“So where does that leave Schweigert? He’s got an invasive tree tearing up his sidewalk and stairs and now he’s told he can’t prune.”
S.F. homeowners pine for sane tree policy [Chron]

“Tuesday’s full board meeting, as well as the Land Use & Economic Development and Rules committee meetings are canceled while the board president is in Israel on a study tour.”
No Board of Supervisors meeting this week [Chron]

“One of the most annoying things about the public servants at this office is their snippiness about, um, serving the public. It’s like they’ve been trained in how to be off-putting, condescending and act like their doing you a huge favor all because you want access to public records and info about how they are spending public dollars.”
Herrera Discloses Higher Cost for Video Promoting Himself [Petrelis]

“Let’s see how long the Mayor’s paid publicists take before addressing my easy questions, and if more disclosures for past gifts see the light of day.”
Mayor Lee Discloses Two Gifts From Realtors [Petrelis]

“Gascon has not filed a disclosure form with the Ethics Commission about this educational, via a government grant, outside source paying for the trip, and I’m not sure if he’s required to do so and I’ll be in touch with the commission for further explanation.”
Harvard Paid for DA Gascon’s Boston Junket [Petrelis]

“In addition to housing a 95-year old who has lived in his home for 49 years and a tenant in his eighties who has lived there since 1960, all five occupied units at 1070 Post have a protected tenant under state law. Three units include a tenant with a disability. “
Urban Green’s Eviction of 95-Year Old SF Tenant Highlights Need for Condo Conversion Moratorium [BeyondChron]

“San Francisco voters will be treated to some extra reading this fall in the form of a 400- to 500-page ballot guide, thanks mostly to a referendum on the height of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo development.”
Condo measure’s ballot book a heavy read [Chron]

“While the planning staff recommended strong support for Wiener’s plan last month, the department had plenty of concerns about Kim’s proposal, which they said would require about a dozen additional staff members to implement, slow the project approval process and set up notification rules that can’t be met with the city’s current computer system.”
S.F. planners riled up over coming changes [Chron]

“A San Francisco program to train the next generation of tech workers is coming under fire for its lack of job placements.”
Supervisors Criticize TechSF Program For Lack Of Job Placements [KCBS]

the author

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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