By:Steven Ring and Marc Intermaggio04/29/13 8:09 PM
Office tenancy in San Francisco commercial buildings is at a near-record high as The City continues to attract new companies due to its reputation as an innovative, healthy and enjoyable place to do business. Thirteen major buildings are being constructed or are under major renovation, which will add another 1.5 million square feet of workspace within the next 24 months. Read More
San Francisco’s mobile food movement pleases palates with curbside delicacies such as Naughty Naan and Kalua pork sliders. But the craze frustrates the owners of stationary restaurants who are forced to watch their customers wooed away by businesses that don’t pay rent.
Pressure has been mounting for The City to intervene. Read More
Bike commuters have reason to rejoice.The Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance requiring commercial buildings in The City to allow bicycles be brought inside or provide offsite bike parking within 750 feet. The legislation, introduced by Supervisor John Avalos, is meant to encourage bicycling and reduce bicycle thefts. Read More
The pressure is mounting on Mayor Ed Lee to crack down on the Occupy SF encampment with a second business group stepping forward to express its concern.
After The San Francisco Examiner detailed complaints from Ferry Building merchants about the Justin Herman Plaza camp, the Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco shot off a letter Friday to Lee demanding action. Read More
Commuting to work in downtown San Francisco on a bike has its drawbacks — figuring out where to lock it up, and risking whether it will be stolen or vandalized.
As bicycling becomes more popular, so does the importance of bike accommodations.
As soon as January, San Francisco’s downtown building owners could be required to allow employees to bring their bicycles into offices, or provide secure storage onsite or within 750 feet of a building. Read More
San Francisco’s public financing program could turn into a scaled back version, but the Board of Supervisors postponed a vote Tuesday on doing just that.Supporters of scaling back the program say San Francisco has no choice after a June Supreme Court ruling struck down Arizona's public financing program. And if The City doesn’t make the change it would be sued which would then waste hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money on a case it can’t win. Read More
Politics, as the saying goes, is the art of compromise. With a May 24 deadline rapidly approaching to place a measure on the November ballot, now is the time for San Francisco’s politicians and union leaders to find common ground and unite behind one strong measure to address The City’s pension crisis. Read More
Money is starting to flow to help persuade voters in the Board of Supervisors’ races in November.
A labor union group and a pro-development group are among the first of the private interest groups funneling money into local supervisorial races by paying for political advertisements that have started to fill up mailboxes and hang on entryway door knobs. Read More