Mayor Gavin Newsom opposes a fee on alcohol proposed by Supervisor John Avalos, a stance that might slightly benefit two companies the entrepreneurial mayor has an interest in. Read More
Recently, Supervisor John Avalos claimed to have been possessed by the “spirit of cooperation.” That phenomenon is supposed to explain why he acquiesced to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s request to pull the “must spend” City Charter amendment off the June ballot. (That measure would have given the Board of Supervisors the power to cut money from one place in the budget and force the mayor to spend it on something else, subject to a mayoral veto.) Read More
The long-running ideological battle between Mayor Gavin Newsom and city lawmakers ignited into verbal blows Tuesday about the mayor’s proposal to offer tax breaks for San Francisco businesses.
Newsom said he’s fuming because progressive members of the Board of Supervisors have blocked three business tax break proposals that he says will maintain and create jobs. Read More
With a year under its belt, the characteristics of the Board of Supervisors are coming into focus, and it’s fair to say that certain words scream out — self-aggrandizing, sanctimonious and, with increasing evidence, downright silly.
But you knew that. Read More
The Board of Supervisors voted 7-3 Tuesday to approve legislation that extends the eviction protections in place for those living in units built prior to June 1979, as they are covered by The City’s rent control ordinance, to those units built afterward. Read More