By Tim Redmond : 48hills – excerpt
Every part of town would have a neighborhood commercial district where vacant storefronts would pay a fee.
The Board of Supes is moving to create a dozen new neighborhood commercial districts – a move that will bring more of the city under the vacancy tax on empty storefronts.
The legislation by Sup. Aaron Peskin also will give communities like Bayview and the Outer Richmond better tools to manage development and protect neighborhood-serving businesses… (more)