By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt
Hotel rejected; pot clubs limited; Kim wants more sunshine on dark money … the last board meeting before summer break was packed with action
The Board of Supes rejected a hotel project on Hyde Street today, sending a clear message that a residential building where tenants have been displaced by fire can’t be turned into another use.
It was also a sharp rebuke to the four Planning Commission members who were appointed by Mayor Ed Lee….
“This would be a policy statement that we don’t believe in the rights of tenants to return,” Peskin said. “This would be a statement that it’s okay to have a fire and tell people you can change the use and not allow return.”
He noted that “this is a teachable moment” for planning staff and the commission.
It’s rare for the supes to do this. I hope the Planning Commission (and the mayor) was listening… (more)