8 Washington Backers Appeal One Decision Today, But Won’t Argue Another

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BIG WIN FOR THE CITIZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO!

In news for watchers of the 8 Washington saga, the proposed condo development’s backers have decided not to appeal a recent big decision against them. Read on for the nitty-gritty in the latest installment of the contentious battle over Seawall Lot 351’s future.

Susan Brandt-Hawley, the attorney representing Defend Our Waterfront, a coalition of groups opposed to the project, told the court during a hearing today that the developers of 8 Washington and the Port of San Francisco won’t appeal a decision saying the environmental impact review (EIR) for the entire project is invalid. The California Superior Court ruled the EIR wasn’t legal because a traffic study was inadequate (more)

Warriors San Francisco Waterfront Arena Debate To Begin

Warriors San Francisco Waterfront Arena Debate To Begin

Reporting Chris Filippi : cbslocal.com – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — With the Golden State Warriors looking to build a new waterfront basketball arena, lawmakers in Sacramento will begin debating a bill on Monday that that could have an impact on the project.
Arena opponents are criticizing AB 1273; the California Assembly bill proposed by Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, which would clear the way for the development the stadium along Piers 30-32 along the city’s waterfront. They claim the bill strips the Bay Conservation and Development Commission of any oversight of the project.
“We really want to see the short cuts stop and let this project roll forward with the full and fair scrutiny that any other project of its size and significance would get in San Francisco,” Gayle Cahill, the San Francisco Waterfront Alliance president, said.
The whole process, she said, feels rushed… (more)

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