We got some good news from Gateway management this week: They’re re-evaluating the contract with the elevator vendor and hope to get a new vendor that will be more reliable.
As you all know, since the elevator controls were updated a few years ago, we’ve been plagued with intermittent yet ongoing outages. The plaza elevator was out of service for about three months this year, too, creating hardships for the mobility impaired and people using strollers.
Geri Koeppel, president of GGTA, sent an inquiry to Clarisse Tan, director of property management, asking if a new vendor was in the works, and got this reply:
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The Golden Gateway Tenants Association is strongly opposed to a bill, SB 384, that would allow California cities to permit alcohol sales until 4 a.m.
Sen. Scott Wiener introduced this legislation, and it passed handily—27 to 9 with four not voting—in the Senate on May 31. GGTA and many other neighborhood and grass-roots groups are opposed to this bill, while several business and industry groups support it. Mayor Ed Lee is on record supporting it, so if it passes the Assembly and is signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, we’re sure that San Francisco will eagerly embrace the opportunity to keep bars and nightclubs open later.
Why is this a problem?
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