Police officials worried that a lack of money to train new cops may result in fewer officers on the streets are pushing supervisors to restore funding for police academies.While the Police Department is not talking about layoffs at this point, Chief Jeff Godown told the Police Commission on Wednesday that he expects to lose about 100 officers to retirement in the next year. Read More
A plan to close Golden Gate and McLaren parks at night has stalled with the new mayoral administration even as more late-night violence broke out last weekend. Read More
A June ballot measure that would allow Mayor Ed Lee to return to his post as city administer after his interim term ends was resubmitted late Friday afternoon after it was quietly withdrawn Tuesday. Read More
Are the San Francisco Fire Department, the Board of Supervisors and Board of Education all smitten with Dr. Seuss? Read More
A federal proposal to significantly restrict where dogs can roam off leash in local national parks has San Francisco politicians and parks officials worried about where the animals will wind up instead.
See full maps of the proposal. Read More
The sale of the city-owned 909 Tennessee St. property hit a snag when the winning bidder just backed out of the deal. But The City is rebidding the sale and expects to sell it for at least $1.3 million.On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee held a hearing on the land deal and found out the sale hit a snag. But that didn’t stop members of the board to debate what should happen with this unexpected revenue during a tough budget year. Read More
Every year, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee has traditionally gone through what is called the “add-back” process.
The process is when the supervisors cut from the mayor’s proposed city and county budget submission a pile of money, sometimes in the tens of millions of dollars, and then reallocate it to needs they see fit in their districts, usually a bunch of community nonprofits. Read More
For a city so close to Silicon Valley, one would think San Francisco’s government would have an enviable technology system. But for years, The City’s technology has been blasted as behind the times. The Police Department reportedly did not have e-mail until last year. Read More
The unannounced short turnarounds that Muni Light Rail vehicles were making in the Sunset neighborhood will have their day in court, in a sense.On Monday, Supervisor Carmen Chu and the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a public hearing on the practice, known as switchbacks, that forced riders to get off before the end of the line. Read More
Two San Francisco supervisors will visit a Chinatown restaurant Thursday that they extol as a model of The City’s recycling and composting program.District 3 Supervisor David Chiu and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu will join San Francisco Department of the Environment Director Melanie Nutter at the Far East Cafe at 631 Grant Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Read More