Enter Google search “Rec and Park” –> sfrecpark.org. Wow! Nice work Phil Ginsburg and team on the new website. The homepage looks super snazzy and is easy to navigate. Plus, according to the Examiner, had you used the search engine days ago, ads for certain supervisorial candidates (and Cialis) may have popped up. Rec and Park does not support or oppose these candidates and products and encourages you to visit its new site early and often.
The Bay Citizen’s Editor In Chief Jonathan Weber opines on the most talked about state and local propositions (i.e., pot, energy, and pensions) San Francisco’s electorate must vote on in T minus 2 days – unless you’re an absentee voter who already voted two weeks ago, of course.
The Chron interviews San Francisco Bay Guardian publisher and editor Bruce Brugmann to learn what makes him tick, for the inside scoop on the periodical’s ongoing battle with the SF Weekly, its political perspectives, and more.
If it’s “I” as in “independent” or “E” as in “expenditure,” then by all means the answer is YES. The Chronicle takes another look at IE groups that are influencing November’s ballot throughout California, and the Grey Lady weighs in about how one of our homegrown candidates is trying to use it to his advantage.
As if winning the World Series wasn’t enough, the Giants went on to break another record for San Francisco with the highest number of transit riders, who came into the city to climb fences and stand on their friend’s shoulders to get as close to the Giants’ parade as possible. If the Giants keep this up, I think I might see an end to our transit budget problems…
The Bay Citizen gives us their big picture idea on the dynamics between the Democratic County Central Committee and Chairman Aaron Peskin, and what this means for the next group of incoming members of the Board of Supes.
Political types know Andy Ross, one half of the Chronicle’s reporting duo Matier and Ross. But there’s another Andrew Ross at the Chron, who mostly inhabits the business pages, and who this morning brings us his take on the Twitter (ahem) Mid-Market payroll tax break, DataSF, and a mythical contraption called a high-speed rail.
…at least not between the hours of 1 and 5am. City officials from a variety of departments have been working together (gasp!) to propose legislation that will close Golden Gate Park during certain hours in the hopes of curtailing camping, crime and citations (oh my!).
Lincoln Park (the golf course not the band) needs a lot of green to renovate its outdated irrigation system, pro-shop, restaurant…and you name it, it needs upgrading! As Rec and Park has started a conversation with City officials about how the manager’s month-to-month lease might be fueling the problem, it looks like this one might be played out under the dome and not out on the field.
Mistermayor and Board President David Chiu have offered new amendments to how we create affordable housing in San Francisco (yes, it exists here), proposing to use affordable housing fees to help low and moderate income families make a down-payment on a new home rather than construct additional affordable housing.
Today, Mayor Gavin Newsom will announce the next batch of Community Challenge Grant recipients who will take to the streets and clean up some much blighted areas of San Francisco that the City does not maintain. Many thanks to these self starters who are making SF a better place to live!
With the pragmatism of a (non-practicing) attorney and the creativity of a classically-trained musician, Taylor brings a unique perspective to Barbary Coast Consulting. When he’s not helping guide his clients through the frothy world of San Francisco politics, Taylor can be found either walking his pit bull around the Castro or frantically practicing for an upcoming concert.