Hey there, San Francisco.
Well, it happened.
The final vote was 7-4.
“It should give us a lot of hope for our city and what’s possible,” Supervisor Matt Haney said during the marathon meeting.
Those opposed included supervisors Shamann Walton and Connie Chan, who stood firm in their positions that a full road closure would exclude residents who don’t live near the park, as well as those with disabilities.
Still, it was the car-free crowd that celebrated on Tuesday night. (And, apparently, there’s a party/gathering planned for tomorrow night as well).
“Headlines we dreamed we would get to read are actually REAL!” the group Walk San Francisco tweeted. “#CarFreeJFK forever!”
With that… onto the news…
Quick bits: News to know
🧑💻 The San Francisco school board rejected a plan Tuesday night that would have created dedicated, virtual academies for elementary and middle school students citing concerns over the quick pace and financial impact of the proposal, the SF Standard reports.
The district has had a remote-learning high school (Independence High) since 1980. (SF Standard)
🏟 Oakland A’s president Dave Kaval commented on Twitter regarding low fan attendance at Oracle Park on Tuesday when his team took on the Giants.
Although, as the Chronicle’s Jon Schultz points out, the photo in question was taken 35 minutes before gametime.
And, the 32,858 fans at Oracle Park last night was 4,500 more than attended all three of the A’s recent home games combined.
The Giants went on to win 8-2. The two-game Bay Bridge series continues tonight at 6:45pm. (Chronicle)
🌊 Cleanup and restoration efforts following last year’s Stern Grove flood are expected to cost the city up to $20 million (500% more than the initial $4 million estimate), according to a recent request for funds.
✨ The Orpheum Theatre’s new owners are pouring some $500,000 into renovations, including the creation of a new lounge area that will cost guests $95 to enter.
The perks? Complimentary cocktails, food, and importantly, a private bathroom and coat check. (SF Business Times)
To do so, they are working to raise $20,000.
What else I’m reading: Links to browse
2,000 tiny homes proposed for San Francisco’s homeless population (Examiner)
Former S.F. reporter discovers the poetry in readers’ oddly entertaining hate mail (Chronicle)
Inside For the Record, a Retro-Fabulous Cocktail Destination Grooving in the Marina (Eater)
And finally… Where am I?
IMHO, this is one of the best spots in the city. Can you guess where I am?
Hit “reply” with your answer, and the first correct response will win a $20 gift card to a local coffee shop of choice.
That’s all for today! But real quick before you go.
Yesterday, I talked about Eater’s list of top places to eat and drink outside, and then proceeded not to include a link to the story. Sorry about that! Here it is for those interested.
Also, a reminder that Francisco Park opens today! If you’re in the Russian Hill area, make sure to go check it out.
Alright, have a wonderful evening y’all. See you back here tomorrow. - Nick B.