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Letters to the Editor – June 2018

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Editor, Thanks for “Citizen Involvement Embedded in San Francisco’s Planning Process” in last month’s View.  Note that there’s another approval process that wasn’t covered in the article: Large Project Authorization (LPA), which is required in the Eastern Neighborhoods for bigger developments. It was a LPA for 88 Arkansas that the Potrero Boosters took to the San Francisco…

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Letters to the Editor – March 2018

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Editor, The February piece the View ran in its Short Cuts section about Tacolicious’s new no-straw initiative was great, but it didn’t tell the whole story. You state that we’ve replaced our plastic straws with paper ones. In actuality, we’ve eliminated plastic straws entirely and paper straws are now available only by request, barring a…

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Editor, As I read Jason Bourne’s article about the cost of retaining commercial college counselors (“Families Retain “Counselors” to Negotiate Daunting College Application Processes,” July) and the quotes from an unnamed parent who felt that using these costly services exacerbated the divide between the haves and the have nots, I kept waiting to read a…

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Editor, In response to “City Budget May Face Cliff,” in the March View, it’s unfortunate that future generations, unable to vote today, will bear the costs of many enacted pension programs, entitlements and boondoggle projects, requiring them to pay higher taxes and work later into their lives to pay for these promises. It’s the inmates…

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Editor, Thank you, The Potrero View, for publishing a mix of viewpoints on the Pier 70 redevelopment project. Potrero Hill residents deserve to know the degree to which their views will be obstructed, as well as the demands Pier 70 will place on already overtaxed infrastructure. The articles create an opportunity to have a more…

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Editor, As a member of the Driscoll’s family and the Bay Area farming community for more than three decades, it’s my responsibility to share facts about farmworker treatment in response to your story, “Driscoll’s Boycott Hampered by Poor Information” (December, 2016). A core aspect of Driscoll’s vision, one that I deeply believe in, is to…

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Editor, I’m writing as an old Potrero Hill resident to advise View readers of a serendipitous event.  A month ago, my car was burglarized, right in my own driveway.  Anything of value was stolen, including the prescription sunglasses I need for driving.  A week or so later, I received a phone call from a local…

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OP-ED University of California, San Francisco: Déjà Vu

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As the great, inimitable Yogi Berra once said, it’s dОjИ vu all over again. There are growing concerns among Dogpatch and Potrero Hill residents that the University of California, San Francisco is expanding outside Mission Bay.  This, along with the tenacious legal actions by UCSF backers to block the Warriors Arena from being developed on…

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Editor, I have a small business at 18th and Carolina streets.   Many of my business neighbors are being evacuated for the 1601 Mariposa project; yet another residential monster which we don’t have the infrastructure to support.   On a San Francisco Giant’s “game day” those of us living and working on Potrero Hill are…

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Editor, Brilliant April Fools’ issue!  Thanks for keeping it creative. Kate Hilsenbeck Denver, Colorado Editor, I was really happy to see Claire Botsy’s piece, “Anti-Abortion “Clinics” Continue to Operate in San Francisco,” in last month’s issue. I’ve observed with dismay an anti-choice billboard on Valencia Street, sponsored by “Pro Life Across America”, which uses the…

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Editor, Contrary to “No Pesticides Used in Potrero Parks, According to Environment Department,” February, Aquamaster – Glyphosate – was used in Franklin Square on May 3, 2014. Other than that, your information is correct, Potrero Hill was spared. Tom Borden Portola Editor, I’m horrified with the cover story of your April Fools’ issue, poking fun…

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Editor, Why would the University of California, San Francisco want to locate an academic building, the new Department of Psychiatry and Child, Teen Health Center, in a residential neighborhood and not at a key site on their Mission Bay campus, where construction has stalled, leaving many undeveloped sites by the campus core (“UCSF to Develop…

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Editor, I was surprised to see “The Debate Rages:  Are Turf Fields Safe?” in last month’s View.  The article is factually incorrect, as artificial turf isn’t being considered for the Potrero Hill Recreation Center renovation.  The $4 million project is funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Bond.  The scope will likely include replacement…

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