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Judge Denies Request to Block Navigation Center

Judge Denies Request to Block Navigation Center

Having been denied a restraining order to halt construction of the temporary Navigation Center which is being assembled upon the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32 along the Embarcadero, the neighborhood group fighting to block the opening... Read More »

Crime Down, Legal Motions Up, Surrounding Navigation Center Site

Crime Down, Legal Motions Up, Surrounding Navigation Center Site

Having been denied a temporary restraining order to halt construction, the neighborhood group fighting to block the opening of a temporary Navigation Center upon the Port’s parking lot parcel known as Seawall Lot 330, adjacent to the Watermark and across from Piers 30-32, has just filed a new legal... Read More »

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 »