The Board of Supervisors is one step closer to turning the phrase “down on the farm” on its ear.
“Urban agriculture” legislation sponsored by Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu would update zoning regulations to explicitly permit gardens in all areas of The City and allow for the sale of produce from those gardens.
The legislation breezed through the board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee on Monday. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will consider the future of Parkmerced on Tuesday when members review the Planning Commission’s February approval of a proposal to nearly triple the development’s housing density and run a Muni light-rail line there. Read More
Since moving to the neighborhood in 2006, Rincon Hill resident Jamie Whitaker has assailed various city officials with repeated requests for traffic-calming measures near his home.Five years later, Whitaker has yet to see any of his requests come to fruition, and his concerns were made tragically clear Friday after the death of 71-year-old Lourdes Richman, who was struck and killed by a truck driver while crossing Second and Townsend streets. Read More
As Muni head Nathaniel Ford remains in the running to take a job in Washington, D.C., its uncertain who will be running the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency in the future. Read More
Though the election is more than seven months away, candidates on an ever-growing list for San Francisco mayor are working feverishly to identify themselves with voters and donors. And Monday night is a great chance to meet a majority of them in one shot thanks to a forum put on by Chinese for Affirmative Action. Read More
A proposal to restrict distribution of the Yellow Pages is turning out to being one of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s most controversial proposals. On Monday, the Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on the legislation. The committee meets at 1 p.m., at City Hall in Room 260. Read More
San Francisco has been home to innovative tech startups such as Twitter and Zynga — the gaming company behind hits “Farmville” and “Mafia Wars” — that have fueled the social media revolution. But now that those companies are growing at fast paces, keeping them in San Francisco has become harder than ever. Read More
Twitter had been long quiet about The City’s proposed 1.5 percent payroll tax break for new hires that is being proposed to keep the company from migrating south to Brisbane. But in a Tuesday letter to Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, the growing microblogging company said it would stay if the board approved the tax break on new hires. Read More
If this were a typical election year in San Francisco, political pundits would be talking about how three high-profile Asian-American candidates for mayor will split the Asian vote in The City and hurt their individual chances of winning. Read More
About 200 people gathered outside San Francisco City Hall on Monday to protest a proposal being considered by the Board of Supervisors to restrict the distribution of Yellow Pages phone books. Read More