controversial gardens to replace recycling

“Nothing lasts forever, even in San Francisco, the city where you can’t sharpen a pencil without conducting an environmental impact report.

For decades, the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center has [provided] recycling services and native plants to the locals.

But times are changing. San Francisco now has curbside recycling pickup, and the city is ready to shutter old HANC. After 36 years, the Recreation and Park commission unanimously voted to hand it an eviction notice this week.”

via Controversial Gardens to Replace Obsolete Recycling Center | NBC Bay Area.


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I'm a landscape historian and professor emeritus of landscape architecture, UC Davis. I live in San Francisco.
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1 Response to controversial gardens to replace recycling

  1. milliontrees says:

    I watched a couple of hours of the public speakers at this Commission hearing yesterday on, but didn’t make it to the end. Thanks for the news that the Commission bit this unsavory bullet.

    I hadn’t watched or attended a Commission hearing since Mark Buell took the President’s seat. I was very impressed with the quality of his leadership. In the many hearings I attended during several different presidencies, I had not seen such interactive leadership. President Buell tried to answer some of the straight-forward questions that were asked by speakers. That is unprecedented, in my experience. When he interacted with speakers, he demonstrated detailed knowledge of the projects being discussed. He didn’t cut speakers off mid-sentence when their time expired. He treated everyone, including the staff with great respect. Well done, President Buell, and thank you for your leadership.

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