After six years of trial, the Fillmore Center will not be converted into condos. I am very supportive of those who were both supportive of this and unsupportive of this, but now, I must go back to being indifferent.
In the wake of San Francisco’s budget deficit and the continued woes to follow in 2009, Supervisor Daly proposes using the city’s $98 million rainy fund, while others on the Board are not so excited about the proposition.
According to the Examiner, two Tenderloin “massage” parlors that have run into previous legal trouble are trying to reopen as a “bathhouses.” While the ending of these stories seem happy, many nearby residents claim that illicit activities are still taking place.
Economic benefits and being a good neighbor are important. But I think the Examiner just wants to rock, man. And that’s why the paper offers up its endorsement for the City’s contract extension with Outside Lands.
The Bay Area Reporter gives us the latest on the re-election of Rafael Mandelman to the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club presidency, the potential run for District 6 Supervisor by Jim Meko in 2010, and Mark Leno chairing the upcoming Capitol’s Legislative LGBT Caucus.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera files suit against gender rating practices which allow health insurance companies to charge women more for health care coverage. You’re telling me we get paid less and we have to pay more?!
The Controller’s Office releases a report outlining how the City might bring in additional revenues through new or increased taxes, but elected officials are still divided on whether or not a June special election to address the issue is a good idea.
The Tenderloin’s Community Justice Center celebrates its fifth birthday, having won over some of its earlier skeptics and been so successful that there is now a Veterans Justice Center. The rager that will — without a doubt — be taking place to celebrate the birthday, is pictured on the right (one party balloon per guest… because nothing says “fun” like balloons [also, nothing says "fun" like putting the word "fun" in parenthesis]).
The Business Times glances over at Nob Hill and the changes afoot with the Fairmont’s failed proposal to condo-ize some of the rooms in the landmark hotel, and just what that means for the entire neighborhood.
With a background including psychology, public affairs, and – yes – even performing arts, Alia has a keen understanding of how people think and move. When she’s not working tirelessly for causes she cares about, you can find Alia watching SFGovTV (seriously, she does this), catching every musical that sweeps through the bay, or trolling the city for vegan friendly goods.