Top stories of the week, 12/9

Top stories of the week, 12/9

Had a busy week? Here are our top local news stories from the past few days.

Mayor’s budget plan triggers tug-of-war over free CCSF, homeless services
Mayor Ed Lee divided up a smaller than expected pot of new revenue for city government on Thursday, backing street tree maintenance but cutting homeless services and jeopardizing what may be City College of San Francisco’s best chance to rebound. Learn how your tax dollars are being spent here.

First major survey of elementary school student commutes show parents mostly drive
The survey found 56.5 percent of students in kindergarten through fifth grade are driven by a parent or caregiver to school. Check out the numbers and our analysis here.

Among major cities, SF has highest percentage of unsheltered homeless youth
That glaring fact about a segment of the homeless population some call “invisible” comes as The City is considering new efforts to reduce the number of homeless people on the streets and target specific populations. Learn what’s in the works here.

Airbnb policy head confident SF’s new ‘moderate’ tilt will favor tech giant
Lehane attributed Airbnb’s recent political losses — like Supervisor David Campos’ requirement that the platform only list users registered to home share in San Francisco — to the “decades-running battle between moderates and progressives over who controls The City.” Learn more about the future of Airbnb here.

Uber and Lyft use at SFO increases six-fold in two years, BART loses ridership
Lyft was used at SFO in Oct. 2016 108,388 times, and Uber was used 469,823 times. Read more here.

Should Golden Gate Park streets be closed to cars? Community mulls traffic ideas
Neighbors contributed their ideas at a community meeting Saturday at Golden Gate Park’s County Fair Building, convened by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Learn more about the plans here.

Vigils for Ghost Ship fire victims held in SF, Oakland
Friends, family and supporters gathered in both San Francisco and Oakland, Calif. Monday, December 5, 2016 at two separate vigils to remember the 36 people who died in Friday’s three-alarm fire that tore through a two-story warehouse party in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. See photos here.

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