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Farewell, Fennel!

Photos by Stephany Wilkes

Thanks to all who turned out for last weekend’s Greenway Clean Up, and thanks to Stephany Wilkes and Nicholas Dewar for keeping this project on track with grants, plans and clean ups.

Around a dozen Glen Parkers and another dozen from DPW’s Green Team braved the fennel forest in an effort to beat nature into submission to make way for the Greenway.

Stephany Wilkes says this is the third time we’ve worked with DPW crews. We’re starting to form very cooperative relationships with them, since now we know them from earlier clean-up days.

Neighbors gather, ready for the (fennel) kill

Halfway there!

The fruits of the labor

Take it away, DPW!

 

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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.

http://forms.sfplanning.org/fee_schedule_notification.pdf

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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:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-bonacker&pid=186361922

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