San Francisco’s mobile food movement pleases palates with curbside delicacies such as Naughty Naan and Kalua pork sliders. But the craze frustrates the owners of stationary restaurants who are forced to watch their customers wooed away by businesses that don’t pay rent.
Pressure has been mounting for The City to intervene. Read More
Word of advice to the future shoppers of San Francisco: Bring your own bag — and not just for groceries. Under new proposed legislation, all bags from all retail operations in The City would cost an extra dime each, and 25 cents by mid-2014. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the legislation’s sponsor, wants all stores to fall in line with the existing ban on noncompostable plastic bags, currently applied only to big grocery stores and chain pharmacies. Read More
Losing candidates, nonprofit leaders and other political figures are lining up for a chance to serve on an influential task force that could change the political bent of San Francisco’s supervisorial districts.Today, Elections Commission Director John Arntz is expected to officially announce that The City’s 11 supervisorial districts will need to be redrawn based on the results of the 2010 census. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office again called on the U.S. Supreme Court to drop a case regarding San Francisco’s employer-mandated health care law.
The brief claims that because there’s now a national health care reform bill, local initiatives such as Healthy San Francisco are not expected to be initiated across the nation and therefore should not be a case taken up by the nation’s highest court. Read More
San Francisco might not even bother filing a response to acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Kumar Katyal’s decision Friday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to deny reviewing the pending legal challenge to The City’s universal health care program, Healthy San Francisco. Read More