Playoff football fever is spreading — and mayors are not immune. On Thursday, Mayor Ed Lee announced the terms of a friendly wager he has made with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over Saturday’s bout between the 49ers and Saints.
Two months after Supervisor Eric Mar's legislation banning happy meals from McDonald's and other fast food chains went into effect, the Richmond district representative admitted he likes fast food.During Tuesday’s entertainment commission meeting, Mar addressed the commission on a request for a Jack in the Box on Geary Boulevard to operate extended hours between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., Mar testified saying he enjoys the fast food chain’s tacos.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced new committee assignments Tuesday, which is done annually in January. Budget & Finance Carmen Chu, chair John Avalos, vice chair Jane Kim Malia Cohen Scott Wiener Government Audit and Oversight Mark Farrell, chair Sean Elsbernd, vice chair David Chiu
A day after Christina Olague was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to serve as the District 5 supervisor, she voted against the mayor’s veto on Sharp Park legislation that would have set stage for closing down that park’s golf course and transform it into open space while protecting the endangered species red-legged frogs and San Francisco garter snakes.
Mayor Ed Lee will be announcing his pick this morning to replace former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi in San Francisco’s District 5. Mirkarimi was sworn in as sheriff over the weekend, officially vacating his supervisor seat.
“What’s the rush? He’s got until Tuesday,” said a friend who works at City Hall. It was Thursday and I had been pestering him to give up the identity of the mayor’s appointment to the vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors for District 5.
Former District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was sworn in as Sheriff yesterday, so the seat is officially empty.
The police investigation into an alleged domestic violence incident involving San Francisco Sheriff-elect Ross Mirkarimi is ongoing, according to District Attorney George Gascón, who said Friday that “the case has not been presented to us.”
Nearly $15 million for Muni’s new central communications system could be allocated next week.
The funding would pay for a new public address and electronic display signs at Muni stations, an uninterruptible power supply system and an emergency alarm program.
San Francisco residents will get a chance to weigh in Thursday on the Plan Bay Area, a study to determine the region’s long-term housing and transportation policies.
Overseen by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Plan Bay Area contains several different transit and housing scenarios for the year 2040. The MTC is now conducting its second series of community meetings to gather feedback from residents on what outlook would be their preferred choice.
The Sierra Mountains may be low on snow this winter, but San Francisco’s Sierra water source is far from running dry.
The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the utility system’s primary source of drinking water, is at 85 percent of its capacity, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Tuesday, the California Department of Water Resources announced that the January snowpack for the Sierra Nevada is lower than it has been in decades, at just 19 percent.