The cost of campaigning — for themselves or others — could increase for San Francisco mayors.
City officials would have to pay out of their own pockets for police protection if they travel outside The City and engage in campaign-related activity, under legislation headed to the Board of Supervisors. Read More
On Thursday, District 5 supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and the rest of the Board of Supervisors Government Audit and Oversight Committee will discuss plans to take over ownership of the shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard from the Navy. The committee will also discuss a resolution urging the Navy to reinstate an advisory board of local residents to educate the community about the cleanup process. Read More
San Francisco has become the first major city in the nation to outlaw the declawing of cats.
Some pet owners declaw their felines to protect themselves, or their furniture, from scratches. But pet advocates condemn the practice as animal cruelty.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to enact a ban on the declawing of cats. Supervisors Sean Elsbernd and Michela Alioto-Pier voted against the legislation. Read More
Public Defender Jeff Adachi fought budget cuts to his office harder than most anyone else this budget season — and he’s still at it, claiming that his office has been unable to rehire a number of positions that have recently become vacant.
The Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee approved on Monday legislation that would make it illegal to declaw cats in San Francisco. The full board is expected to vote to approve the ban next Tuesday, Nov. 3. Read More
District 5 supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's legislation to ban the declawing of cats will be voted on today by the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee. The legislation says declawing has serious, adverse impacts on cats. If the ban is approved, those who do the declawing and anyone approving of the declawing, such as the owner, could face up to six months in jail or a fine of up to $1,000. Read More
City and school officials have pursued numerous approaches to encourage students and parents to curb truancy, but some leaders say San Francisco needs to do more to just pick loitering minors up off the streets and return them to school.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is pushing the San Francisco Unified School District, police and other agencies to step up enforcement of truancy laws, he told The Examiner on Monday. Read More