The San Francisco mayor race is looking a lot like Bay to Breakers — plenty of entrants, many characters and a few professional runners.
Yet given that the winner will be decided by the chaotic and confusing system called ranked-choice voting for the first time, the theme of the campaign is becoming clearer.
Hello, whiskey — it is us, San Francisco’s unsteady voters. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is hoping Twitter officials will respond positively within the next month to a tax-break proposal to lure the company to The City’s “edgy” mid-Market area, he told the San Francisco Examiner Wednesday. Read More
About a month after reports that San Francisco-based Twitter was exploring a move to Brisbane, city officials on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give the company a significant tax break. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is on target to be the first San Francisco mayor to undergo question time with the Board of Supervisors beginning March 8.
But don’t expect much by way of high drama. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation, as required by voter approved Proposition C on the November ballot, Tuesday to lay out the ground rules. The format must be approved by the board. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim at City Hall this afternoon to announce a plan that would offer tax exemptions to Twitter Inc. and other companies to the city's Mid-Market neighborhood.The microblogging company, currently located in the South of Market neighborhood, would be exempt from payroll taxes for new employees for six years if it moved on or near Market Street between Fifth and 10th streets. Read More
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu continued a vote Tuesday on his proposed legislation that would amend regulations on the distribution of handbills, like restaurant menus and political fliers. Chiu requested the board hold off on a vote until its Feb. 15 meeting. And in the meantime, he plans to address the concerns raised. Read More
It pays to be a rat in San Francisco.During the last five years, The City has offered significant reward money to those who snitch on property owners who fail to pay their share in taxes.Whistleblowers reporting tax cheats anonymously to the Assessor-Recorder can net up to 10 percent of what The City reclaims in lost revenue. Read More
Money is already piling up and campaign momentum is building 10 months before voters will head to the polls and decide who will serve as San Francisco’s mayor for at least the next four years. Read More
Thirsty passengers travelling from San Francisco International Airport will have a new resource at their hands.This afternoon, officials from the airport and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will unveil a new network of tap water filling stations, which allow passengers to fill up a glass of water after they’ve passed through security checkpoints. Read More
Those menus, political fliers and other handbills that accumulate around the entryways into apartment buildings are coming under attack.Some residents are fed up with the paper, which they say ends up flying around as litter. And they also say it ends up on their front steps, railings and door handles, even if they have the “no handbills” sign that should prohibit them from being left there.But that’s supposed to change. City Hall has listened. Read More