Category: Politics

SF tweaks density bonus program to boost affordable housing development

To encourage more developers to use San Francisco’s one-year-old program that allows denser development in exchange for increased affordable housing…

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Peskin expands SF rideshare tax to include self-driving vehicle companies, e-commerce websites

A gross receipts tax on so-called “rideshares” in San Francisco for this November’s ballot — including Uber and Lyft —…

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Shipyard residents call radioactivity scan launched by state health department ‘inadequate’

A state Department of Public Health effort to scan a residential development at the Hunters Point Shipyard for signs of…

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Supervisors back Chinatown pot ban despite Planning Commission objections

The Planning Commission is not high on the idea, but a ban on marijuana businesses in Chinatown is poised for…

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City begins registering non-citizens for Board of Education elections

For the first time in California, non-citizens can vote after The San Francisco Department of elections on Monday issued registration…

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New measure could ban plastic straws, foodware in San Francisco

Plastic straws and other disposable items may soon no longer be on the menu in San Francisco restaurants if a…

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Breed appoints former aide, Lower Haight activist Vallie Brown as District 5 supervisor

Mayor London Breed appointed Vallie Brown Monday as her successor to the District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors…

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Police Commission seeks final say on SFPD reforms under state review

Months after the California Department of Justice stepped in to oversee police reform in San Francisco, the local Police Commission…

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