San Francisco passes landscaping law

The continued quest by San Francisco officials to green the streets moved forward Tuesday with final passage of legislation that will require developers to use landscaping to beautify the city and keep excess rainwater out of the sewers.

The Green Landscaping Ordinance, which was proposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors, primarily will affect new development, but also will apply to owners who make significant alterations to their properties.

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