San Francisco could raise $35 million to $65 million for public transit improvements annually by charging drivers $3 to cross specific downtown zones during peak travel hours, according to a San Francisco County Transportation Authority congestion pricing study.
The aim of those fees, SFCTA staffers say, is to reduce congestion, making trips faster and more reliable, neighborhoods cleaner, and vehicle emissions lower, all while raising money to improve local and regional public transit and make the city more livable and walkable improvements they hope wi Read more »
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has endorsed a draft financing plan for Lennar's massive proposed Hunters Point Shipyard/Candlestick Point development project, one that increases the company's housing entitlements and profits.
The agency's endorsement came during a hastily convened Oct. 27 special meeting, raising the eyebrows of Lennar's critics. Read more »
GREEN CITY A controversial proposal to take more water from the Sierra for urban and agricultural uses and away from environmental and wildlife habitat needs could be delayed for at least a decade under a proposal now under consideration in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has toyed with these questions in recent years, confronting the reality that its aging water supply system is at risk seismically and predictions that the region faces a shortfall of 30 million gallons per day by 2030.
Mayor Gavin Newsom wants voters to believe that Proposition P, which seeks to change the size and composition of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (TA) board, will lead to more efficiency and accountability.
The Board of Supervisors Clerk's Office has quietly begun redacting contact information including phone numbers, street addresses, and e-mail addresses from all communications sent to the supervisors by members of the public.
The Clerk's Office will not redact personal information if individuals indicate that they authorize its release, Clerk of the Board Angela Calvillo wrote in a May 23 memo. Read more »