Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced new committee assignments Tuesday, one of the duties of the board leader at the start of each year. Committee positions are important for board members. They determine which issues the supervisors will work on, and how significant a role they will play in the political fabric of San Francisco. Read More
A day after Christina Olague was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to serve as the District 5 supervisor, she voted against the mayor’s veto on Sharp Park legislation that would have set stage for closing down that park’s golf course and transform it into open space while protecting the endangered species red-legged frogs and San Francisco garter snakes. Read More
Saying they shared the same vision, Mayor Ed Lee appointed Planning Commissioner Christina Olague on Monday morning to serve as the District 5 supervisor representing the Fillmore, Haight-Ashbury and Western Addition neighborhoods. The 50-year-old Olague had long been considered a likely choice to replace outgoing Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi — who was sworn in as sheriff Sunday — in the politically progressive district. Read More
The mayors of San Francisco and New Orleans are locked in serious negotiations over the terms of a friendly bet on this weekend’s playoff football matchup between the 49ers and Saints. Read More
The days are running out for Mayor Ed Lee to decide who will sit in the District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors when Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi becomes sheriff on Sunday. Lee, who is charged with appointing someone to serve out Mirkarimi’s term, has yet to announce who he will pick. There has been a long list of names as possible picks. Read More
Another exciting news year was marked by protests, a historic mayoral election and the 49ers’ return to relevance. We look back at the year’s most notable local news events, which brought loyal readers plenty of outrage, sadness and intrigue.
Mayor Ed Lee is vacationing with his wife Anita in Hong Kong this week, where they are visiting her family, according to the mayor’s office.
Malia Cohen, supervisor in District 10, has been appointed acting mayor until Lee’s return on the morning of Dec. 31.
Lee’s first official day back in office will be Tuesday, Jan. 3. Read More
After relentless police raids on the downtown encampments of Occupy SF, the once-mighty tent city has dwindled to only a handful of daytime protesters outside the Federal Reserve Bank on Market Street. But mavens of the highly publicized movement against U.S. wealth inequity say they have another idea in store — Occupy 2.0. Read More
Although many of this year’s San Francisco mayoral candidates already had municipal jobs before they decided to run for The City’s top post, others are now seeking work.And one of them has found it, at least for now.Former Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who was a self-proclaimed professional candidate for more than a year, is now on the payroll of SamTrans and Caltrain — which are both part of the San Mateo County Transit District — as an interim community relations manager. Read More
Any proposals coming out of City Hall that could be job killers would face a tougher and slower process under a charter amendment submitted Tuesday by Mayor Ed Lee.
For years, business advocates have complained that the Board of Supervisors doesn’t listen to them when it comes to proposals that impact their bottom line, most recently over changes proposed by progressive board members to The City’s health care mandate. Read More