A deal Mayor Ed Lee struck with police and fire unions was not embraced Wednesday by two members of the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee, who expressed concerns about the cost to The City and why these public safety unions should enjoy protections from Public Defender Jeff Adachi’s Proposition D pension measure while the other city labor unions would not. Read More
In an 11-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $6.8 billion budget for the fiscal year that began July 1. The vote came with heaps of praise about how the process was different than other years. “We worked through very difficult issues, but we showed that we can come together to get things done without enormous drama,” Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said. Read More
Supervisor Carmen Chu — chair of the board’s Budget and Finance Committee — expects when the full Board of Supervisors votes on the proposed $6.8 billion budget it will go smoothly with little change and likely unanimous support. Read More
After a 13-hour delay, Thursday, the five-member Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee concluded its deliberations over Mayor Ed Lee’s $6.8 billion budget at 2:30 am.
“This is the culmination of a very long budget process,” committee chair Supervisor Carmen Chu said when the committee began its postponed 1 p.m. meeting later that night at 1:55 a.m. Read More
After a 13 hour delay Thursday, the five-member Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee concluded its deliberations over Mayor Ed Lee’s $6.8 billion budget at 2:30 a.m. “This is the culmination of a very long budget process,” committee chair Supervisor Carmen Chu said when the committee began its postponed 1 p.m. meeting later that night at 1:55 a.m. Read More
Supervisors are in talks behind the scenes as the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee is set to finish up its deliberations on Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $6.8 billion budget. Among the talks, whether to fund a police academy class, which can cost about $5 million. The committee has about $17 million in a pot of money they can relocate after reviewing the budget during the past two weeks and making cuts, as well as from unexpected revenues. Read More
An outage temporarily knocked out power to about 5,500 customers in the Sunset district, according to Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
A downed wire at 46th Avenue and Ortega Street caused the outage around 11:20 a.m., PG&E spokesman Joe Molica said.
PG&E crews repaired the problem and restored power to all customers just after noon, Molica said. Read More
A “double dipping” pilot program intended to stem the tide of retiring police officers without costing The City more appears headed for elimination.
Despite warnings from the Police Officers Association of a “looming Armageddon,” members of the Board of Supervisors are poised to vote Tuesday not to continue the Deferred Retirement Option Program. Read More
Early-morning bloodshed among transients in Golden Gate Park has San Francisco officials reassessing a possible nighttime closure of the park. Because of safety concerns, Mayor Ed Lee supports the establishment of specific hours for the park, his spokeswoman Christine Falvey said. In an email, she said the mayor is discussing the matter with supervisors whose districts border the park. Read More
San Francisco officials are bracing for about $7 million in cuts to federal funding for anti-poverty and community-development programs.While the exact cuts have yet to be determined, officials estimate that Community Development Block Grants will decrease from $22.2 million to about $15 million for San Francisco alone. Read More