As the vote at the Board of Supervisors for a deal to bring the America's Cup sailing race to San Francisco neared, Mayor Gavin Newsom discounted the opposition by Supervisor Chris Daly. Read More
Board of Supervisors members are partying more than ever at City Hall in their offices, which is causing problems for building management.
Some supervisors, such as Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, hold what are known as art parties in their offices on a regular basis. Supervisor Chris Daly once even tended bar in his office as a fundraiser. Read More
A plan to create a Civic Center Benefit District to improve public safety, make those attending the city’s prized art venues more comfortable, and better maintain the area has drawn concerns that the government could outvote other property owners.
It takes a weighted vote of 30 percent to initiate formation of a community benefit district, which, once formed, requires property owners in the district to a pay an annual fee. Read More
San Francisco’s progressive politicians could find a new haunt in which to hatch plans for world domination. Read More
Supervisor Chris Daly is asking his colleagues to throw him a bone.
He’s trying again to push his desired goal to merge the Police and Sheriff’s departments, even though he’s received lukewarm — at best — support from his fellow supervisors. Read More
We can only imagine just how productive some of our supervisors would be if they didn’t spend so much time wasting other people’s time.Take, for example, the fate of the largest development in San Francisco’s recent history, which, thankfully, was approved by our legislative leaders this week — after hours of tireless attempts to kill it. Read More
As members of the Board of Supervisors and Mayor Gavin Newsom struck a budget deal late Tuesday night, the board also voted to reject two politically charged charter amendments proposed for the Nov. 2 ballot that the mayor has blasted.
And it sounded as if a third won’t end up on the ballot either. Read More
Voters will have the opportunity this fall to require that the mayor show up during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting every month to talk about city business.
The charter amendment that would require the mayor “to appear personally at one regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors each month to engage in formal policy discussions with the members of the Board” lost at the polls in November 2007. Read More
Uncertainty about cleanup plans and a proposal to build a bridge at a shuttered shipyard dominated an environmental debate about epic redevelopment plans during a City Hall hearing Tuesday.
One of the largest building projects in San Francisco history is planned on and around the shuttered Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, where a hotel, marina, entertainment arena and more than 10,000 homes could help restore long-lost economic prosperity in the area during the coming decades. Read More
A meeting that started with a discussion over a $7 million allocation for Muni operations turned into a heated debate on race relations, with Supervisor Chris Daly suggesting that colleague Sean Elsbernd’s petition to reform labor work rules was beset with “racial undertones.” Read More