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Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Embattled Navigation Center on Track for a December Opening

Having survived an appeal and dodged a requested restraining order and stay, construction on the hotly contested plans for a temporary Navigation Center to pop-up on the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32, commenced in July and... Read More »

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

Lawsuit to Block Hotly Contested Navigation Center Has Been Filed

While San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal of the approved, but hotly contested, plans for a temporary Navigation Center to be constructed on the Port’s current parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, across from Piers 30-32, at the end of last month, a group... Read More »

Port Will Solicit Proposals for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

Port Will Solicit Proposals for Contested Waterfront Lot and Piers

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected an appeal of the approved, but hotly contested, plans for a temporary Navigation Center to be constructed on the Port’s current parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, across from Piers 30-32, last night. As such, three portable structures are now... Read More »

City Survey Says: San Franciscans Are Feeling Less Safe

City Survey Says: San Franciscans Are Feeling Less Safe

According to the City’s biennial survey of over 2,000 residents, which was just released, while the perceived performance of San Francisco’s local government has maintained a  “B-” rating overall, the percentage of respondents providing a mark of “A” or “B” has slipped from 59% in 2015 to 57% in... Read More »

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

Benchmarking San Francisco versus Sixteen Peer Cities

The City of San Francisco has just completed benchmarking itself versus sixteen (16) peer cities in the areas of demographics, livability, public safety, transportation and finance. The peer cities against which San Francisco was compared: Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL Denver, CO Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA... Read More »

San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis is Homegrown and a Catch-22

San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis is Homegrown and a Catch-22

As a plugged-in reader points out, the vast majority (71 percent) of the nearly 7,000 homeless now living on the streets or in the shelters of San Francisco once had a permanent residence in the city. Nearly half (49 percent) those who once had a permanent residence in the... Read More »

Unable To Solve Homeless Problem, City Will Erect A Fence

Unable To Solve Homeless Problem, City Will Erect A Fence

Abruptly fenced-off and padlocked earlier this year, the City now plans to erect a permanent fence around the new McCoppin Hub Plaza and “open space.” Developed with a mix of permanent seating and terraced pads for food trucks, farmers markets or other community events, the plaza was designed to... Read More »

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza Fenced-Off And Padlocked

McCoppin Hub Plaza has been abruptly fenced-off and padlocked. Developed with a mix of permanent seating and terraced pads for food trucks, farmers markets or other community events, the landscaped plaza was designed to revitalize a dead space in the neighborhood, and become a “calm, open and welcome” space... Read More »

Report: San Francisco Needs A New Plan To Combat Homelessness

Report: San Francisco Needs A New Plan To Combat Homelessness

Although the City of San Francisco has created over 3,000 units of supportive housing since the adoption of its Ten Year Plan “to abolish chronic homelessness” in 2004, and the number of supportive housing units in the city now totals over 4,600, the number of homeless individuals hasn’t declined.... Read More »