Jul. 28th, 2010
San Francisco supervisors ended more than a decade of hope and controversy Tuesday when they overwhelmingly approved a project to transform the abandoned Hunters Point Naval Shipyard into a new waterfront community of homes, businesses and green technology. The 10-1 vote, with only Supervisor Chris Daly dissenting, was a joyous moment for Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, who has spent most of her 10 years on the board pushing to build the community support and political backing needed to move the redevelopment project forward. Early in the meeting, Maxwell called on the board to quickly approve the plan, which she said would reinvigorate the city's long-neglected southeast section, which she represents.