At noon Tuesday, District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will be on the steps of City Hall where he is expected to make an announcement at noon regarding his run for sheriff.
The campaign is not talking about what the announcement will be, only saying that Mirkarimi “will be joined by supporters, and elected officials.” Read More
Hundreds of cafes, restaurants, bars and other small businesses could soon be in luck with a new San Francisco permit that would allow them to have live performances.Currently, if a cafe wants to have something like a solo guitar player perform, the cafe must obtain the same kind of entertainment permit that a nightclub would have to obtain, which costs $1,700 just to apply. Read More
Ordinarily, the Board of Supervisors meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. But call it an oversight, the full board will also meet Friday as well at 2 p.m. Expect the meeting to be about as exciting as question time with Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
The invitations are out and the RSVPs are already rolling in from San Francisco tech heavyweights who want to work with city officials to make The City a little friendlier to startup companies.
So far, technology firms and investors such as Yelp!, Twitter, Zynga Inc., salesforce.com, Riverbed Technology, Advent Software, DriverSide, Dorsey & Whitney, Artis Capital Management, and investors Kirk Dizon and Ron Conway have agreed to meet. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who advocates banning things like plastic bags, cat declawing and foie gras, wants to stop it. Supervisor David Chiu, the census-loving mayoral candidate, wants to form a committee to study it. And Supervisor Mark Farrell, the newbie with a venture capital background, wants to eliminate it altogether. I’m referring, of course, to San Francisco’s tax on stock options. Read More
City Hall is coming alive in an attempt to carve a slice out of San Francisco’s unique payroll tax – a piece that taxes employee stock options. Read More
Members of San Francisco’s Middle Eastern and Muslim communities turned out at City Hall Monday for a hearing on the San Francisco Police Department’s intelligence gathering operations, which they worry may be targeting those communities unfairly. Read More
Three members of the Board of Supervisors are attending the American Public Transportation Association conference in Washington, D.C., and will also make their best pitches for funding for key transportation projects. Supervisors David Campos, Ross Mirkarimi and Malia Cohen are in attendance and are expected to miss Tuesday’s board meeting. Read More
Two prominent elected officials seeking higher office have seemingly ridden around local gift rules to enjoy innovative electric-assist bicycles.
Both Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who is running for mayor, and District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who is running for sheriff, were provided with electric-assisted Trek mountain bikes by mountain bike guru Gary Fisher in July 2009. Read More
Supervisors will try to shine some sun on the police chief search this evening as a special meeting of the Public Safety Committee convenes at 6 p.m. Read More