After six years of trial, the Fillmore Center will not be converted into condos. I am very supportive of those who were both supportive of this and unsupportive of this, but now, I must go back to being indifferent.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/31/BUM615JQNS.DTL&type=business: Proposal: Pay fee, skip condo-conversion line
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/02/ED0A15LMBA.DTL: Chronicle Editorial: A homegrown stimulus plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Condo-conversion-plan-gains-renewed-interest-83416022.html: Condo conversion plan gains renewed interest
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/03/more-entries-same-number-winners-sf-condo-conversion-lottery: More entries, but same number of winners in SF condo-conversion lottery
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/01/apartment-owners-lobby-condo-conversion: SF apartment owners to lobby for condo conversion
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/board-eyes-fee-condo-conversions: Board eyes fee in condo conversions
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/12/BAT51P0AMV.DTL: City Insiders: Supes eye shortcut to condo conversions
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/22/condo-conversion-plan-strikes-a.html: Editorial: Condo conversion plan strikes a sensible balance
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/board-supervisors-vote-housing-fund-november-ballot: Board of Supervisors vote housing fund onto November ballot
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/01/condo-conversion-advocates-lobbying-aid-owners-tenancy-common-units: Condo conversion advocates lobbying for aid to owners of tenancy-in-common units
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/01/san-francisco-condo-conversion-effort-delayed-after-long-debate: San Francisco condo conversion effort delayed after long debate
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/01/supervisor-london-breed-might-have-indicated-condo-conversion-stance-during-campaign: Supervisor London Breed might have indicated condo conversion stance during campaign
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/02/san-francisco-condo-conversion-allies-rallying-support: San Francisco condo conversion allies rallying support
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/02/mayor-ed-lee-wants-board-supervisors-compromise-condo-conversion-initiativ: Mayor Ed Lee wants Board of Supervisors to compromise on condo conversion initiative
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2013/02/supes-scramble-find-tic-deal: Supes scramble to find TIC deal
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Owners-seeking-condo-conversions-may-have-shot-4398890.php: Owners seeking condo conversions may have shot
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/04/san-francisco-should-allow-rent-control-converted-condos-report-says: San Francisco should allow rent control for converted condos, report says
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Lee-shaves-meeting-off-plans-amid-protest-4436820.php: City Insider: Lee shaves meeting off amid protests
http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Bay-Area-police-on-alert-after-bombings-4436045.php: City Insider: Lee shaves meeting off amid protests
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/04/condo-conversion-proposal-could-mean-deal-san-francisco-tenancy-common-own: Condo conversion proposal could mean deal for San Francisco tenancy-in-common owners
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/04/sf-s-condo-conversion-proposal-author-opposes-amendments: San Francisco’s condo conversion proposal author opposes amendments
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Lawyer-lobby-loophole-4457790.php: City Insider: Lawyer Lobby Loophole
http://www.sfbg.com/2013/04/30/win-tenants: Editorial: A win for the tenants
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Condo-lottery-legislation-s-outlook-hazy-4490369.php: City Insider: Condo lottery legislation's outlook hazy
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/05/condo-conversion-legislation-suffers-setback-sf-board: Condo conversion legislation suffers setback at SF board
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/farrell-in-a-condo-conundrum/Content?oid=2453021: Farrell in a condo conundrum
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Condo-conversion-law-OKd-by-S-F-board-4594985.php: Condo conversion law OKd by S.F. board
In the wake of San Francisco’s budget deficit and the continued woes to follow in 2009, Supervisor Daly proposes using the city’s $98 million rainy fund, while others on the Board are not so excited about the proposition.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/31/BA2915JPRO.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Daly proposes draining city's rainy day fund
According to the Examiner, two Tenderloin “massage” parlors that have run into previous legal trouble are trying to reopen as a “bathhouses.” While the ending of these stories seem happy, many nearby residents claim that illicit activities are still taking place.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/29/MNB515IU0S.DTL: New bid to crack down on S.F. brothels
Economic benefits and being a good neighbor are important. But I think the Examiner just wants to rock, man. And that’s why the paper offers up its endorsement for the City’s contract extension with Outside Lands.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/29/BA2915JNRP.DTL: S.F. signs deal for Golden Gate Park concerts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bid-process-holds-up-bookings-for-festival39187472.html: Bid process holds up bookings for festival
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Dates-set-for-three-day-concert-in-Golden-Gate-Park-40696267.html: Dates set for Outside Lands concert
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/city-to-cash-in-on-outside-lands.html: City to cash in on Outside Lands
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Music-seen-as-headliner-for-SF-parks-budget-relief-48740012.html: Music seen as headliner for SF parks-budget relief
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/san-francisco-music-festivals-strike-sour-notes: San Francisco music festivals strike sour notes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/11/revised-outside-lands-contract-would-enlarge-crowds-while-increase-city-s-revenues: Revised Outside Lands contract would enlarge crowds while increasing city’s revenues
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Outside-Lands-might-get-8-year-extension-4079118.php: Outside Lands might get 8-year extension
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Outside-Lands-deal-OKd-by-budget-panel-4095109.php: City Insider: Outside Lands deal OKd by budget panel
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/12/outside-lands-deal-will-benefit-park-music-fans: Editorial: Outside Lands deal will benefit park, music fans
The Bay Area Reporter gives us the latest on the re-election of Rafael Mandelman to the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club presidency, the potential run for District 6 Supervisor by Jim Meko in 2010, and Mark Leno chairing the upcoming Capitol’s Legislative LGBT Caucus.
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=3682: Political Notebook: Milk Club prez wins second term
City Attorney Dennis Herrera files suit against gender rating practices which allow health insurance companies to charge women more for health care coverage. You’re telling me we get paid less and we have to pay more?!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City_challenges_law_allowing_higher_health_insurance_rates_for_women.html: City challenges higher health insurance rates for women
The Controller’s Office releases a report outlining how the City might bring in additional revenues through new or increased taxes, but elected officials are still divided on whether or not a June special election to address the issue is a good idea.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/New_taxes_could_be_in_store_for_The_City.html: New taxes could be in store for The City
The Tenderloin’s Community Justice Center celebrates its fifth birthday, having won over some of its earlier skeptics and been so successful that there is now a Veterans Justice Center. The rager that will — without a doubt — be taking place to celebrate the birthday, is pictured on the right (one party balloon per guest… because nothing says “fun” like balloons [also, nothing says "fun" like putting the word "fun" in parenthesis]).
http://www.kcbs.com/City-Denies-Public-Defenders-Request-to-Hire-More-/3718167: City Denies Public Defenders Request to Hire More Staff
The Business Times glances over at Nob Hill and the changes afoot with the Fairmont’s failed proposal to condo-ize some of the rooms in the landmark hotel, and just what that means for the entire neighborhood.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Fairmont_could_lose_some_rooms_if_plan_is_approved.html: Fairmont could lose some rooms if plan is approved
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/23/BAA015FGIN.DTL: City Insider: Fairmont pondering condos in hotel tower
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/ken_garcia/Fairmont-revamp-could-affect-other-hotel-conversions-92740804.html: Ken Garcia: Fairmont revamp could affect other hotel conversions
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.