With numerous construction projects stalled due to the economic climate, the Mayor’s Office seeks to encourage developers and property owners to convert blighted construction sites in waiting to interim park-like spaces for playing.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Cost-of-blight-could-rise-44036112.html: Cost of blight could rise
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/16/MN9F16F2IJ.DTL: S.F. cottage's demise spurs calls for new rules
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/31/BA5N1BJVD9.DTL&tsp=1: S.F. blight law shows few results so far
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Vacant-lots-could-be-put-to-use-85298522.html: Vacant lots could be put to use
Skaters, rejoice! Plans to build a skate park in the South of Market are finally moving forward after a preliminary lease agreement was reached. Rollerbladers, there’s nothing to see here for you. Move along, please.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Funding-announced-for-new-skate-park-43935022.html: Funding announced for new skate park
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/04/20/rolling-forward: Rolling forward
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2013/03/long-awaited-san-francisco-skate-park-nears-final-approval: Long-awaited San Francisco skate park nears final approval
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is expanding the Discounted Rain Barrel Program (yes, we have a Discounted Rain Barrel Program) to help capture rain water that can eventually be used as potable water. A new partnership will expand the program to the city’s schools, helping to reduce our impact on the environment and teach those kiddies a thing or two. Win/win, eh?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Utilities-commission-locks-up-35-year-contract-with-cities-43944692.html: Utilities commission locks up 35-year contract with cities
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Water-rate-increases-up-for-a-vote-44338177.html: Water rate increases up for a vote
http://cbs5.com/localwire/22.0.html?type=bcn&item=SF-WATER-HEARING-bagm-: SFPUC to hold public hearing on proposed water rate increase
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/06/BAU417F6DR.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: S.F. sues Postal Service over SRO mail delivery
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/under-the-dome/57106462.html: Opinion: Hetch Hetchy bonds selling like hot cakes
Supervisor Bevan Dufty’s legislation that increases the prize money available to charitable bingo games in San Francisco is up for a vote next Monday before the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bingo-bump-up-for-debate-43845967.html: Bingo bump up for debate
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Bevan-backs-bingo-bill-50423637.html: Bevan backs bingo bill
Chris Roberts persuaded the Examiner to give him PLENTY of ink to write this mini-novella about former Supervisor and Mayoral candidate Angela Alioto, and the controversial shrine she and others have worked on for years.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/Credo-Former-SF-Supervisor-Angela-Alioto-43551407.html: Credo: Former city Supervisor Angela Alioto
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Angela-Alioto-presses-fight-over-Porziuncola-4988220.php: Angela Alioto presses fight over Porziuncola
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sex-abuse-scandal-at-north-beach-church-the-latest-dust-up-that-has-garnered-worldwide-attention/Content?oid=2699505: Sex-abuse scandal at North Beach church the latest dust-up that has garnered worldwide attention
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.