The amount that elected officials will have their pay cut is up for discussion Monday.
According to the City Charter, when rank-and-file workers take reductions in salaries, the elected officials in San Francisco must as well. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom and his 79-person entourage begin a week in China to honor the 30th anniversary of San Francisco’s Sister City relationship with Shanghai.
On Friday at the World Expo, some of the Bay Area’s top green initiatives and sustainability programs will be part of an exhibit. The items in the exhibit were selected by Bay Area companies. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom weighed in on a charter amendment proposal that would weaken his appointment process to the Recreation and Park Commission, saying the initiative “lacks a compelling rationale for reform.” Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom and other Bay Area politicians praised the employment practices of United Airlines, which vowed to keep its employees in the region despite the company’s recent merger with Continental. Read More
Sellers of cell phones in San Francisco will now be required to disclose radiation levels the devices emit.
As the debate continues about whether cell phone use poses health risks, Mayor Gavin Newsom said consumers have the right to know the radiation levels of the devices they use. Read More
A vote on Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $39 million bond measure for the November ballot was postponed by the Board of Supervisors in a 7-4 vote Tuesday until June 29. The bond is meant to help certain buildings pay for seismic upgrades. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legislation that would require retailers to notify consumers of cell phone radiation levels will go before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
It was supposed to be heard last week, but was postponed. San Francisco would become the first city in the world to require such labeling in stores, under Newsom’s legislation. Read More
Police could be given another tool to deal with unacceptable behavior, under a November ballot measure Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce today on sit-lie legislation at the Board of Supervisors meeting, spokesman Tony Winnicker said.
The measure will restrict sitting or lying on sidewalks citywide from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and provide access to social services for those who need it. Read More
The Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee meets Wednesday to begin deliberations over Mayor Gavin Newsom’s proposed $6.5 billion budget for the fiscal year, which begins July 1. The meetings, led by committee chair Supervisor John Avalos, are scheduled to continue until June 30, when a vote to send the revised budget to the full board for approval is expected. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom closed a deficit without tax hikes, but that didn’t stop other elected officials from proposing tax measures for the November ballot.
On Tuesday, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced a ballot measure that would change how San Francisco taxes businesses and generate more than $30 million in revenue. Other tax measures introduced included an increase on the tax paid when a property is sold and a 10 percent parking tax increase. Read More