The owners of the iconic Fairmont Hotel might receive an extension on a controversial plan to replace 23 stories of hotel rooms atop Nob Hill with luxury condominiums. Read More
In response to a proposal by Supervisor David Chiu to reduce or eliminate the distribution of Yellow Pages directories in San Francisco, an alliance of unions, the Chamber of Commerce, consumer advocates and publishers will rally at City Hall today. The group argues the proposal will lead to job losses and harm small, local and ethnic businesses, along with consumers. Read More
There are polls about who is winning in the race to become the next mayor of San Francisco, but there is also another yardstick by which we can measure the contestants: online friends. Read More
Two prominent elected officials seeking higher office have seemingly ridden around local gift rules to enjoy innovative electric-assist bicycles.
Both Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, who is running for mayor, and District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who is running for sheriff, were provided with electric-assisted Trek mountain bikes by mountain bike guru Gary Fisher in July 2009. Read More
Last Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted to put a measure on the next ballot (which will be in November unless there is a special statewide election before then) that would allow the Board of Education to increase their pay from $500 per month up to half the regular salary of a first-year teacher in San Francisco, or about $25,000 per year. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd and Mark Farrell voted no. Read More
A June ballot measure that would allow Mayor Ed Lee to return to his post as city administer after his interim term ends was resubmitted late Friday afternoon after it was quietly withdrawn Tuesday. Read More
Supervisor John Avalos wants to put “a little more spontaneity” into question time with the mayor. Read More
All’s fair in love and war and … San Francisco politics?Supervisor Scott Wiener has endorsed City Attorney Dennis Herrera for mayor, a move that Herrera’s campaign quickly announced via a news release on Monday. The endorsement makes sense, because Wiener worked for Herrera as a deputy city attorney for many years, and Herrera endorsed Wiener’s run for supervisor of District 8 last year. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee threw his support behind legislation Friday that was approved by San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
He signed into law legislation requiring owners of nonresidential buildings to figure out how much energy their building consumes, which then must be disclosed to the public every year. In addition, the law requires commercial buildings in excess of 10,000 square feet to conduct energy efficiency audits every five years. Read More
A crackdown on illegal cabs in San Francisco is signaling the start of a larger effort to turn around The City’s oft-criticized taxi industry.
In addition to efforts to halt illegal cabs from trolling city streets, efforts are under way to solve the persistent complaints about how it is nearly impossible to find a cab on Friday or Saturday nights, during large events or any time at all in certain areas of San Francisco. Read More