A proposal to relocate and rehabilitate the pit bull facing death for attacking a police horse has been rejected by the City Attorney’s Office, leaving the dog’s fate in limbo.
Charlie has been in custody at San Francisco's Animal Care and Control Center since Aug. 6, when he attacked a U.S. Park Police horse at Crissy Field. Stoney, the horse involved in the incident, suffered lacerations to its leg. The attack occurred at an off-leash area of Crissy Field. Read More
While reasonable discussions about gun control have begun to occur following the tragic and senseless massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, one voice that can be discarded as irrational is that of the National Rifle Association, the country’s dominant pro-gun lobby. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is not waiting for the Obama administration to make laws restricting the use of semi-automatic weapons — he is joining forces with other city officials to try to ban certain ammunition and create a notification system for large ammo purchases. Read More
In worst-case scenarios, public construction projects in San Francisco can drag on for years, suffer from cost overruns, end up in litigation and have workers complaining about not being paid.
Mayor Ed Lee issued an executive directive Wednesday aimed at improving public construction contracting by requiring better communication and new payment requirements for The City and its contractors. Read More
The project to redevelop Treasure Island received its second piece of recent good news when a judge approved the adequacy of The City’s environmental impact report.
Shortly after the Board of Supervisors approved the project in July 2011, a group called Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island filed a suit over the environmental report. Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson ruled Friday that it “provides sufficient analysis to intelligently consider the environmental consequences.” Read More
Two weeks after safety advocates questioned the slow pace of The City’s pedestrian action plan, the mayor on Wednesday announced details of a proposal that’s being drafted.
The plan, which is expected to be finalized and implemented in early 2013, is one step toward a city goal to reduce serious or fatal pedestrian accidents by 25 percent in 2016 and by 50 percent five years later, Mayor Ed Lee said. Read More
Salesforce.com is expanding its downtown presence by leasing about 450,000 square feet in a high-rise building that’s set to open in 2015.
Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that the company leased the entire new building at 350 Mission St. and also will expand its current offices at 50 Fremont St. Read More
San Francisco lawmakers and agencies are working to put a vehicle license fee increase before voters in hopes of generating more than $70 million for city coffers.
California Senate Bill 1492 allows local municipalities to put on the ballot a fee of up to 2 percent of a vehicle’s value — the rate before former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reduced it in 2004. Read More
Two months have passed since four supervisors controversially voted against permanently ousting suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, but the Mayor’s Office and other opponents are keeping the heat on the lawman and the domestic violence issue that he broached. Read More
With tech firms seemingly the beneficiary of much of the love coming out of City Hall these days, small businesses feel somewhat neglected in the wake of the realization that a voter-mandated report on how to make life easier on them is now years past due. Read More