This week, Gov. Jerry Brown practically declared defeat in his effort to reform the California Environmental Quality Act this year. With the continued struggle for CEQA reform in San Francisco, it seems that increasingly, politics in our fair city is in lockstep with the state.
Gay-rights supporters march from the Castro district to City Hall on Monday, the day before the start of arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case on the validity of Proposition 8, Californias voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The court also will address the Defense of Marriage Act this week. Read More
The City’s effort to reduce the pay for certain future public employees is in line with market rates for those jobs, but the proposal would disproportionately affect the earning power of women and minorities, union officials told city leaders Wednesday.
In December, The City moved to reduce the pay for about 45 classes of workers — including custodians, nurses and pharmacists — who earn more in San Francisco than in other cities. Read More
City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a brief filed today in the U.S. Supreme Court, claiming that relegating gay couples to a lesser status simply to brand them as different and less worthy than opposite-sex couples is not a legitimate purpose of Proposition 8. Read More
A group of nudists filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court seeking to stop the Board of Supervisors from passing an ordinance next week that would ban nudity in The City.
The supervisors are set to vote Tuesday on a proposal by Supervisor Scott Wiener that would prohibit the display of genitals or buttocks in city plazas or parklets. The ban also would apply to sidewalks, streets and public transit. Read More
The San Francisco Fire Department responded to reports of smoke in City Hall tonight, a dispatcher said.
Firefighters were called to City Hall at 9:26 p.m. on reports of smoke and arrived to find that the building's sprinkler system had been activated. The smoke had come from a problem with an electrical panel, according to fire officials, and PG&E crews were called to the scene. Read More
Anticipating another championship celebration, the Mayor’s Office announced Saturday that today’s Game 4 of the World Series will be broadcast live in Civic Center Plaza.
The Giants lead the best-of-seven World Series 3-0 following their 2-0 victory Saturday over the Detroit Tigers. A win today would give the Giants their second title in three years. Read More
San Francisco is hosting a viewing party for Game 4 of the World Series on Sunday evening as the San Francisco Giant look to take the title against the Detroit Tigers.
The Mayor's Office announced Saturday night that The City will publically broadcast the game in Civic Center Plaza in front of City Hall on Sunday at 5 p.m. Read More
Civic Center Plaza has been shut down to host large-scale events for extended periods during the past two months, prompting a San Francisco supervisor to complain about the Recreation and Park Department’s stewardship of the space.
Since last week, the plaza between City Hall and the Main Library has been closed down for preparations leading up to the Dew Tour, a skateboarding, bicycle and freestyle motocross event that will begin today. Read More
Is writer Will Reisman aware that there is a perfectly good, safe bike route on Page Street that is parallel to and one block away from the dreaded “jam-packed” Oak Street (Bike plan rolling into City Hall,” Monday)? Read More