A Republican appropriations bill introduced Thursday in the House of Representatives would strip Muni of $942 million for its Central Subway project, the latest potential threat to the proposed rail line.
The bill must survive several votes in the GOP-controlled House and then secure the buy-in of the Democratically dominated Senate. But if passed as written, completion of the SOMA-to-Chinatown rail extension would seem in jeopardy. Read More
On rare occasions former District 1 Supervisor Jake McGoldrick will turn up at a Board of Supervisors hearing to speak his mind and he never disappoints. The well-read English professor has a way with words. Read More
The former District 1 Supervisor Jake McGoldrick turned out during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting – even on his wife’s birthday – to oppose AT & T’s plan to install 726 four foot boxes around San Francisco. Read More
Gas stations selling diesel fuel in San Francisco could be forced to sell biodiesel instead, if a proposal floated by a city commission gains traction. Read More
At the Jan. 9, 2008, ceremony where he was sworn in as mayor for a second term, Gavin Newsom announced, “We will create baby savings bonds to deposit $500 for every new resident born in our city.”
The baby-bond money would be used to pay for college or first-time homeownership. That initiative never made it out of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, mostly because, in 2008, San Francisco’s deficit was about $350 million. Read More
San Francisco is cracking down on city workers’ overtime by restricting the number of extra hours logged.
Under a new law adopted unanimously Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors, the number of overtime hours, which are paid at 150 percent of normal hourly rate, will come under the scrutiny of a board committee.
The bill was introduced by Supervisor Jake McGoldrick and Mayor Gavin Newsom. Read More
Legislation that would crack down on The City’s spending on overtime could limit the abuse by city workers but questions still remain for employees keeping the public safe.
Sheriff’s deputies, police officers and firefighters are consistently the top overtime earners in San Francisco, but if the Board of Supervisors today passes legislation proposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, the work could be spread among more employees. Read More