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Fall 2010 print edition.

The second print edition of the Public Press is here. It’s 24 pages in three sections, including an extensive report on Muni’s elusive quest for on-time service, a series of reports on the side effects of medical marijuana and updates on how sea level rise will affect the Bay. Also reports on stumbling blocks on the road to mid-Market revitalization, the city's failed effort to raise funds for earthquake retrofitting and a creative choose-your-own-adventure full-page graphical feature on the future of Pier 70 redevelopment.

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Top stories

SF finds revenue under every rock


The cost of living and doing business in San Francisco increased this year in hundreds of little ways. Though they didn’t garner as much attention as the city’s massive budget cuts, a series of new and increased fees emerged from the Board of Supervisors from late May to early July. The goal was to generate revenue beyond taxes, reducing city departments’ reliance on an anemic general fund. The following list was compiled from records from the board. It includes all new and increased fees introduced with the 2010-11 fiscal year. The supervisors enacted more than 400 feehikes, some for rare activities with small constituencies, such as hosting a masked ball or shooting off a cannon. (Seriously.) — Conor Gallagher

Fall 2010

Huge development on fringe of Bay sparks debate over ‘smart growth’

Maureen Nandini Mitra, SF Public Press — Nov 10 2010 - 1:11pm

New community of up to 12,000 homes, offices and schools would be built on site of Cargill Saltworks in Redwood City.

A wide dirt road cuts through the middle of the large, multi-hued salt harvesting ponds that stretch as far as the eye can see. Except for a few heavy trucks that trundle past, and a couple of ramshackle buildings, not much sign of human activity is visible on this stark, sweeping landscape in Redwood City, on the southern fringe of the San Francisco Bay.

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