San Francisco government is known for nothing if not its vigorous public hearings, a process in which the comments and input of citizens are heartily solicited — at times to the chagrin of some people. When issues provoke a hearing in The City, there are clear protocols for openness, public notice and the like. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was in Baltimore on Friday to settle a bet he made with the city's mayor on the outcome of the Super Bowl game between the 49ers and Ravens in February.
Click on the photo to the right to see pictures of Mayor Ed Lee in Baltimore.
Lee agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ahead of the big game in New Orleans on Feb. 3, in which the 49ers fell 34-31. Read More
One hundred and seven years ago today, the great 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire, one of the nation’s most significant catastrophes, devastated our city. San Franciscans came together as a community to recover and rebuild the San Francisco that we know and love today. Read More
San Francisco is encouraging private employers to close the gender gap between men and women — who still earn roughly 84 cents to every male dollar on average — while at the same time proposing pay cuts to jobs predominately held by women. Read More
San Francisco is a walker’s city. When compared to places like New York or Chicago, the temperate climate and compactness of the neighborhoods and downtown make perambulation pleasant and necessary here. Even people who rely on other transit options, including driving and Muni, often begin or end their trips on foot. Read More
As San Francisco celebrates the nation’s first Walk to Work Day today, Mayor Ed Lee will unveil a strategy that aims to cut in half the serious injuries and deaths of pedestrians by 2021. Read More
Negotiations between a Chinese state-run bank and a Miami-based homebuilder for a $1.7 billion loan to bankroll the biggest San Francisco redevelopment project in a lifetime have collapsed. Read More
San Francisco committed this week to boost its open-data movement, but the impact of the decision will depend on the information released and how tech companies and advocates put the information to use.
After admittedly falling behind in the open-data movement, the Board of Supervisors approved legislation this week that officials say will put The City back on the frontier. Read More
The last call for drinks is 2 a.m. in California, but one lawmaker believes that's just too early to set down the shot glasses and beer steins.State Sen. Mark Leno's proposal to let the liquor flow until 4 a.m. as a way to draw more tourists — and with them more revenue and jobs — is already spawning a sharp debate from Sacramento to watering holes in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Read More
Rose Pak, a polarizing Chinatown power figure, violated campaign finance laws when she helped pay for Mayor Ed Lee’s recent trip to China, complaints filed with state and local ethics watchdogs allege. Read More