In the June 3 primary election, San Franciscan have to opportunity to enforce our existing height limit on the waterfront by imposing a requirement for a popular vote on any megaproject that seeks to break it.
It is generally understood that we'll approve this overwhelmingly. We like our waterfront as it is, a place where we can see the water. Both the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco Giants have seen the handwriting on the wall and are scaling back proposals that might have led to "Trump-like towers." Good, we don't like Donald Trump much here either.
But all of this may not matter as much as we think when we contemplate the amount of sea level rise that climate science says is already underway. From Climate Central, here's a map of what the city's periphery is likely to look like by 2100. Bye-bye Mission Bay?