The 49ers sued Santa Clara County this week after hitting a bump on the road to the team’s new $1.2 billion South Bay stadium, which the team vows will still open for the 2014 football season. Read More
It takes at least six months to get a divorce in San Francisco, and now unhappy couples can add at least a year to that, thanks to planned budget cuts to the Superior Court.
Katherine Feinstein, the Superior Court’s presiding judge, gave a dire outlook to reporters at a Monday news conference, reiterating the court’s plan to lay off 200 employees and close 25 courtrooms in late September. Read More
Justice will proceed at a snail’s pace in San Mateo County if $150 million or more in proposed cuts to the state’s judicial system go through, Superior Court officials warn.Although $150 million of proposed cuts were blocked with Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent budget veto, court officials worry about what will wind up in the revised budget. Read More
It is a classic battle of church vs. state: Do religious groups have to pay taxes when they sell churches and other properties within their massive bureaucratic organizations?The decision over whether the San Francisco Archdiocese owes the city and county more than $20 million in taxes is in the hands of a Superior Court judge. Read More
The Superior Court’s request of more than $2 million was supported by the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, who on Wednesday sent the request to the full board for a vote. The money would come from the budget’s general fund reserve and the release of the money would require a two-thirds vote by the board. Read More
The City is getting started today on its first bike lane project along Townsend Street, since the moratorium on new bicycle lanes and other bike-related improvements was lifted last week.
On Friday, a Superior Court judge lifted a 2006 injunction that was blocking The City from moving forward with its plan for 45 new bike lanes and other bike infrastructure improvements citywide. Read More