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Stop building high-rises on San Francisco’s waterfront

September 13, 2015

By  : sfexaminer – excerpt

“Waterfront high-rise approved,” The City, Sept. 4
Stop building high-rises on San Francisco’s waterfront

Just what is going on at City Hall? The story “Waterfront high-rise approved” simply defies logic, let alone any evidence that our city leaders are listening to us residents.
I think we have made it quite clear that we:

  • Do not want high rises on the waterfront;
  • That our housing problem is with the poor and middle-class, NOT the super wealthy;
  • That we do NOT need or want more housing unless or until we have the infrastructure (public transit, water/sewer, parking, safer streets, better police protection, etc.) to support it;
  • And that something be done to seriously and permanently address homelessness and mental health services in this city.

And yet our mayor and the Board of Supervisors forge ahead with more OKs to the rich developers to build more luxury housing — and this time by eliminating 8 stories of parking while only providing 100 parking spaces for 133 residential units and 5,821 square feet of retail space! The continued loss of street and off-street parking is criminal!

These actions are like slapping the “regular folks” in the face because “wealthy people” want to live in San Francisco. Well, that’s too darn bad! Let the rich live where they work — and that sure isn’t in The City. Where are all these rich folks going to park their fancy cars? You know they sure are not going to take Muni…

Somehow, some way we have to put a stop to this and take our city back… 

– John Schambre… (more)

This is why we suggest citizens who are displeased do two things. Vote for anybody but Ed Lee, (Amy, Stuart, and Francisco) are three other options. And vote yes on “F, I,J, and K” and no on “D” (Mission Rock) if you want to pause the development craze.

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