City Hall: Legislators approve Transbay Cable

A plan to submerge an electrical line beneath the floor of the Bay — to bring energy from Pittsburg to San Francisco — was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday with a 9-2 vote.

In exchange for the nonexclusive license for use of property within the San Francisco County line, the Port of San Francisco would receive at least $36.2 million during the initial 25-year licensing period and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission would receive $23.5 million.

The cable is a joint project between Babcock and Brown and the city of Pittsburg.

Supervisors Chris Daly and Ross Mirkarimi voted against the resolution supporting the project.

Critics of the project said it didn’t fit with The City’s progressive energy policies.

SFUSD

District, teachers union begin talks with mediator

Contract negotiations between the San Francisco Unified School District and the United Educators of San Francisco will resume today with a state mediator at the table.

At the last negotiation meeting in June, both sides deadlocked on when a 3 percent raise would go into effect.

The union wanted the raise to start on July 1 and the district wanted to wait until Jan. 1, 2008.

The teachers’ contract expired June 30.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

Kamala Harris scheduled to announce bid for re-election

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is scheduled to officially begin her re-election bid in November at a 1:30 p.m. ceremony on the Polk Street side of San Francisco City Hall.

Harris will sign nomination papers with the San Francisco Department of Elections.

At press time Tuesday, no other candidates had entered the district attorney race.

E-mail your city officials:

Mayor: Gavin Newsom

Supervisors: Jake McGoldrick – District 1; Michela Alioto-Pier – District 2; Aaron Peskin – District 3; Ed Jew – District 4; Ross Mirkarimi – District 5; Chris Daly – District 6; Sean Elsbernd – District 7; Bevan Dufty – District 8; Tom Ammiano – District 9; Sophie Maxwell – District 10; Gerardo Sandoval – District 11

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Giants second baseman Donovan Solano scores on a double in the seventh inning against the Dodgers at Oracle Park on July 29. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Will the Giants make the playoffs? Kris Bryant may be the answer

By Chris Haft Special to The Examiner You’d be hard-pressed to find… Continue reading

Tiffany Carter, owner of Boug Cali West Coast Creole Shack in San Francisco’s La Cocina Marketplace, was dismayed by gentrification she found when she returned to her hometown to start a business. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF Black Wallstreet: Helping residents build wealth, reclaim spaces they’ve had to leave

Tiffany Carter moved back to her hometown of San Francisco five years… Continue reading

A prescribed fire at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks was conducted in June 2016 to reduce hazardous fuel loading, increase watershed health, and restore the natural fire cycle in the Redwood Canyon area ecosystem. (Photo courtesy Rebecca Paterson/National Park Service)
Experts, UC scientists discuss wildfires in the state’s riskiest regions

Wildfires are nothing new in California’s history, but the magnitude and frequencies… Continue reading

Fourth-grade students at Lucerne Valley Elementary School don masks and Western wear for a “Walk Through California” history day during in-person instruction. (Courtesy of Krystal Nelson)
Confusion over mask mandate for California schools sparks tension between districts and parents

By Diana Lambert EdSource Shifting rules around mask mandates at schools are… Continue reading

In his extensive filming of The City during the pandemic, Eric Goodfield said he has been “observing how the environment affects the behavior of people.” (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
Filmmaker Eric Goodfield fixes lens on SF’s COVID days

140 days of shooting in The City made for ‘greatest adventure’

Most Read