by Geri Koeppel
A new proxy war has emerged between opponents and proponents of certain housing developments along the waterfront. This time, it concerns the focus of the Sierra Club’s San Francisco group.
Pro-development activists have been pushing to enroll a number of more like-minded members to the chapter, then have those supporters elect Sierra Club leaders who will support more high-density housing. They’re irked that the Sierra Club opposed the 8 Washington condo project on the Embarcadero and the 75 Howard and 160 Folsom condos in SoMa, and believe the club’s positions stifle growth and thus drive up housing prices.