Plans to build upward of 20,000 new homes in San Francisco got a big jump-start this week, as sources said that homebuilder Lennar has come to a basic agreement with the government-owned China Development Bank on a $1.7 billion loan for major construction at Hunters Point and Treasure Island. Read More
While Mayor Ed Lee says he is unhappy with his supervisorial appointee Christina Olague for voting to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, he has not withdrawn his endorsement of her bid to be elected to a full term as District 5 supervisor.
His powerful friends, however, are speaking out. Read More
San Francisco’s landmark universal health care program was amended by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday despite strong opposition from the business community, and now the focus is on whether Mayor Ed Lee will cast his first veto since coming into office nine months ago. Read More
Money is starting to flow to help persuade voters in the Board of Supervisors’ races in November.
A labor union group and a pro-development group are among the first of the private interest groups funneling money into local supervisorial races by paying for political advertisements that have started to fill up mailboxes and hang on entryway door knobs. Read More