Angry nudists briefly disrobed and shouted their disapproval at City Hall on Tuesday, shortly after the Board of Supervisors narrowly voted to approve a citywide ban on public nakedness. Read More
San Franciscans could soon have more options about where to buy food.
City officials on Wednesday announced the lease of two sites to the discount chain Grocery Outlet, which is aiming to open stores in the Richmond district and Visitacion Valley. The announcement came the day before the Planning Commission is scheduled to decide the fate of a proposed Fresh & Easy store near City College of San Francisco. Read More
Domestic violence is the topic de jour at City Hall after last week’s divisive decision by four San Francisco supervisors to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi following his temporary removal from office stemming from an incident involving his wife. Read More
The plastic bag surcharge is in effect in just about every store in The City — and, for better or worse, we all have suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi to thank. Back when he was on the Board of Supervisors, plastic bags, PG&E and brevity were his enemies, although he only pushed through a law banning one of them. As of Oct. 1, stores must charge a dime for any bag they have to provide to customers. Read More
Despite concerns from advocates for the homeless, San Francisco officials on Tuesday enacted a ban on overnight parking of recreational vehicles in certain parts of The City. Read More
Last week, the Board of Supervisors considered three Planning Commission appointments: Cindy Wu from the Chinatown Community Development Center; Richard Hillis, former deputy director of the Office of Economic Workforce Development; and three-term commissioner and dentist Michael Antonini. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s re-appointment of Michael Antonini to another four years on the Planning Commission hit a roadblock Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors postponed its decision after heated debate.
It takes six votes to reject a mayoral appointee, and Antonini’s fate now appears to rest with the swing vote of Supervisor Malia Cohen. Read More
The City Attorney’s Office argued on Thursday that Mayor Ed Lee’s alleged perjury is irrelevant to the official misconduct hearing against suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.Lee set removal proceedings in motion in March by suspending Mirkarimi without pay because he pleaded guilty to a domestic violence charge involving his wife. But defense attorneys say the mayor might have lied during his June 29 testimony before The City’s Ethics Commission. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee came under attack Tuesday for suggesting that San Francisco police officers should employ some form of “stop and frisk” tactics to combat gun violence.
Even as New York City’s version of the policy was under attack by civil liberties groups for encouraging racial profiling, Lee said to reporters last month that he was considering something similar for San Francisco. Read More
One day after Mayor Ed Lee and California Pacific Medical Center hailed a $2.5 billion deal for two new seismically safe hospitals, financial projections showed the chain eventually triggering an escape clause that lets it shutter one hospital.
On Monday Board of Supervisors President David Chiu said the “startling revelations” could let CPMC close St. Luke’s Hospital by 2020, just five years into its 20-year development agreement. Read More