They’re asking San Franciscans for their votes, but how often have the nine mayoral candidates gone to the polls themselves?
The San Francisco Examiner broke down the voting history of the mayoral hopefuls, plus interim Mayor Ed Lee, and found that venture capitalist Joanna Rees missed the most city elections and several public officials failed to make it to the polls every election. Read More
San Francisco’s War Memorial Veterans Building, home to the Herbst Theatre, is seismically unsound and a historical landmark. The long ailing building is in store from some relief if the Board of Supervisors approves a plan introduced Tuesday by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Mayor Ed Lee to borrow $170 million to pay for building repairs. The money would come from the issuance of certificates of participation, a debt tool where city assets are put up to back the loan. Read More
With Wednesday’s budget unveiling there was a lot of talk about how Mayor Ed Lee and supervisors got along so well. Along with all the lovey-dovey sentiment, there were also some rather negative public statements toward Mayor Gavin Newsom’s handling of previous budgets. Read More
Those days of seeing a stack of Yellow Pages near the entryway of an apartment building in San Francisco are near an end.
The Board of Supervisors approved -- in a second and final vote -- Tuesday legislation introduced by board president David Chiu that bans the delivery of Yellow Pages to anyone, unless they say they want them. It’s an opt-in program. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee surprised, even shocked, members of the Board of Supervisors and reporters when he opened up his remarks Tuesday about a proposed $248 million road repair bond he is introducing for the November ballot. Read More
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is taking sides on two dueling pieces of legislation that address The City’s business tax on employee stock options. Read More
Sunday Streets in the Mission district over the weekend was brimming with voters, and that wasn’t lost on at least two mayoral candidates.Supervisors David Chiu and John Avalos were out in force in the progressive-leaning district, as was Mayor Ed Lee himself, who isn’t running for mayor. At least, that’s what he says. Read More
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will again consider legislation that would reduce the number of Yellow Pages phone books delivered in The City.The ordinance, proposed in February by board president David Chiu, would create a three-year pilot program in which distributors of the Yellow Pages would have to ask businesses and residents if they would like a copy of the phone books before leaving them on doorsteps. Read More
Nine mayoral candidates put their records on the line Thursday night at a University of San Francisco forum that offered the first real chance in a long election season to differentiate themselves from the pack. Read More
A proposal to eliminate payroll taxes on stock options is changing dramatically following a report that estimates that San Francisco would lose between $500,000 and $750,000 a year if the tax is eliminated. Read More