And actually, these people don’t hand out all that many tickets:
Training Day, one supposes.
So here’s an example – what kind of possible liability problems do you see here, Gentle Reader?
Normally, our corrupt DPW (which thinks YOU’RE the deadbeat, for not giving it ever more money money money) would “transfer” all the headaches of tree ownership onto a nearby homeowner, but in this case it can’t. Isn’t that sad?
Frisco is good at planting trees, but it’s not good at taking care of trees.
That Paolo Lucchesi of Inside Scoop has once again scooped me, it seems. This time it’s news of the latest doomed attempt to make a go of 555 Golden Gate near Polk Street, oh well.
But here’s a close-up of the entrance. (Looks like bird poo might be a problem, as it was for the Trader Vic’s people)
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And here are the deets for your nascent protest against the opening of this brokedown palace:
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Hey DPW, didn’t your leader get his job from Ed Lee by committing election fraud back during the Willie Brown administration? I think so! Three corrupt administration in a row, what are the odds of that happening? It’s almost like we have a “City Family” or something.
Anyway, hey DPW, what’s with this, don’t you want to take care of your trees?
“Most street trees in San Francisco are maintained by fronting property owners who, through their stewardship, are
doing their part to keep this critical aspect of the city’s infrastructure maintained. There are, however, more than
35,000 street trees that are the maintenance responsibility of the city. In order to sustain a healthy urban forest,
the Department of Public Works is proposing to standardize maintenance responsibility such that, in general,
property owners will be responsible for the maintenance of street trees in the public right of way.“
Hey, DPW, what the fuck does that mean? Are you saying you can afford to pay six-figure pay packages to the average City worker, but you can’t afford to do your job anymore?
“DPW does not have the resources to prune and maintain trees at a frequency recommended by tree care industry
experts. Over the past years, DPW has had to help balance the budget through cost saving measures by protecting
core services. The current budget includes a tree crew (equivalent to about 10 arborists) that are responsible for
maintaining street trees and responding to tree calls and requests from the public. Currently, DPW maintains
40,000 of the 100,000 street trees and responds to more than 3,700 calls every year. During the storm season, the
department can receive up to 600 calls a week!”
Oh, I see.
Hey, thanks DPW! I’ll pay $1000 a year to take care of your useless tree, no problem.
Hey DPW, do you need some gas money or anything? Drop by anytime and I’ll loan my credit card.
DPW, you so crazy!
Rina Palta of KALW News has a bit on prison realignment this morning. (That’s just the kind of thing you can find at THE INFORMANT: Cops, Courts, and Communities in the Bay Area.)
And here’s some related information about parolees from candidate for Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, below.
“October 1: State transfers parolees to San Francisco’s probation programs and jails – The City braces for influx of ex-offenders starting Saturday
SAN FRANCISCO — On Saturday, October 1, the first group of state prison parolees scheduled for transfer to San Francisco will begin arriving in the City under Realignment — legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on April 4, 2011.
The City has created a comprehensive program to shift ex-offenders to local control, including increasing electronic monitoring, social and rehabilitation programs, and preparing for an increased jail population.
Some details on the parolees and program:
· Expected number of new parolees in 2011-2012: 700
· Average age of transferred parolee: 39
· Average number of prior convictions: 7
· Time in which parolees have to report to the City after release: 48 hours
· Crimes: Non-serious, nonviolent and non-sexual offenses
· Transportation for parolees: City will transport most; some travel by bus
· Recidivism: How will the City’s new parolee population impact jails?
· Funding: State funding is short of City needs and only budgeted for nine months. How will programs be sustained?
· Impact on City agencies: How will law enforcement, social and health services be affected by the increased ex-offender population?
Supervisor Mirkarimi, Chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee, convened hearings on Realignment and sponsored several ordinances to address the ex-offender transfer.”