Sunday, March 03, 2019

What would you pay...?

factories with smoke under cloudy sky
Patrick Hendry

From today's NY Times:

To the Editor:

While the children of the Sunrise Movement, who are working to stop climate change, may not understand how the Senate functions, they do correctly understand that if the world keeps functioning under business as usual rules, their lives will be fraught with one climate catastrophe after the next.

And it is not just children in states with Democratic senators who know this: Middle and high school students in Kentucky were out in force all week, even camping overnight in front of Mitch McConnell’s Senate office for the chance to make their case.

The Green New Deal may be expensive, but what would you pay to save your child’s life? Multiply that by millions.

Helena Birecki
San Francisco

Activists with the Sunrise Movement are arrested after protesting at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Russell Senate building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Feb. 25, 2019.
Photo: Shawn Thew

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A badge of honor

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Tracking the city's coyotes

Thanks to Mission Local.

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Maybe those folks didn't get the word on Vision Zero. Get their email addresses and send them the information.

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Parklets and parking

Photo: Santiago Mejia

Letter to the editor in today's SF Chronicle:

Regarding “Public concern over private use of S.F. parklets” (Front Page, Feb. 24): I am surprised that your article on S.F. parklets fails to mention the loss of metered parking spots as a result of the parklets. 

For those of us unable to ride bikes or unwilling to Uber/Lyft everywhere, enjoying neighborhoods for dining and shopping is more challenging when fewer metered spots are available.

Between yellow meters, loading zones, green zones, handicapped spots and now parklets, there’s not much left for the rest of us.

Donna Fogel
San Francisco

Rob's comment:
Yes, every parklet eliminates two or three parking spots, which is only one aspect of City Hall's anti-car policies.

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