No, you cannot, but they’re still there.
You can read up to learn how we can Restore the Farallones.
Basically, the Feds would pay some company to place poison all over, prolly from a chopper.
Someday we’ll get this done…
Well here’s the official notice, seen in the Western Addition just north of the Panhandle and, I might add, just after election time:
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Mind you, these aren’t big big city blocks the likes of which you’ll find in SoMA or out in the Avenues. These are small blocks chock-a-block full of bus stops. Check it, and remember that Ashbury used to have stops as well.
So hurrah for the SFMTA.
Is the idea of restoring Hetch Hetchy (you know, at some point) “insane?” No, not at all.
But it sure would be inconvenient, I’ll grant you that.
Anyway, here’s the latest:
“City Contractors & City Bureaucracy Team-Up Against Prop F – Pay-to-play politics used to oppose the Yosemite Restoration Campaign
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2012 — San Francisco city contractors and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) have ganged up to defeat Proposition F, the Water Conservation & Yosemite Restoration Initiative, the most recently released campaign finance reports disclosed. According to the reports(1), 47% of funding for the ‘No on F’ campaign has come from companies currently doing business with San Francisco; companies with past contracts with the City, and labor unions representing contracted workers with the City. In addition, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has spent an undisclosed amount of money entertaining San Francisco community leaders at the Hetch Hetchy reservoir, as well as more than $197,000 in federal funds promoting the “Hetch Hetchy Brand” to San Francisco voters.
“These public records demonstrate that San Francisco City Hall and its employees have arm-twisted city contractors to extract hundreds of thousands of dollars to oppose reform. It’s typical ‘pay-to-play’ politics to defend the status quo and fight water conservation,” said Mike Marshall, Campaign Director for the Yosemite Restoration Campaign. “It’s made that much worse by the improper use of rate-payer and federal funds by the staff of the SFPUC in the run-up to, and during, the campaign.”
Proposition F is the “Water Conservation & Yosemite Restoration Initiative.” It requires the City to develop a two-part plan to build San Francisco’s local water resources and reverse the damage done to the environment by the current water system over the last 100 years. The plan would need to be approved by voters in 2016 in order to be implemented.
ABOUT THE YOSEMITE RESTORATION CAMPAIGN: The mission of the Yosemite Restoration Campaign is to reform San Francisco’s 19th century water system to allow for the restoration of Hetch HetchyValley and the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park. It is a non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization. www.YosemiteRestoration.org
‘No on F’ Campaign Finance Fact Sheet
According to campaign finance reports filed on Friday, October 5 the ‘No on F’ campaign received:
— $131,122 from companies currently doing business with the City and County of San Francisco.
— $69,729 from companies with past contracts with the City and County of San Francisco.
— $43,500 from labor unions representing individuals working on projects for the City and County of San Francisco.
According to public record requests the SFPUC staff has spent:
— $197,000 in federal EPA funds promoting the Hetch Hetchy water brand. The funds were intended to encourage San Francisco residents to call 311 to report water quality problems. (2)
— An undisclosed amount of money organizing eight junkets to Yosemite National Park for local Democratic Club leaders, ‘No on F'” funders, neighborhood association leaders and gay rights activists. Despite multiple Sunshine Ordinance requests, SFPUC staff have ignored requests asking for a detailed financial accounting of staff time spent organizing these political junkets.
— An undisclosed amount of staff costs collaborating with ‘No on F’ attorneys to lobby the Ballot Simplification Committee.
SOURCE Yosemite Restoration Campaign
Yosemite Restoration Campaign
Web Site: http://www.
The dream, of course, is to get this baby back on the road:
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As seen on Haight near Pierce:
(Yet another unregistered car in the garages of San Francisco – we have lots and lots already.)
You see, men can’t give birth so that’s why stuff like this happens.
Will this rig look much different in nine months?
Only Time Will Tell…