Little Bird (835 Geary), the cute newish café in the ‘Loin, wants to put out some sidewalk tables. The previous tenant in the same space had some, and so do several neighboring cafés. Now, lest anyone doubt that there are people out there so bored and angry with the world that they look for public notices to object to and public hearings to attend, enter one David Overdorf, Tenderloin resident. Overdorf caught the ire of the Chron’s resident curmudgeon Chuck Nevius for being just the kind of jerk who causes a small business like Little Bird months of difficulty and red tape for no good or rational reason.
Overdorf is already known to Planning and DPW for entering into other dustups, like a recent one over a mural on Polk Street, and this time he failed to appear at a public hearing about Little Bird at the Department of Public Works that he’d demanded occur. Now it’s just up to the head of the department to sign off on Little Bird’s permit. Then they can have sidewalk seating! Unless Overdorf decides to appeal.
Quoth Nevius, “Simple? In this town? What a joke. Welcome to the tyranny of the few.”