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San Francisco has adopted Green Building Codes that will be phased into effect by 2012.  These codes will be inforce for all new construction and for renovation projects in the city and will focus on water and energy conservation, recycling (reusing old materials) and on reducing carbon emissions.  Large buildings (commercial and residential) will be evaluated under LEED standards, standards that have been used with increased frequency in recent years.  Residential buildings will use...

It seems like almost every day we are bombarded by reports of the crisis in the housing market, the impending recession, and other forms of doom and gloom.  I often wonder how much of this we create by putting our attention on how bad things are when they really aren't. 

This morning's front page article from the San Francisco Chronicle is entitled, How Low Will We Go?, starting with an openning sentence "The Bay Area housing crisis is worsening on all accounts, as the lack of credit and...

San Francisco voters will likely vote on yet another ballot initiative next year to vote on an initiative that passed the Board of Supervisors that would allow the city to develop $2.7 billion of housing over the next 15 years.  I think it is important for the city to maintain balance and diversity among our residents, and making sure there is affordable housing is one key to making sure that San Francisco remains great.

According to the article in today's Chronicle, it is likely that the...

I'll admit it.  I am really not a sports fan.  In fact, I always have to stop and think (especially since moving to San Francisco), What season is this?  Which sport is active now?  I do enjoy the occassional Giants game.  I love the fact that the stadium is in South Beach, perched along the edge of the Bay and accessable to so many by public transportation--including Kayaks in the Splash Zone.  I even love the Stadium's design that allows people to wander to a viewing post for a few...

A study released yesterday by the Association of Bay Area Governments issued a report yesterday in which predicts continued growth for the Bay Area.  They expect the number of jobs and people will increase through 2035, but the area's housing stock may not keep pace.  The association calls for "smart growth," calling for the creation of housing and services around transportation centers, while preserving open space.  This sounds smart to me. Part of what makes living in San Francisco...

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