Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi indicated last week that he will not relinquish oversight of his office’s domestic violence programs, but he pledged that an undersheriff will handle disciplinary actions for any of his staffers involved in domestic violence cases.
The sheriff spelled out his position in a three-page letter to Mayor Ed Lee sent in response to the mayor and District Attorney George Gascón’s demand that he recuse himself from decisions related to his department’s domestic violence programs or to internal personnel issues related to domestic violence convictions.
Occupy SF demonstrators met with a representative of Mayor Ed Lee’s office Thursday, but what exactly they hoped to gain from it was unclear.
It was no surprise that by the end, little was accomplished.
“We just want to know what they’re thinking,” said Zack Helwa, a participant in Occupy SF’s activities, which have been building steam since starting in The City on Sept. 17. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee signed legislation Thursday that allows the controversial development of the 152-acre Parkmerced site in The City’s southwest corner, according to spokeswoman Christine Falvey. Read More
Gas stations selling diesel fuel in San Francisco could be forced to sell biodiesel instead, if a proposal floated by a city commission gains traction. Read More
As The City’s police union demands more compensation for officers working after Giants’ and 49ers’ games, recently released figures show taxpayers spent $340,812 on overtime for World Series-victory celebrations — both planned and unplanned.
On Nov. 1, when the team clinched the World Series, impromptu celebrations erupted across San Francisco, some turning violent and destructive. The City paid out $68,940 in overtime for police on that night alone, according to payroll records. Read More
Cutting down the cost of workers’ benefits for The City is one of Mayor Ed Lee’s top priorities during his one-year term. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee on Monday announced he has selected his spokesperson for his interim mayor term, which lasts until someone takes office after being elected mayor this November.
Christine Falvey, who has served as communications director for the San Francisco Department of Public Works since 2003, will now serve as Lee’s spokeswoman. Read More