Katy Tang was driving Monday evening when she received a long-awaited telephone call. “Pull over,” the voice on the phone said.
It was sage advice from Mayor Ed Lee, who made his own sage move Tuesday when he selected Tang to succeed Carmen Chu as the Sunset district’s representative on the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Discussions between tenant advocates and owners of tenancy-in-common units continue to delay a vote on controversial legislation related to condo conversions.
The Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee was scheduled to vote Monday on the legislation, but postponed action for the second time as board President David Chiu said negotiations between the dueling sides are continuing. Read More
Much is said about marriage equality for same-sex couples, and this paper fully supports the right of gay couples to wed. But at a broader level, there is vast inequality in other ways in which the government treats same-sex couples.
Consider health insurance. Read More
The condo conversion debate is gaining more political intrigue less than two weeks before a Board of Supervisors committee holds its second hearing on the controversial legislation. A vote was already postponed to allow the opposing sides to negotiate. Read More
San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday approved a plan that will provide key funding for the major expansion of the Moscone Convention Center.
The Board of Supervisors approved the creation of the Moscone Expansion District along with other pieces of legislation that will eventually provide two-thirds of the funds needed for the approximately $500 million project, according to the San Francisco Travel Association. Read More
Sunset district residents will have to wait 30 days before they find out who will be appointed to represent them on the Board of Supervisors.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Wednesday that he plans to name current District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu to the vacant assessor-recorder position, setting off political intrigue over who will eventually replace her. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday ended months of speculation when he appointed District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu to serve as assessor-recorder.
Chu, a former budget analyst who was first appointed to the Board of Supervisors in September 2007, will be sworn in by March 4, Lee said.
“It comes as no surprise that I chose Carmen,” said Lee, whose choice of Chu was an open secret at City Hall for several months. “She’s fiscally smart, and brilliant.” Read More
Developers of residential projects would be able to exceed parking caps by adding spaces designated only for car sharing, under legislation that advanced out of committee Monday.
While the proposal was praised by supervisors on the board’s Land Use and Economic Development Committee, others called the legislation a wrongheaded approach to tackling the adverse environmental impacts associated with cars. Read More
Recently, I introduced legislation to add Harvey Milk’s name to San Francisco International Airport and call it Harvey Milk SFO. My goal would not just be to “honor” him, but to move forward the civil-rights agenda for which he lived and died. Read More
One of the supervisors whose support is seen as instrumental to passing a condo conversion bypass proposal may have committed to support the controversial legislation when on the campaign trail last fall.
The most politically charged issue at City Hall these days is whether there are enough votes on the Board of Supervisors to pass legislation that would give relief to San Francisco tenancy-in-common unit owners who are complaining about high mortgage rates and the long wait to convert to a condo, which would allow them to refinance.