by Camden Avery : hoodlike – excerpt
Last week, the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department announced it would resume allowing vehicular traffic onto Twin Peaks at night. Cars can now visit the overlook through the Portola Gate, which will be open daily between 6 p.m. and midnight.
The move is a reversal of the department’s COVID-19 shutdown plan, which fully closed Twin Peaks to cars to create space for recreation. The space will remain car-free during the daytime.
Rec & Park spokesperson Tamara Aparton said the decision was made jointly by supervisors Rafael Mandelman (District 8) and Norman Yee (District 7), along with the SFMTA, Rec & Park, and the San Francisco Police Department…
A GoFundme campaign, launched last week, has raised double its goal to fund an appeal of the decision under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a broad-reaching and flexible environmental regulation designed to subject any policy changes with a potential environmental impact to review…(more)
It appears like the people who whined against CEQA appeals are going to file them now, even though there may not have been a CEQA determination on the reopening issue. Procedures are not being followed any more so they might get away with it. Filing an appeal in the appeals court might be the proper way to go about it, but, proper is no longer a concern. Shall we blame the loss of rule of law on our the rage erupting out of Washington, or does the fault lie closet to home, and does it matter anyway?