Coit Tower advocates won voter backing Tuesday for restoration of the historic landmark with the famous Depression-era murals, but it is far from clear what their victory will look like. Read More
Riding the wave of an improving economy, Mayor Ed Lee rolled out a $7.3 billion city and county budget proposal Thursday that includes nearly 700 new government jobs, no cuts to health services and a likelihood of no political drama.
Lee presented a two-year budget — it will increase to $7.6 billion in the subsequent fiscal year — in a 14-minute speech at City Hall in the Board of Supervisors chamber filled with department heads and elected officials. Read More
As suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct proceedings lumber on, the City Attorney’s Office has released an emotional video in which his wife, Eliana Lopez, displays a large bruise on her arm and explains to a neighbor that she has recently been abused by her husband. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee will unveil his two-year city and county budget proposal today at City Hall in the Board of Supervisors chamber.
The unveiling will take place at 11 a.m. and will come one day before the deadline for Lee to submit a balanced budget proposal to the board for review and adoption. Read More
Hundreds of new police officers will be hitting the streets over the next few years under a new proposal announced by Mayor Ed Lee and public safety officials Wednesday. Read More
Following several recent meetings between team leaders and city officials, the Warriors may be hoping to come back to San Francisco to play in a new waterfront arena. Read More
The San Francisco June ballot promises to be drab, featuring elections for the Democratic and Republican parties’ central committees and two ballot measures — one involving whether to have competitive bids for The City’s trash disposal services. As one Democratic County Central Committee candidate told me, “It’s humbling to run for an office that no one has heard of and is down-ballot from the garbage proposal.” Read More
Legislation enshrining limits to the Police Department’s engagement with federal anti-terrorism activities was hailed Wednesday by city officials, police and members of the Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian communities as a victory against racial profiling and for transparency. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s effort to remove Ross Mirkarimi as sheriff “is an unprecedented political prosecution that has nothing to do with the will of the people,” Mirkarimi’s attorneys said in their opening legal filing to the Ethics Commission on Tuesday. Read More
As tech startup Airbnb announced plans to add hundreds of local jobs at its new San Francisco headquarters, Mayor Ed Lee said the issue of whether the company must pay The City’s 14 percent hotel tax remains a topic for discussion. Read More