Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Today is the first of a series of hearings at the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee on the Eastern Neighborhoods (EN) Plan. As reported earlier, the EN Plan was approved by the Planning Commission and is going to be heard this month and early next month at the Board of Supervisors. Today, the Planning Department will present to the Board one section of the Plan passed by the Planning Commission. Today’s topic is the preservation/elimination of industrial-type businesses. Please read the “Made in San Francisco” report produced by the City, that outlines the importance of industrial-type businesses to the City’s economy.

Industrial type businesses are generally defined as "small to medium-size industrial or commercial businesses that create products or provide services in manufacturing, wholesale,
commercial, logistics, construction, repairs, and food processing."

It merits to be stated once more: MAC is in favor of preserving blue-collar jobs in the city. This requires zoning controls that will prevent current parcels zoned only for industrial type uses from being converted to a zoning category that will permit market rate housing and office uses.

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