“It sounds absurd, but the definition of a meal – and whether two or three appetizers count as one – is at the core of a 318-page proposal by Supervisor Aaron Peskin. The idea isn’t to argue the semantics of food, but to find a way to keep North Beach from being overrun by new bars and restaurants. The complex legislation would allow a restaurant or bar to replace one that’s closed. But it would prevent new ones from moving into now-empty storefronts.”
North Beach planning effort hinges on a meal [SFGate]

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  1. Posted by Jimmy (Bitter Renter)

    Speechless. But a little peckish. Maybe its time for breakfast? If that’s still allowed in Commie-SF….

  2. Posted by gh

    Great idea to restrict uses and let all the storefronts go vacant. It will make Columbus Ave. look great. God forbid a clean, successful restaurant generating tax revenue for the City and foot traffic for other retailers.

  3. Posted by Dave

    Welcome to Disneyland! Sorry we’ve let the place get a bit shabby, but we’re still going to ensure that we have exactly the right mix of shops, restaurants, and boarded-up storefronts!

  4. Posted by sf

    This makes perfect sense!

  5. Posted by San FronziScheme

    Yeah, but I understand where he’s coming from. You have 2 lines in NB:
    - One is the shopping cart line you find in all of SF once the slope goes over 5%.
    - Another is the Sunday Morning barf line. Usually under 15% slopes. You’re welcome with a Pizza meets Beer meets Liquor dried contraption.

  6. Posted by Dennis

    I’m supporting Lynn Jefferson for Supervisor in District 3 precisely because she thinks is terrible legislation:
    http://enoughwiththeplywood.blogspot.com/2008/09/beware-of-legislation-bringing-glad.html

  7. Posted by ex SF-er

    why let citizens decide anything?
    I think we should just legislate everything
    SF can turn into a SUPER-HOA!!! hooray!
    I mean, we can choose for each neighborhood approved colors, approved styles, approved businesses, approved renovations, everything
    I think we should dip San Francisco in a big bag of wax, and preserve it just like it is for all time! Then it will be perfect, just like it was in 1967! hooray!

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