Supervisor Eric Mar took some heat for carrying legislation that banned toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals. But in the end, it appears his effort has paid off. McDonald’s announced changes to the Happy Meal on Tuesday. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has spent a lot of time, perhaps too much, answering the question, will he run for mayor? Ever since being appointed interim mayor by the Board of Supervisors, the question was asked of him. And while Lee has denied he would run, he suddenly has changed his response to the question by not rejecting a run, but saying he is considering one. So now it increasingly sounds like he will run. Read More
In an 11-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $6.8 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. The vote came with heaps of praise about how the process was different than other years. “We worked through very difficult issues, but we showed that we can come together to get things done without enormous drama,” Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said. Read More
A ballot measure that seeks to prohibit the commercialization of San Francisco parks could prevent smaller celebrations such as birthday parties, weddings and picnics, according to San Francisco Recreation and Park Department officials.
But supporters of the measure say the claims are not true. Read More
The approval of the massive Parkmerced redevelopment project by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has come up against opposition that could send the issue to voters.
San Francisco Tenants Union director Ted Gullicksen submitted 19,050 signatures for a referendum on the Parkmerced vote shortly after 4:30 pm Friday at City Hall. Read More
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote today on whether to appoint a former federal prosecutor as the newest member of The City’s Police Commission.L. Julius Turman was nominated by the board’s rules committee to succeed Jim Hammer on the commission. The appointment would be for a four-year term ending at the end of April 2015.Turman, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney, has also served as a commissioner on the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Read More
To save $600,000 next fiscal year, The City wants to begin transferring the care of 24,000 street trees over to private property owners. The proposal will undergo its first public hearing Monday at the Board of Supervisors City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee at 10 a.m. in Room 250. Read More