The Weekly examines the relationship between the San Francisco Department of Recreation and Parks and the San Francisco Parks Trust. My hunch is that they’re pretty tight, no?
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-03-31/news/friendly-skies-city-contractor-s-cozy-relationship-with-s-f-rec-and-park-chief/: Friendly Skies: City contractor's cozy relationship with S.F. Rec and Park chief
Complaints across the city on the loudness of tour bus guides have been heard loud and clear by City officials, who are looking into ways to turn off the snare in our headphones and pipe down the volume of bus microphones.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/And-on-your-right--a-tour-bus-debate-89328892.html: And on your right ... a tour bus debate
Today’s SF Weekly includes an in-depth review of some dangerous driving that helps the city’s cabbies make an extra buck. (WARNING: If you are a frequent flier to or from SFO who regularly takes cabs, you may not want to read this article. And please buy a BART pass immediately.)
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-03-24/news/the-sfo-cannonball-run/: The SFO Cannonball Run
Their key nemesis – vegetables – will soon be EVERYWHERE, as Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Vegetable Garden Reign of Terror kicks off. From zucchini to broccoli to peas to those icky green things with the other stuff on them, those horrible, horrible vegetables will be not only on dinner plates, but on roofs of buildings, median strips, and even treehouses! We’re waiting to hear back exactly what the response will be from Eight Year Old Boys Inc., but we understand the counter-offensive involves Super-Squirters. (Nope, the eight year old boys are not thinking it through, again.)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/23/BA4V1CJP4C.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Mayor's agriculture plan soon to bear fruit
Facing severe budget problems, San Francisco City departments across the board look to raise fees on everything from parking to hazardous waste disposal. Several city business owners are worried that the new fees, some beginning as early as next month, will promptly squeeze the life out of their businesses.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Fee-shift-aims-to-boost-building-88889837.html: Fee shift aims to boost building
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/23/BAS81CJOD6.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: More than half of taxis now green, Newsom says
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-businesses-face-more-fee-hikes-89249027.html: City businesses face more fee hikes
It’s the public’s turn to weigh in on the proposed renaming of Third Street to Willie L. Brown Jr. Boulevard and (with no disrespect to the former mayor, of course) most people think that it’s going to be more trouble than it’s worth. I think it all comes down to the fact that the T-Willie Brown doesn’t roll off the tongue nearly as nicely as the T-Third.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/20/BA921CIMPP.DTL: Owners polled on renaming street to honor Brown
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/04/ED951CP1C4.DTL: Editorial: The wrong route
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/03/MN8Q1D8OC3.DTL: Public cool on naming street after Willie Brown
SFMTA officials report that they may soon be changing the way the agency monitors arrival and departure times on its entire transit fleet. Current traffic checkers question the accuracy and the changes’ effects on their jobs.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/GPS-may-be-used-to-monitor-Muni-88521532.html: GPS may be used to monitor Muni
Back in San Francisco after nearly a decade as a congressional staffer in Washington, D.C., Amber is excited to bring her creative ideas and savvy communications skills to the wild west of Bay Area politics. Outside of her love for progressive issues and campaigns, Amber is an avid gardener and loves brewing and drinking beer.