In Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors debate over the personal use of furniture, some supervisors took up hours for their own personal use. Read More
A $26,000 gift of office furnishings received by District Attorney George Gascón was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, but not without some questions about whether it was good practice and even if the proper disclosure form was filed.
Last week, Gascón said he had requested help with obtaining furnishings. Donations rolled in, beginning with a $9,999 gift from Ron Conway, the Silicon Valley angel investor guiding San Francisco’s current tech boom. Read More
➤ “Speed key to Muni transit vision,” Local News, TuesdayMuni has solutions right in front themWill Reisman’s story implies that reducing Muni travel times is some kind of extraordinary goal and something “For the agency to strive for over the next 50 years.” This is completely ludicrous. Why does Muni need half a century to fix this problem? Read More
I’m definitely in favor of abortion rights, but I understand that abortion is a complicated subject over which reasonable minds can differ. However, there were few, if any, reasonable minds at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting commenting on a recent abortion-related law. Read More
The conversation surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco has wound its way in recent years from “should we?” to “where should we?” to “how much should we?” Now, the discussion is headed back to “where should we?”
The Board of Supervisors needs to formally reopen the topic of where dispensaries can open up in The City and serve their patients to make sure city zoning regulations do not overload the neighborhoods to which they are currently restricted. Read More
Tens of thousands of San Franciscans are living in under-the-radar apartments that are hidden from census takers, a new report indicates.
About 33 percent of single-family homes in the Excelsior district contain secondary rental spaces commonly known as “in-law” units, according to a survey conducted by the Asian Law Caucus. Read More
San Francisco will consider allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to open in more locations following controversy over one city supervisor’s proposal to make it even harder for such businesses to locate in the Outer Mission neighborhood. Read More
Trips to the Middle East — and Midwest — gave The City’s legislative branch a break from business as usual this week, and more elected officials are scheduled to go abroad later this month. Read More
City officials on Wednesday attempted to tamp down a “big problem” between a labor union and the Recreation and Park Department over a gardener apprentice program.
The conflict was evident during a Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee hearing. Even though Rec and Park chief Phil Ginsburg said he is fully committed to the program, the union representing gardeners, Laborers International Union of North America Local 261, called that into question. Read More
Local-hire law supporters such as Mayor Ed Lee and the law’s author, Supervisor John Avalos, have celebrated its success, but the real test is yet to come.
San Francisco’s groundbreaking ordinance could change as a result of an ongoing review of how the requirements have impacted the construction industry during its first two years. Read More