Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would give preferences to more socially responsible companies for bids on city contracts. Chiu said it was important to send the message to these types of businesses that “we are open for business.”
A new cruise ship terminal in San Francisco – spurred by investment from the America’s Cup yacht race coming to The City over the next two years -- will be dedicated by Mayor Ed Lee Tuesday at 10 a.m.The new terminal at Pier 27 will be partially remade before the race events and finished completely in 2014, according to the Mayor’s Office. Christine Falvey, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said the new terminal is hoped to bring in more ships and more tourists.
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi wrapped up interviewing 17 applicants from within the Sheriff’s Department last week for the No. 2 position in the office and is expected to make his selection “this week,” according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Susan Fahey.
The City’s seemingly endless homeless issue will come closer to an end, Mayor Ed Lee said Friday as he announced the appointment of former Supervisor Bevan Dufty to a new position overseeing poverty in San Francisco.
Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty is expected to be appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to a position that will focus on creating housing opportunities for the homeless and work directly with social service organizations in The City. Dufty ran for mayor against Lee in November, but he set himself apart from the crowded field of candidates by welcoming the mayor to the race when others were hostile toward Lee.
Buoyed by strong ridership figures and growing revenue from sales tax figures, BART posted a solid financial report for the first quarter of this fiscal year.The regional rail operator carried an average of 363,539 passengers each day, a total that was 6 percent more than projected for the first quarter — which covered July through September of 2011.
Supervisor Jane Kim roughed it with San Francisco’s homeless population last Wednesday by spending the night in a Tenderloin shelter on Polk and Geary streets and found “incredible love.”Kim has made improving San Francisco’s homeless shelter system one of her focuses as the District 6 Supervisor, which includes the South of Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods, where most of The City’s shelters are located.
Anyone trying to catch a cab on a Friday night or during morning commute hours can tell you San Francisco’s taxi industry has its shortcomings – the waits are seemingly endless. And if you want to see a cab driver get angry, just bring up the idea of adding more cabs to improve service.