The Warriors may have forged a deal with Mayor Ed Lee for a new, privately financed arena along The City’s waterfront, but the team still faces the thorny city approval process and neighbors with many questions about a project initially presented as a foregone conclusion. Read More
Last week, the Board of Supervisors considered three Planning Commission appointments: Cindy Wu from the Chinatown Community Development Center; Richard Hillis, former deputy director of the Office of Economic Workforce Development; and three-term commissioner and dentist Michael Antonini. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s re-appointment of Michael Antonini to another four years on the Planning Commission hit a roadblock Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors postponed its decision after heated debate.
It takes six votes to reject a mayoral appointee, and Antonini’s fate now appears to rest with the swing vote of Supervisor Malia Cohen. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office argued on Thursday that Mayor Ed Lee’s alleged perjury is irrelevant to the official misconduct hearing against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.Lee set removal proceedings in motion in March by suspending Mirkarimi without pay because he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge involving his wife. But defense attorneys say the mayor might have lied during his June 29 testimony before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
It took until about 5 in the morning, but spending changes in Mayor Ed Lee’s two-year budget were finally agreed upon Friday.
Pay raises for nonprofit workers, $1.2 million for a third legislative aide for members of the Board of Supervisors and $2 million for additional homeless services were among the changes. Read More
Lisa Willson and her partner, both emergency medical technicians, know firsthand how important it is for children to learn how to swim when they live in a city surrounded by water.
“We both see more than we want to, near-drownings mostly,” said Willson, whose son, Zachary, is 5. “It’s hard, especially with children.”
Click on the image to the right to see more information about the pool situation in San Francisco. Read More
San Francisco supervisors expressed unanimous support Tuesday for negotiations between the Golden State Warriors and city officials for a waterfront arena already being touted as the “envy of the world.”
The Board of Supervisors voted to waive The City’s competitive bidding requirements for the development of Piers 30-32 and bless the negotiations between the basketball franchise and The City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, which will act as the lead negotiator. Read More
A city supervisor attempted to summon the spirit of Harvey Milk using a Ouija board Tuesday after uncertainty escalated over whether to support the naming of a Navy ship after the famous gay-rights advocate. Read More
Legislation enshrining limits to the Police Department’s engagement with federal anti-terrorism activities was hailed Wednesday by city officials, police and members of the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities as a victory against racial profiling and for transparency. Read More
Police Chief Greg Suhr said Tuesday he wants the mayor to veto legislation that would open up to public scrutiny the department’s working relationship with the FBI’s counterterrorism unit.Suhr said the bill, passed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, would jeopardize the Police Department’s presence “in the room” of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, which provides valuable crime-fighting information.“We do not support it,” Suhr said. Read More