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Well, it looks like the Board of Supervisors has a new contraband target in San Francisco. Going the way of Styrofoam and plastic bags, the city has its eye on bottled water as the next thing to be axed. In what could be the strictest bottled water ban in the country, Supervisor David Chiu put forth the ordinance on Tuesday that would require that events held on public property with more than 100 people — think the oodles of events we have in this city all of the time, like Outside Lands or Hardly Strictly — make tap water available instead of selling bottled water.
While San Francisco does boast some of the highest-quality water in the country — thanks to its pristine sourcing from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park — making tap water accessible to hordes of people at one time can be tricky. Inadequate refilling stations and water fountains (only three for a crowd of oh, 65,000) already caused frustration, headaches and major buzzkills during Outside Lands, so it would be up to the city to hash out some plans to better supply water during such events.
Didn’t we just get this new bridge? The eastern span of the Bay Bridge is currently undergoing its $25 million fix to repair some broken rods, highlighting the embarrassing fumbles the newbie span has already experienced. Originally slated to cost $10 million, the need for a more expensive retrofit soared when a third of the galvanized steel rods holding down massive seismic stabilizers snapped just two weeks after being tightened. At least she looks pretty.
The housing crunch may let up now that the city has about 40,000 affordable housing units in the development pipeline, Mayor Ed Lee said on Wednesday. Lee spoke of his intention to do everything in his power to get 100 percent affordable projects prioritized for building. Lee also reminded San Franciscans to celebrate the tech sector’s success — not blame it for the housing crisis.
The New York Times put the Mission’s fashion on their multimedia runway — showing off our sartorial tastes from found fashion and old lady blouses, to saying flamboyant San Franciscan-y things like, “Fashion is like a form of drag in our daily life.”
Don’t forget to submit your ideas/sketches/photographs for wrapping the tech buses and making them into art at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today at 10 a.m. is the Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee meeting. Members will discuss bike, pedestrian and traffic safety in light of recent street improvements and the latest bicycle count, which has nearly doubled in the past seven years.
3 p.m. to 6 p.m. — Break out your pants with the elastic waistband for the Mission District Food Tour. Visit at least seven eateries, from taquerias to fine dining with Explore SF, foodies who live in the Mission and know where all the tastiest morsels are hiding.
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — Ugly Sweater Party, 20Mission Coworking, 2415 Mission Street. Free, but an RSVP is required.
7 p.m. — Artists’ Television Access (ATA) is showing shorts from San Francisco State University’s cinema department.
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — Playtesting Bash, Go Games, 400 Treat Avenue, Suite F. Free.
9 p.m. — Every Thursday: 16th Street BART poetry Slam. Want to know what that’s like? Click here.
For more on the bar and theater scene check out SF Weekly’s listings.