One San Francisco official hopes to use the ballot box to tighten controls on how the fund that pays for retiree health care for city employees can be used.
Historically, The City has paid retiree health care costs on an annual basis, not setting aside dollars and not worrying about future costs. But as medical expenditures escalate, The City faces $4.4 billion in retiree health care costs during the next 30 years. Read More
An effort to allow building owners to bypass the annual condo conversion lottery suffered a setback Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors sent the proposal back to committee for further debate.
The setback puts the proposal on shaky ground given that for years condo-conversion proposals have collapsed amid political fighting. Read More
A condo conversion proposal headed closer to approval Monday after tenant advocates partnered with key members of the Board of Supervisors to counter an initial version whose author now opposes the legislation as amended.
Supervisor Mark Farrell first introduced legislation to allow tenancy-in-common owners to pay a fee to bypass the lottery that allows 200 condo conversions a year. Board President David Chiu amended the proposal last week with the backing of tenant advocates. Read More
A proposal to allow for more than 200 condo conversions each year took an unusual turn Monday as tenant advocates who have long battled the idea celebrated a plan supported by key members of the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Last weekend, Supervisor Mark Farrell threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the home opener of our beloved Giants. If that doesn’t inspire some of you to run for office, I don’t know what will.
No Blue Angels, no air show. No air show — no Fleet Week?
Not as The City knows it, anyway.
San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week celebration — the highlight of which is two days of aerial stunts performed by the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels — will be a drastically scaled-down event this year.
An online petition is asking billionaire Larry Ellison to pay for all The City’s costs of hosting the America’s Cup race this fall. Read More
A political skirmish has broken out over The City’s costs from the America’s Cup following the emergence this week of new projections regarding fundraising and economic benefits.
Private fundraising was supposed to cover The City’s costs of hosting the regatta, but the money from private donors is still short of the goal. That makes it appear likely that San Francisco will have to cover at least part of the tab. Read More
After a long, contentious battle in which both sides walked away numerous times, a deal to build two new hospitals in San Francisco has been brokered, marking a win for everyone in The City. Read More
New hospitals will grace both Cathedral Hill and the Mission district after a lengthy and contentious development squabble between city leaders and California Pacific Medical Center officials ended in a tentative compromise announced Tuesday. Read More