The City is moving ahead with a plan to install more high-tech parking meters across San Francisco, an idea aimed to increase revenue while cutting the number of parking tickets issued to drivers. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi requested on Tuesday that the city attorney draft legislation that would require any report, memo, study or other written document of more than 10 pages in length to be distributed only electronically or via a digital format. Hard paper copies would be available upon request or those receiving such documents could opt-in to receive hard copies. Read More
District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s call to transfer oversight of the crime lab from the Police Department to the city administrator will be considered Monday by the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee.
The crime lab was shut down earlier this year after former employee Deborah Madden admitted to taking drug samples, forcing drug testing to be outsourced and cases to be thrown out of court. Read More
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi wants to find out everything The City did to try and become a host of the World Cup soccer tournament in 2018 or 2022 because Mirkarimi cannot believe that San Francisco is not on the “short list” of cities who are the top contenders. Read More
The Local Agency Formation Commission, chaired by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, meets Friday and will discuss progress being made on CleanPowerSF, otherwise known as Community Choice Aggregation. City officials have been trying to set up the program prior to the June election, when a measure placed on the ballot by Pacific Gas & Electric would make such programs nearly impossible to establish by requiring a two-thirds voter approval. Read More
The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday to Save the Whales.
Introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, the resolution sends the message to not lift a ban on commercial whaling. A big rally is planned for Sunday on the steps of City Hall as other coastal counties will hold similar events. The rally starts at noon. Read More