Posts Tagged ‘angela alioto’

What I See Versus What’s Actually In This Ad – THE POPE’S PLAZA, North Beach, USA

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Here’s what I see:

A billboard for IN-N-OUT BURGER. Then I see Pizza Saint Francis. Then I see THE POPE’S PLAZA. And then I see pizzasf.org.

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Of course if we wanted to, we could shut down the street in front of every religious-oriented building all over town.

If we wanted to…

A WELL-INTENDED BUT EXTREMELY FLAWED PLAN TO CLOSE VALLEJO STREET HAS BEEN PROPOSED FOR THE BLOCK BETWEEN GRANT AVENUE AND VALLEJO STREET

While our neighborhood is all for street improvements and more open space, the Developer’s design would permanently close off critical access in and out of the North Beach/Telegraph Hill community.  The development, which has been talked about in limited circles for years, has suddenly moved forward with no public participation in design or intent.  Many in the community have only recently learned about the development and significant concern has been raised regarding traffic, design, safety, and maintenance.  Despite this, the Developer, who doesn’t live in our neighborhood, has not made an effort to respond to these issues and has attempted to have the development approved through the back door with minimal community outreach.  Only recently have public meetings been held and, despite large numbers at each event expressing their unhappiness with the Developer’s plan, the Developer has rejected the idea of modifying the proposal to allow maintaining Vallejo as a functioning street.  As a result, SOS VALLEJO has been formed to Save Our Street and provide our neighborhood a voice to express its concern and work with the Developer to come up with a design that works for everyone.

Piazza Aint Francis – Does This Look Like a Good Idea? Here’s What Some of the Neighbors Think

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Here’s the proposal:

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And here’s the reply

Fishermans Wharf Parking Lot St. Francis Loves You Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis Much!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Parking lot, Fishermans Wharf, Beach and Taylor:

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Is this the statue that Angela Alioto wants to move to North Beach to be a part of a City-sanctioned Catholic shrine on Vallejo?

I think so.

Catholicism, catch it!

Alioto vs Alioto! Aunt Angela and Niece Michela at Odds Over District 2 Supervisor Endorsement

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Well, here’s the news. Former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Angela Alioto has just endorsed Janet Reilly for District 2. See?

Now, the news from just four days ago was that Angela’s  niece, current District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier, had endorsed candidate Mark Farrell.

So, I’d say that aunt and niece are at odds over this particular issue. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that…)

Today’s news means Janet Reilly now has more endorsements than Bill Clinton’s passport, in all probability…

Enjoy:

“Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier Endorses Mark Farrell for Supervisor

(San Francisco) –District 2 Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier today announced her endorsement of attorney, businessman and father, Mark Farrell to succeed her as District 2 Supervisor. 

“District 2 deserves an independent Supervisor with the experience and ability to represent our neighborhoods at City Hall.  The Board of Supervisors needs someone with common sense values who will stand up to the special interests and lead with honor and integrity” said Supervisor Alioto-Pier. 

Supervisor Alioto-Pier is supporting Farrell because she believes he is in the best person to continue her work at City Hall.  Supervisor Alioto-Pier has focused on creating jobs, protecting neighborhood character and defending public safety from dangerous budget cuts.

Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s endorsement builds on Farrell’s impressive in-district support.  Farrell has led all of his opponents in fundraising with over 750 individual donors – half of whom are within San Francisco and District 2. 

Mark Farrell, like Supervisor Alioto-Pier, is a native-born San Franciscan.  Both the Supervisor and Farrell were born and raised in the neighborhoods of District 2 and continue to raise their children here as well.  

As an attorney and partner in a small business venture capital firm focusing on the hospitality industry – an important part of the city’s economy- Farrell’s financial management and budgeting experience will be important to help solve the city’s structural budget deficit.

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Supervisor Alioto-Pier,” said Farrell. “I am committed to continue the good work she has begun and will work to restore common sense, fiscal discipline and a neighborhood voice to City Hall.”