In between figuring out how to handle cannabis’s legalization in five months, changing the city’s affordable housing guidelines and cleaning up cigarette butts on Ocean Beach, the city’s Board of Supervisors toys with other, less-life-altering pieces of legislation.
Ever since a big electric-company complex closed in 2015 next to where he works in San Francisco’s Mission District, the block had become thick with camps of homeless people.
Near the end of Thursday’s BART Board of Directors meeting, the transit system’s elected leaders found themselves in the unusual position of staring at something not on the agenda: a fresh puddle of urine.
Developer David O’Keefe expected a decent crowd last month when he held a soft opening reception for his new Hotel Via, across from AT&T Park. He just didn’t anticipate people would start wandering in and booking rooms before the hotel’s online reservation system had even gone live.