Newsom addresses issue of southeast parks 

It’s no surprise that the parks in the southeast section of The City scored the lowest in the City Controller’s report again, Mayor Gavin Newsom said during his year-end update on YouTube.

But he also said, “We just made some supervisorial changes out there, in terms of oversight, particularly in District 10, and we’re going to do some additional supplemental work with gardeners to really start improving our scores out there.’’

However, he didn’t mention specific actions.

The report in its fourth year concluded that more than 85 percent of parks scored a “B” or better after averaging scores from 14 categories ranging from landscape to recreational facilities, and the scores have been increasing.

“We’ve really stepped it up in the past few years on parks,’’ he said.

But the first eight of the 10 lowest-scoring open spaces were in districts that encompass Bayview-Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Ingleside and the Excelsior.

He also emphasized that two park bonds have enabled 167 capital improvement projects that have been completed or are still under way, and thanked park supporters.

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