So here we are in Democratic San Francisco ... preparing to give a huge financialMm-hmm. Riiiight. But the screed expends plenty of ink explaining why this project shouldn't be considered on just the merits. Approving it, the Guardian warns, will lead to vast riches being devoted "to opposing health-care reform and
gift to a pair out out-of-town companies that share their wealth with
right-wing Republicans. Of course, it's no surprise that a real estate developer would support
Republican candidates -- and it's no surprise an insurance company would
be working against health care reform. And if the city granted or
denied building permits based on the politics of the applicant, there'd
be serious legal consequences (and there should be). These things ought
to be decided on the merits.
opposing abortion rights and electing right-wing Republicans." Hey, but city officials shouldn't deny a permit "based on the politics of the applicant," wink, wink.
The Guardian's histrionics tell us that no-growth lefties are worried about what the Planning Commission will do today.
The commission should stick to the land-use policy issues raised by the proposed condo tower -- period. Otherwise, as the Guardian itself suggests, those evil Republican developers would have the foundation for a lawsuit against the city.
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