The City remains at risk of being sued over its public financing program after a proposal to make it comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling was rejected Tuesday.Despite facing a legal bill that would be footed by taxpayers, the Board of Supervisors failed to pass legislation that would prevent San Francisco from being sued over its public financing program, which provides matching funds to candidates running for supervisor or mayor. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee, Muni executive director Ed Reiskin, and Supervisor Jane Kim will be among several city officials participating in Walk to School Day on Oct. 5.Overall, 44 city schools will take part in Walk to School Day, an international event aimed at drawing awareness to pedestrian needs and goals. Lee, Kim and Reiskin will all walk to the event’s featured school, Marshall Elementary, in the Mission district. Read More
Commuting to work in downtown San Francisco on a bike has its drawbacks — figuring out where to lock it up, and risking whether it will be stolen or vandalized.
As bicycling becomes more popular, so does the importance of bike accommodations.
As soon as January, San Francisco’s downtown building owners could be required to allow employees to bring their bicycles into offices, or provide secure storage onsite or within 750 feet of a building. Read More
San Francisco’s public financing program could turn into a scaled back version, but the Board of Supervisors postponed a vote Tuesday on doing just that.Supporters of scaling back the program say San Francisco has no choice after a June Supreme Court ruling struck down Arizona's public financing program. And if The City doesn’t make the change it would be sued which would then waste hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money on a case it can’t win. Read More
A deal Mayor Ed Lee struck with police and fire unions was not embraced Wednesday by two members of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, who expressed concerns about the cost to The City and why these public safety unions should enjoy protections from Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Proposition D pension measure while the other city labor unions would not. Read More
As the nine-member task force gets to work on redrawing the boundaries that make up the 11 districts represented by members of the Board of Supervisors, it has received some pretty clear legal guidance from the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
A couple of “virgins” from City Hall will go forth into the desert next week for their first Burning Man experience — and yes, they have scored coveted tickets.
Supervisors Jane Kim and David Chiu will be flown by private jet to the Nevada desert and stay for just 24 hours at the weeklong festival. And neither has a clue what they will be donning for the costume-clad party. Read More
An 8,000-sqaure foot Mission warehouse could soon be a thriving bowling alley and restaurant judging by the warm reception from the Small Business Commission Monday.The commissioner recommended approval of legislation that would permit the sale of alcohol in the bowling alley. Read More
Supervisor Jane Kim campaigned for a mayoral candidate Tuesday — but not her old roommate David Chiu, the Board of Supervisors president who stuck out his neck to support her election.
Her support for interim Mayor Ed Lee raised questions about Kim’s loyalty to Chiu, who defied allies by supporting her instead of progressive Debra Walker. But Kim said she hasn’t forgotten Chiu — she can endorse three candidates under ranked-choice voting. Read More
Amid a tense political fight, a proposal to close a loophole in San Francisco’s groundbreaking universal health care ordinance was killed Tuesday. Read More