City Hall Headlines For March 25, 2013: D3$, Rose Pak, Garbage Rate Hike

“These are the folks who, if this legislation passes, will soon face eviction or rent increases they cannot afford. Why should these middle-class residents suffer solely to increase the property values of TIC owners who knew the condo bypass rules when they bought their units?”
Will Supes Worsen San Francisco’s Housing Crisis? [BeyondChron]

District 3’s community members will meet to vote on how to spend $100,000 of the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year discretionary funding.
Got ideas on how to spend our tax money? [Barbary Coast News]

“And while dismissing the ‘kingmaker’ or ‘powerbroker’ labels, Pak, in the same interview on KQED’s ‘Forum’ program Thursday, also took a chunk of credit for convincing interim Mayor Ed Lee to break his promise to serve as a one-year caretaker and instead run for a full term, which he won.”
Rose Pak: “Of course everything in this town is political” [Chron]

“Recology never has to bid on the lucrative deal to collect waste in the city, and recently defeated a ballot measure that would have required competitive bidding. And unlike garbage companies in other cities (and other companies like Comcast and PG&E, that do business on city streets), Recology pays no franchise fee.”
The garbage rate hike [SFBG]

Our other headline roundups for March 25:
Your Crime Headlines For March 25, 2013: Sidewalk Cyclist, Bat Attack, Drunk Moped Riders
Your SF Business Headlines For March 25, 2013: Nevius Loses Job (On Radio), Twitter’s Birthday, AT&T Says They’re Improving
Your SF Real Estate Headlines For March 25, 2013: Defenestration’s Last Gasp, Transit Center’s Redesign, Warriors Arena Gripes
Your SF Schools Headlines For March 25, 2013: Skipping The Pledge, “Precision Medicine,” CCSF’s Summer School
Your Transit Headlines For March 25, 2013: Streetcars To Fort Mason, Parking Plan Rage, High Speed Rail Oversight
Your Less Easily Categorized Headlines For March 25, 2013: Shirtless Dude With A Sofa, Downtown Flower Vendor, Personal Space

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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