Does Newsom want to be the guv who turns SF into Miami Beach?
By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt
The Lt. Gov is pushing a lawsuit to strip voter control over waterfront development
Gavin Newsom seems to want to be the governor who turned the San Francisco waterfront into Miami Beach.
Newsom, who as Lite Guv chairs the State Lands Commission, is suing his former hometown to try to block the voters from limiting height limits on the waterfront…
Now Newsom is essentially saying that the State Lands Commission can decide who controls the San Francisco waterfront. That’s what’s at stake here.
When I asked him about this last year, he shrugged it off, saying he just wanted to enforce state law. But enforcing his vision of state law means a whole lot of inappropriate development – which is the Housing Action Coalition and the building trades, which strongly supported 8 Washington (with its ultra-luxury condos) are siding with Newsom on this case.
I suspect this isn’t the kind of issue that will define the race for governor – but in his hometown, Newsom is going to have to face some questions.
Didn’t Newsom already try that and lose? I think he is barking up the same lame tree that cost the Democrats the election. Newsom and the Democrats who have been pushing all this dense development on us are not paying attention to the hundreds, if not thousands of “preservationists” around the country who are fed up with forced change. I don’t know a better way to say it. Look up “Save our neighborhood” and see how many cities are actively engaged in the “preservation” movement. Of particular interest is voteyesons.org. Los Angeles needs to know about Newsom.
The Coalition to Preserve LA is a citywide movement that aims to reform L.A.’s broken, rigged and unfair planning and land-use system through Measure S, which has been placed on the March 7, 2017, ballot.
The whole country is rebelling against forced to change and loss of personal liberty. For a list of many other cities do a search for images for “save our neighborhood”