015, Chinese real estate development company Z&L Properties jumped into the California market with a splash, going on a buying spree that would eventually include 12 housing sites in the Bay Area and Los Angeles that, when built out, would yield 3,400 condos. The portfolio … More Suits, overruns slow condo projects by Chinese developers in SF