One thing about city government is that it runs through piles upon piles of paper: meeting agendas, communications, and never ending amounts of reports, from audits to environmental reviews.But Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is saying that in the age of technology perhaps less paper has to be used. Read More
San Francisco is about to complete a strategy for dealing with sea level rise during the next century.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has requested the city attorney draft legislation to establish an inter-agency task force to create a Sea Level Rise Adaptation Policy. Read More
Convicted criminals are about to get more second chances.San Francisco is about to launch two new courtroom initiatives that help people on parole and probation get reacquainted with life on the outside. The programs are funded through federal stimulus grants totaling almost $2 million. Read More
Board of Supervisors members are partying more than ever at City Hall in their offices, which is causing problems for building management.
Some supervisors, such as Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, hold what are known as art parties in their offices on a regular basis. Supervisor Chris Daly once even tended bar in his office as a fundraiser. Read More
Supervisor John Avalos is keeping the fight alive on his legislation that would impose an alcohol fee on wholesalers.
On Tuesday, Avalos requested that the Board of Supervisors postpone voting on whether to override Mayor Gavin Newsom’s veto of the legislation, which the board passed last week in a 6-3 vote. Read More
We can only imagine just how productive some of our supervisors would be if they didn’t spend so much time wasting other people’s time.Take, for example, the fate of the largest development in San Francisco’s recent history, which, thankfully, was approved by our legislative leaders this week — after hours of tireless attempts to kill it. Read More
As members of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom struck a budget deal late Tuesday night, the board also voted to reject two politically charged charter amendments proposed for the Nov. 2 ballot that the mayor has blasted.
And it sounded as if a third won’t end up on the ballot either. Read More
Voters will have the opportunity this fall to require that the mayor show up during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting every month to talk about city business.
The charter amendment that would require the mayor “to appear personally at one regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with the members of the Board” lost at the polls in November 2007. Read More
San Francisco’s politicos were all smiles Wednesday morning during the ground breaking ceremony of the second major construction project on the $1 billion Doyle Drive rebuild.
They were thrilled to see the seismically unstable stretch of road get some attention, and also because, well, they got a city and county budget passed — finally. Read More
A meeting Wednesday may reveal the next steps for Target following rumors the major retailer could rent the vacant Mervyn’s building on Geary Boulevard or open up shop at the Metreon downtown.
The community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of what used to be the Mervyn’s building at 2675 Geary Boulevard. Read More