It was a whirlwind of activity for mayoral candidates Saturday, and that’s after several were spotted at Supervisor Sean Elsbernd’s annual Crab Feed Friday night. Read More
As Ed Lee finishes his second month as San Francisco’s interim mayor, it is clear that the non-politician with in-depth understanding of how San Francisco government works has the potential to leave a significant mark on The City. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to join state and city officials Saturday to celebrate the reopening of The City’s oldest library branch.The library’s Park Branch, which first opened in 1909, was renovated to meet today’s environmental standards while being restoring to its neoclassical glory, library spokeswoman Michelle Jeffers said. Read More
Just because San Francisco may or may not see snow Friday doesn’t mean The City isn’t preparing. Read More
We at The San Francisco Examiner do not want to cause an international incident, but Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi told Mayor Ed Lee during a tour of District 5 that Japantown has “totally bad feng shui.” Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi are going door-to-door in Japantown on Thursday to talk to merchants and community leaders about the neighborhood’s future.San Francisco’s Japantown is the oldest in the U.S. and one of only three left in the country, Mirkarimi said. Read More
The San Francisco Police Commission voted 6-1 Wednesday night to allow the Police Department to look into the use of Tasers by officers, nearly a year after shooting down a similar proposal.The decision came after a lively six-hour debate regarding the conducted energy devices, widely known as Tasers.Last March, the commission voted 4-3 against a proposal by then-Police Chief George Gascon to study the use of Tasers by the department. Read More
Recent mayors have faced criticism for keeping much of their daily business a mystery, but Mayor Ed Lee appears to be doing the opposite.
Lee’s business calendar, provided to The San Francisco Examiner upon request, shows more meeting details and information than predecessor Gavin Newsom’s ever did — a secrecy that fueled criticism from open-government advocates. Read More
The stakes are heating up over how The City plans to reduce pension and health care costs for government workers.
Public Defender Jeff Adachi will meet with Mayor Ed Lee today to discuss how to move forward with a proposal for the November ballot to reduce skyrocketing labor costs, but Adachi said he is willing to go out on his own if the “consensus” proposal from Lee and labor leaders fails to adequately address the costs. Read More
Hoping to ensure that the San Francisco 49ers will indeed move to the South Bay, the Santa Clara City Council will vote Tuesday on legislation designed to protect public funds to help build a new $937 million stadium. Read More