Inside the cavernous building at Pier 27, construction workers Tuesday worked on the structure that will eventually welcome cruise ship passengers to San Francisco.
Outside of the glass-and-steel building, city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal. Read More
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
A new transportation task force being convened by Mayor Ed Lee will focus on fixing Muni’s woes while also seeking to address larger transit issues facing the Bay Area, according to the mayor and people expected to serve on the panel. Read More
Emily Cowling and Dominique McDougal were among those who helped create an impromptu flash mob dance at Civic Center Plaza on Thursday for the One Billion Rising movement.
The pair, along with other members of the LINES Dance Center troupe, said they had only learned the moves for “Break the Chain” a few days ago, but the music blasting in front of City Hall made it feel like the right time to perform.
“And it’s for such a good cause,” McDougal said. Read More
In order to cover San Francisco’s bill for hosting the America’s Cup, well-heeled donors may be able to affix their names to Port of San Francisco properties used during the race in exchange for a contribution, Mayor Ed Lee said Tuesday. Read More
The cranes currently dotting San Francisco’s skyline are just the beginning of the building boom, and The City is working to clear hundreds of projects that are backlogged in the planning process.
There are 462 projects in varying stages of the planning and approval process, according to Joanna Linsangan, a spokeswoman for the Planning Department. About three-quarters of them are in the early stages and the rest have received approval.
Mayor Ed Lee carefully weighed in Tuesday on the hotly debated condo conversion bypass proposal by encouraging a compromise to bring relief to thousands of tenancy-in-common owners amid worries about the loss of rent-controlled units. 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
By replacing the political appointees on the Housing Authority board of commissioners with city employees, Mayor Ed Lee is taking a bold step toward reforming San Francisco’s long-suffering public housing while asserting more control over the troubled quasi-federal agency. Read More
With little fanfare, Mayor Ed Lee has nominated controversial developer Mel Murphy to the influential Port Commission. The limit of public notice appears to be this blink-and-you-miss-it statement on page 15 of next week's Board of Supervisors' agenda. Read More