Ryan Gilbert is no stranger to taking a tech startup from its infancy to its big payday. After selling his Oakland-based online-payment company, PropertyBridge, for $28 million, he decided to try it again, this time in San Francisco.“When I was running the company in Oakland, I was always hearing how I should go to San Francisco,” Gilbert said. “That’s where all the talent is.” Read More
San Francisco’s best shot to prevent Twitter from migrating south faces a key vote Wednesday on whether to give the microblogging service a six-year tax break.
The growing San Francisco-based company has explored a move to Brisbane, where its business costs would be lower. San Francisco has a 1.5 percent payroll tax whereas Brisbane does not have one. Read More
A June ballot measure that would allow Mayor Ed Lee to return to his post as city administer after his interim term ends was resubmitted late Friday afternoon after it was quietly withdrawn Tuesday. Read More
The infamous Jack Davis birthday bash of 1997 continues to haunt those who attended.
Former Assistant District Attorney Paul Kelly, who now runs his own law firm, was appointed by former Mayor Gavin Newsom to serve on the San Francisco Relocation Appeals Board just days before Newsom left for his new job in Sacramento. The little-known city board helps families who may be displaced. Read More
When the San Francisco Drug Users Union was created early last year, no one knew exactly what to expect. Would it collect dues? Picket drug-free zones? Field a softball team to play against the Erotic Service Providers Union?
In the past few months, some of our questions have been answered, as the union has launched a website and is making its presence known throughout The City. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is hoping Twitter officials will respond positively within the next month to a tax-break proposal to lure the company to The City’s “edgy” mid-Market area, he told the San Francisco Examiner Wednesday. Read More
About a month after reports that San Francisco-based Twitter was exploring a move to Brisbane, city officials on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give the company a significant tax break. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim at City Hall this afternoon to announce a plan that would offer tax exemptions to Twitter Inc. and other companies to the city's Mid-Market neighborhood.The microblogging company, currently located in the South of Market neighborhood, would be exempt from payroll taxes for new employees for six years if it moved on or near Market Street between Fifth and 10th streets. Read More
Fearing voters will not support giving politicians a huge pay increase, advocates of a proposed ballot measure are ditching a plan to compensate members of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education with a full-time salary and pension.
Instead, proponents are floating a scaled-back version of the ballot measure that will still increase pay for school board members, but not by as much as originally planned. Read More
The sale of the city-owned 909 Tennessee St. property hit a snag when the winning bidder just backed out of the deal. But The City is rebidding the sale and expects to sell it for at least $1.3 million.On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee held a hearing on the land deal and found out the sale hit a snag. But that didn’t stop members of the board to debate what should happen with this unexpected revenue during a tough budget year. Read More