Fire Station 1 will be holding an open house for the neighbors in the vicinity of the new facility on the evening of Thursday, April 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The new station is located at 935 Folsom Street.
The current station, which serves the Tenderloin and Sixth Street area, is the busiest in America, said Monica Fields, deputy fire chief for administration. In 2010, firefighters left the station 9,924 times, which averages 27 times a day, she said. The new station will likely be just as busy.
The city moved the 13 firefighters from their current home on Howard Street to the brand new station in order to make room for the new wing of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
The Central Market Community Benefit District (CMCBD) is getting ready to renew and possibly expand its neighborhood services in the greater Central Market and SoMa area. The CBD promises to create a cleaner, safer and more inviting neighborhood.
Learn more about the CMCBD and its neighborhood programs by attending one of two meet and greets, scheduled on March 19 and 27. Hear about the CMCBD’s renewal and proposed expansion of its community services. Meet the CMCBD Board, Staff, Steering Committee, Community Guides, Clean Team and Partners. Continue reading
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San Francisco tech companies will avoid local taxes in exchange for promises, charitable contributions, and even promoted tweets, according to draft city documents. The agreements could be finalized as soon as tomorrow.
by JUSTINE SHARROCK
Twitter and six other San Francisco tech companies are set to receive sizable tax breaks from the city in exchange for non-binding promises to make charitable contributions totaling, in many cases, just tens of thousands of dollars — along with promoted tweets for local groups. Continue reading →
“After 12 years in development, TNDC is pleased to share that we are moving forward with our plans to develop affordable housing at 1400 Mission (corner of 10th and Mission). As some of you know, TNDC purchased the site in 2000 and the project has undergone several iterations over the years. After attempting to finance several proposals for affordable rental housing at this location, and with an eye towards what had become by 2011 a startlingly bleak picture regarding financing for affordable rental housing, TNDC entered into an agreement with Tishman Speyer to develop the site as affordable homeownership housing. Continue reading
Published on Nov. 1, 2012 by jamiewhitaker
I want to share with SoMa neighbors why I believe Proposition B, the parks bond, is a bad deal for SoMa and perpetuates the exploitation and neglect of SoMa residents. We should ask for a more equitable parks bond in 2013 or 2014 and refuse to accept Prop B in 2012.
Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) are spreading all over South of Market, spurred on by new residents who are horrified by the detritus of urban living and facilitated by the increasing proficiency of organizations like MJM Management Group to satisfy this newfound need. Continue reading
Former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin will argue the case against Proposition B, a ballot measure that asks voters to approve $195 million dollars in general obligation bonds to improve parks, at next week’s meeting of the SoMa Leadership Council. Prop B was put on the ballot by an 11-0 vote of the Board of Supervisors but is opposed by Peskin, two other former Board Presidents (Matt Gonzalez and Quentin Kopp) and a host of community organizations. Taxpayers passed an earlier bond measure worth $185 million in 2008. Opponents say that giving them another $195 million would just encourage more bad management and irresponsible spending. This measure requires a two-thirds vote to pass. Continue reading