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Are Changes to Formula Retail Illegal?

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Yesterday, the proposed changes to the formula retail provisions went to a vote with the SF Planning Commission. SF Weekly reports that the "Planning Commission passed two bits of would-be legislation along to the Board of Supervisors: One calling for the threshold to be raised to 20 outlets and one keeping it at 11." But the efforts could all be for naught because six former members of the Board of Supervisors (Class of 2000) have put forth a letter to the Planning Commission that calls into question the legality of changing the chain store threshold from 11 locations to 20, calling it "flatly contrary to Proposition G, and should be subject to voter approval." And so the plot thickens and the formula retail saga continues.
· Formula Retail: Six Former Supes Claim Planning Department Proposal Would Be Illegal [SF Weekly]
· Are Retail Landlords in San Francisco Holding Out for Chains? [Racked SF]