“Still, the budget for fiscal 2013-14 is $300 million more than Lee originally planned for last year when he unveiled the city’s first two-year budget. It does not include $4.4 billion in unfunded liabilities that the city is projected to owe for employee and retiree health care.”
S.F.’s budget blues eased for next 2 years [Chron] [Ex]

“Millennium Partners’ proposed highrise and Mexican Museum at 706 Mission St. is facing heated opposition and a possible ballot fight — led by residents of a previous highrise that Millennium built.”
Fight over Mexican Museum and tower may be headed to ballot box [Biz Times]

“In 1984, the owners of Golden Gateway proposed to build a nine-story condo tower on the site, pretty close to where Simon Snellgove wants to build his ultra-luxury condos today. Dianne Feinstein was the mayor of San Francisco, and she didn’t like the idea at all. In fact, she sent a letter to the Redevelopment Agency Commission, which at that time controlled the land, to say that condo development was inappropriate.”
Dianne Feinstein and 8 Washington: The letters [SFBG]

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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