You know you live in a weird place when your police station gets cited for being a nuisance. Well, you do live in a weird place, because that happened. Yes, the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection ticketed the abandoned Potrero Police Station… and that ticket goes to the Department of Real Estate. Do you think I can write my tax check to myself next year?
Down in the Dogpatch it looks like there may be a new wave of development on Tennessee Street, although some neighbors are arguing that the area isn’t (and likely won’t be) ready for all of the proposed residences due to the fact there aren’t enough parks, schools, and the like in the area. And… this is where you thank me for refraining to make a single “you’re the only Ten-I-See” joke. Seriously. It would have been bad.
In more this-place-might-be-toxic-but-let’s-talk-about-building-housing-there-anyway news (see today’s Treasure Island block above), developer GenOn is considering a mixed-use development at a site in Potrero that used to house the city’s last active power plant. Once again, I am hoping the conversation revolves around the proper and respectful development of super powers and that San Francisco’s unique and vibrant super hero history is taken into account.
Two major San Francisco condo projects have been approved and are on their way to being built. I hope that each project reserves a penthouse floor for Suspects editors who say nice things about their projects. Also, in a totally unrelated statement, I think these condos look great.
Board of Education newcomer Matt Haney (and the rest of the Board) face a number of challenges in the new year. Well, really, they face a bunch of challenges every year. From my ivory tower, I salute them and their valiant efforts with joy from the knowledge that I don’t have to do their job.
Supervisor Christina Olague’s vote to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi continues to play a major part in the race for District 5 Supervisor. In the latest, the SF Women for Accountability have unleashed an ad that features Ivory Madison (Mirkarimi’s neighbor) slamming Olague for her support of Mirkarimi.
San Francisco Rec and Park were taken by surprise when the Power to the Peaceful concert was cancelled for a second year. You know, as someone who is pretty peaceful I am always complaining that I do not have enough power – I really don’t. Let’s get some power to the peaceful (read: me).
Former CCSF official Stephen Herman, who pled guilty in a political fundraising scandal in 2009, recently held a fundraiser at his home for the reelection campaign of Trustee Natalie Berg. A few “hmmmmmmmms…” have ensued.
A couple of Oakland business leaders are promoting the waterfront around Jack London Square as a perfect place for a new A’s ballpark. The ownership of the team seems to have other places on their mind.
As the Oakland Mayor’s race heats up, Mayor Jean Quan highlighted her administration’s achievements in yesterday’s state of the city speech. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Business Times pokes some holes in her recently unveiled 10k housing plan. And now, I am just confused.
Remember when a bunch of the pieces from your $90 million art collection went missing and an independent body hired an “art detective” (I am still envisioning Jackson Pollock dressed up like Sherlock Holmes, completely in period regalia) to figure out what had happened to your stuff? Yeah, me neither. Although, the San Francisco Arts Commission remembers it! Well, now, after that fiasco has (hopefully) become part of our history, it seems the Art Commission is on the road to… well, on the road to not losing valuable pieces of art.