“The money will come out of the $11.5 million Open Space Acquisition Fund, which is funded by property tax revenue and hasn’t been used in almost a decade. “
SF buying Noe Valley lot for open space [Chron]

“When groundwater is pumped, it is used for irrigation for Golden Gate Park and nonpotable uses at the San Francisco Zoo, not for drinking.”
SF proposes groundwater for drinking with new project [Ex]

“One of the reasons San Francisco is so attractive is that it’s still a human-scale city. I’ve spent a lot of time in Manhattan, and the rush is pretty cool, and some urbanists say that’s how we’re all going to have to live in the future — packed into tall buildings in dense cities — but that’s not how I want to live.”
You want to live in Manhattan? Move there. [SFBG]

“While the group includes the local Sierra Club and Save the Bay, its key founders include Rudy Nothenberg, who as the city’s CAO allowed tens of thousands of low income tenants to live without heat and in substandard housing.”
Warriors Arena Opponents Lack Credibility [BeyondChron]

“Recent revelations that the City and County of San Francisco’s employees who should be looking out for the best interests of the residents of our great city failed us again by allowing the America’s Cup Organizing Committee (ACOC) to agree to ‘endeavor’ to raise money instead of commit to pay the City’s costs for transportation, public safety, trash pick-up, and so on has fueled more distrust among residents of our City government.”
San Francisco Waterfront Alliance’s simple goals: transparent, fair, and thoughtful process [Rincon Hill]

“I think most people in this city would agree that opening the waterfront to create public parks and open spaces is the right choice for San Franciscans”
Developers want own condo ballot measure [Chron]

“The Nob Hill site may date from the 1950s, but the Grand Masonic Lodge of California has a history that goes back to the Gold Rush days.”
The California Masonic Memorial Temple Is More Than a Concert Venue [Curbed]

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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