“It is time for San Francisco to act on CEQA reform,” Opinion, Thursday Read More
The pee-parazzi has been ordered by a judge to stay at least 150 yards away from Supervisor Scott Wiener.
Michael Petrelis, a blogger and gay-rights activist who has been a vocal critic of Wiener’s policies, was given the order Wednesday after he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. The charge is related to an October blog post in which Petrelis described his attempt to photograph Wiener using a urinal at City Hall. Read More
After two years of ups and downs, The City’s low-income youths and their families and advocates can finally take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the moment.
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors accepted $1.6 million in regional grant funding that will clear the way for a 16-month pilot project to provide free Muni service to 40,000 low-income youths. The program is scheduled to begin in March. Read More
It’s no secret that housing is expensive in San Francisco. Only 11 percent of San Franciscans can afford to purchase the average-priced home. Rents, always high, are even higher these days. It seems like we are perpetually at risk of pricing out our young people, working people, seniors, families and our middle class generally. To address this crisis, we need to think broadly and creatively and make our housing policies more flexible. Read More
One city supervisor says the political will finally exists to allow homeowners to bypass the condo-conversion lottery system for a one-time fee.
Supervisor Mark Farrell wants people with tenancy-in-common units to get a one-time deal to pay up to $20,000 per unit to bypass The City’s condo-conversion lottery.
“It’s assisting property owners who need help,” Farrell said. Read More
Muni could receive a boost for its free youth plan after a $4 million allocation from a regional agency was recommended, but it’s unclear if that will be enough to fund the $5 million undertaking. Read More