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  • Natural Areas Plan: Eucalyptus Advocates Fight Back

    “The NAP Management Plan (its Final EIR will be released soon) calls for the removal of over 18,000 healthy, mature trees, mostly eucalypts, because they are non-native and so that they can be replaced with native grasses and scrub.”

    By Nancy Wuerfel, Sally Stephens & Avrum Shepard More...

  • sheep

    Sometimes togetherness
    isn't better

    Density Crowds the City

    “…There are currently over 20,000 vacancies. Prop C was supposed to be used over 20 years to build up to 30,000 units. Mayor Lee is trying to build 30,000 units in five years. When the housing bubble bursts, the City will be overbuilt.”

    By George Wooding


  • No, No, No


    “This $310M bond for affordable housing could be handled with existing and future City funds if prioritized, without asking taxpayers to pay the bill, and save millions in bond interest payments.”

    By John Farrell 


  • Quentin Kopp

    Ruminations of a
    Former Supervisor

    “The Mayor and District Attorney have cleverly concealed basic facts from San Franciscans, including the rising crime rate attributable to policies of the California Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney, if not the Mayor, who may soon be in a public “tizzy” over alarming crime statistics of which he has knowledge.”

    By Quentin Kopp

  • Tony Hall

    Speaking Freely

    Sanctuary City

    "…the Supervisors, supported by the current Mayor…severely limiting the ability of local authorities to honor any requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

    By Tony Hall



    London Breed's Anti-Sunshine Litmus Test

    “Public interest in Breed’s engagements peaked this August when her name popped up in the FBI probe of political corruption that en-snared Senator Leland Yee … ”

    By Dr. Maria Rivero & Dr. Derek Kerr   Read More

  • 3 day notices

    Mass Evictions Rock Parkmerced

    “Passage of the Parkmerced Development Agreement and approval by the Mayor created a contractual agreement… Parkmerced Investors Properties, LLC paid the City nearly $400 million dollars for the development agreement contract. Is Parkmerced too big to investigate?.”

    Lynn Gavin, PLA More...

  • Vote "NO" on Mayor Lee

    “ Let’s hand Ed Lee far fewer than the 59,775 votes he garnered during the first round of ranked choice votes in 2011. Maybe that will send him a signal he needs to rapidly become the “people’s mayor,” not the “developer’s mayor.””

    By Patrick Monette-Shaw 

  • Power and Housing

    Long after the public officials strut and crow, CleanPowerSF will be building away. One hopes the resulting facilities will economically generate electricity. If not, you’ll be reading about another city “boondoggle.”

    Read More… By Steve Lawrence

  • Howard Strassner

    Our Intractable Housing Crisis

    The reasons for this crisis are easily understood if one considers that our Planning Code limits housing to one or two units per lot for about 20 square miles of our City. The rest of our 48 square miles is: commercial; industrial; public space; high rise residential; and thankfully, many small and few large parks."

    By Howard Strassnern More...

  • Crime Report

    Taraval Station SEPTEMBER REPORTS

    “NOTE: Crimes are reported as space is available, this is not a complete report, nor is the report online at, but that site is a more complete source.”


  • New Complaint Procedures Defeat Sunshine

    “It has never been easy for a member of the public to bring, and win, a complaint at the SOTF, but even more so after Supervisor Scott Wiener made sure, several years ago, that not a single member of an excellent, but independent, Task Force was re-appointed...”

    By Peter Warfield More...

  • SEPTEMBER MEETING of West Of Twin Peaks Central Council (WOTPCC)

    “The West of Twin Peaks Central Council held its first meeting of the 2015-16 term on Monday, September 28th and the discussions and speakers covered much of what is special about San Francisco’s neighborhoods and heritage...”

    By Mitch Bull More...

  • OCTOBER 2015

    “October also means baseball playoffs (although not for our lads this year), the frenzy of football (a mixed bag for Bay Area teams) and of course the election season as we gear up for the local election on November 3rd.” ”

    Read More

  • Brandon Miller

    A Reminder That Markets Move Up and Down

    “Your next move really depends on what stage of life you are in and how close you are to retirement.”

    By Brandon Miller  Read More

  • Remember When?

    Eureka Valley 1884

    “Eureka Valley 1884” Permission: San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library..”


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