August 2014 e-news: Good news on acquisitions

On July 15, the Board of Supervisors adopted the final draft of the Recreation and Open Space Element (ROSE) of the City's General Plan. The much-needed update includes new priority acquisition areas, local biodiversity in natural areas, and innovations like living alleys, POPOS (privately owned public open spaces), and parklets, as well as a plan to connect existing open spaces through the Green Connections project.  Last month the Board of Supervisors also approved the City purchase of Francisco Reservoir, 900 Innes Avenue, and Schlage Lock, seizing an historic opportunity to add significant open space to some of San Francisco's most densely populated and fastest-growing neighborhoods, setting aside land for public enjoyment now as the city grows. 

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