Citywide Planning Changes Would
long-awaited report released in February on the city's housing crisis
underscores the need for more moderate- and low-income housing and proposes
controversial new policies that could determine how and where housing
is built in the future.
Plan to Close Park Roads
on Saturdays Re-emerges
hearing was held at City Hall Feb. 24 to get feedback on the possibility
of closing part of the eastern end of Golden Gate Park to vehicles on
Saturdays. Currently, John F. Kennedy Drive and ancillary roads between
Stanyan Street and Crossover Drive are closed on Sundays.
Rec and Park Takes $10 Million
officials at the SF Recreation and Park Department say the deepening
budget crisis will have an impact on the parks and recreational facilities
in the Sunset and Richmond districts, but it will be more of a pinch
than a punch in the gut.
Neighbors Say Stonestown
Traffic Study, EIR Inadequate
Stonestown Village Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), released
Jan. 4 was criticized for being inaccurate and incomplete at the SF
Planning Commission's Feb. 27 hearing. Developer A. F. Evans was also
criticized for distributing a glossy newsletter to homes in the 94132
area code and at the Stonestown Galleria with incorrect information
about the date of the public comment hearing and the deadline for written
San Franciscans Volunteer
to Restore Native Habitats
part of a larger national movement to recreate and restore lost pristine
natural habitats, local environmentalists are busy taking efforts to
restore and enhance native habitats on the west side of San Francisco.
The restoration efforts, which sometimes involve cutting down non-indigenous
Eucalyptus trees, have their supporters and detractors.
Supervisors Reject Cellular
Residents and activists won an appeal at the SF
Board of Supervisors in January, thwarting a plan by Metro PCS to install
three cellular phone antennae at 32nd Avenue and Noriega Street.
Sunset District Author Tackles
Taboo Topic in New Book
Margaret Benshoof-Holler, a Sunset District resident
for more than a decade, had a vivid dream as she started working on
her recently published first novel, "Burning of the Marriage Hat."
Leland Yee: Women in State Legislatures
Supervisor Fiona Ma: Update
on Community Affairs
Acting-Captain Larry Barsetti:
John M. Lee: Why Do People
Cycling Into the Sunset