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About Bonnee Waldstein

Reporter, Glen Park News, San Francisco, CA

The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project Has Exciting News!

by Evelyn Rose, Founder and Chair, Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project

Check out our latest updates at:
The Glen Park Neighborhoods History Project now has tax-exempt status as an affiliate with Independent Arts & Media! Update on placing the plaque for California Historical Landmark No. 1002 to commemorate the first dynamite factory in the United States, Giant Powder Company, personally licensed by Alfred Nobel Our recent research and publications A jam-packed season of Fall Events Other important links As always, thank you for supporting our neighborhoods’ histories!

Twitter: @GlenParkHistory


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Planning Department Publishes New Fees

By Bonnee Waldstein

Effective September 1, the Planning Department will be updating its fees. They say the changes are needed to compensate the department for the cost of processing applications for which they are responsible.

They begin by explaining how the new fees have been determined. Math majors will be in heaven.

The myriad of applications for permits and reviews covers such things as building permits, environmental reviews, historic and preservation reviews and applications, variances, hearing fees for large projects, and — of course, miscellaneous fees — a potpourri of items ranging from $39 to $25,504.

Previous fees are not presented for comparison. Perhaps it’s safe to assume the new fees are higher?  Just a hunch.

Comments on this post are welcome. Questions should be directed to the Planning Department.   Please.

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Obituary of Bruce Bonacker Appears in SF Chronicle

Bruce V.A. Bonacker, architect, historic preservation activist, and former president of the Glen Park Association, passed away on August 3.

Michael Rice, also past president of the GPA, notes that over the last twenty years, the Chronicle has published at least twelve stories featuring Bonacker and his varied activities.

Rice posted a remembrance of his friend on this GPA website on
August 7.

Read the Chronicle obituary here:

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