SF supervisors on common ground for solving tough problems

Each of the 11 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has priorities for the fall legislative season, and they’re as varied as banning workplace cafeterias, restricting takeout containers and regulating 3-D-printed guns.But binding many supervisors’ agendas together is a common focus on problems that have long defied attempts to solve them — initiatives that seek to move more homeless people off the streets and create more affordable places for residents to live…

Five seats — Districts Two, Four, Six, Eight and 10 — will be contested in the November election. That means new members will need time to settle in and set their own priorities. And since board President Malia Cohen is termed out, there will be a new leader who can shake up committee assignments…

Here is some of what the supervisors said San Francisco residents can expect from them over the next few months:… (more)

Some of these issues are surprising. Read and send your comments to the supervisors that are working on your area of interest.

Flexible zoning is popular as a means to help ailing retailers. Kill them with high rents and parking removal, and then allow some discretion in zoning and uses. It may keep some of them alive for a while longer.

Safety issues are a major concern, but, fixing the problem seems elusive.

Navigation centers are popular temporary solutions, but we need permanent solutions. Homeless services and social services seem to be having problems as well.

Campaign finance is the oldest elephant that never goes away.

In-home care should be easy to get done as it doesn’t add to the housing demand, but it does require a larger number of workers than we have now. Maybe Prop C could help finance some of the new hires.

Conservatorship is another elusive legal problem that seems to get held up.

Housing stability could be used to protect at risk landlords as well as tenants.

Cohen is holding an accountability hearing October 15, to investigate the who is responsible for paying for the cleanup at Hunters Point. We thought it was the Navy. I guess she isn’t sure now.

To add to our woes, the Chinese are no longer taking our waste so we much deal with that.

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