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Tue, Jun 7, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Treasure Island Plan


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Noah Berger/AFP/Getty
Noah Berger/AFP/Getty

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors votes today on a proposal to redevelop Treasure Island, a former naval base, into an environmentally friendly mini-city. The plan includes 8,000 new housing units, 200 acres of parks and open space including an organic farm and a wind farm. But critics say the plan doesn't fully consider the potential for flooding and liquefaction on the island or the impact that 19,000 new residents will have on Bay Bridge traffic.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Aaron Peskin, chair of the San Francisco Democratic Party and former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Sherry Williams, executive director of the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative
  • Will Kane, reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle

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