A massive wave of city worker retirements — almost double the amount of last year — will stave off layoffs and save millions of dollars for San Francisco.
City officials are predicting that some 2,000 employees will retire come July 1, the start of the next fiscal year. That, combined with frozen positions, is estimated to save San Francisco roughly $18 million and offset 190 layoffs, according to the mayor’s budget office. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will swear in new and re-appointed city commissioners Friday at a 10 a.m. ceremony at City Hall. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will conduct meetings at City Hall. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom said he and Police Chief George Gascón are close to releasing a set of recommendations about how to deal with The City's troubled crime lab moving forward.
Today, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi is expected to introduce legislation that would strip The San Francisco Police Department’s authority to run the crime lab. Read More
There’s a budget meeting in City Hall in the early afternoon Wednesday to talk about Rec and Park’s additional $2.8 million cut to its general fund. Read More
Some South of Market residents are concerned about a noisy neighbor about to move into the neighborhood: one of the nation’s busiest fire stations. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will make an announcement about state transportation funding and the MTA Board of Directors at 12:15 p.m. today at City Hall in Room 200. Read More
A law that would make it illegal to sit or lie down on public sidewalks has been mostly welcomed by Haight Street residents, but today the debate goes to City Hall, where it’s more like a political powder keg.
The law is an effort to prevent loitering, and it’s been adopted in cities such as Berkeley and Seattle. Some of the most outspoken advocates along Haight Street say in the past few months, people who hang out on the sidewalks have become more violent. Read More
On Thursday throughout the Bay Area, thousands of teachers, parents and students are scheduled to partake in a day filled with rallies and marching and all the impassioned speeches and protests one would expect when drumming up the topic of massive state cuts to education.
A series of events protesting budget cuts to education will swarm The City Thursday, according to the United Educators of San Francisco. Read More
The City is buzzing with film activity. Read More