The political fight that erupted over San Francisco’s Care Not Cash homeless program has ended after its would-be reformers backed down following a compromise that will change The City’s shelter system.
Details of the compromise were released Thursday in a statement from Mayor Ed Lee, who thanked supervisors Jane Kim, Ross Mirkarimi and Eric Mar for withdrawing their proposed reform measure from the November ballot. Read More
The nine-member panel determining the future of San Francisco’s political districts has been rounded out with the latest appointees to the Redistricting Task Force announced by Mayor Ed Lee on Friday. Read More
Bowling and boozing — two inherently related activities — are the subject of city legislation designed to clear the way for a proposed new six-lane alley and bar-restaurant in the Mission district.
Supervisors Jane Kim and Scott Wiener want to tweak the planning code to make way for the new locally owned business, which wouldn’t otherwise be allowed because past problems with the area’s drinking culture prompted restrictions on new liquor licenses. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee and others were quick to blast a proposal that would alter former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care not Cash. Read More
Supervisor Scott Wiener’s “good government” charter amendment had generated a lot of concern but it now seems like a few changes will ensure its placement on the Nov. 8 ballot. The measure, after changes were made based on public comment, would allow the Board of Supervisors to amend or repeal measures placed on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors or mayor beginning in 2012. Read More
The next time you hear cries about transparency in government in San Francisco, you may want to see if the shouts are coming from behind opaque glass.
A city known for its laborious political process — where any decisions are subject to myriad public hearings, debates and community courting — this week became the home of the backdoor stunt, whereby three major policy initiatives were snuck onto the November ballot by our most left-leaning supervisors without any discussion. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee wants five supervisors to back off a ballot measure that would eliminate shelter beds as a Care Not Cash benefit, which he said would dismantle the award winning program that helps fight homelessness. Read More
A battle over former Mayor Gavin Newsom’s legacy homeless program Care Not Cash erupted Tuesday when five progressive supervisors placed on the ballot a measure that Mayor Ed Lee said would "dismantle" it. Read More
It wasn’t a unanimous vote, but L. Julius Turman cleared the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee Thursday and is poised to become San Francisco’s newest member on the Police Commission. Read More
Affordable housing targets for the proposed massive redevelopment of Treasure Island could be reignited if Supervisor Jane Kim and state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano can change a state financing law. Read More