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Supervisor Malia Cohen on Tuesday requested Budget Analyst Harvey Rose to examine changing the traditional budget process in The City. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Study will examine changing SF’s budget process

Fresh off leading a rollicking budget process, Supervisor Malia Cohen, who for…

 

Top stories of the week: driverless Ubers, funding for homeless, Twitter surveillance

Top stories of the week: driverless Ubers, funding for homeless, Twitter surveillance

Had a busy week? Here are our top local news stories from the past…

 

City College of San Francisco faculty members gather outside the Civic Center Campus in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 during a one-day strike. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Balancing SF budget could come at cost of free City College

As San Francisco engages in a budget re-balancing act in the middle…

 

The Mayor's Office has identified uses for $77 million of a $310 million, voter-approved housing bond from 2015. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco plans for first uses of 2015 housing bond

San Francisco is about to put to work the funds of a…

The Mayor's Office has identified uses for $77 million of a $310 million, voter-approved housing bond from 2015. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Amid heated political sparring, San Francisco approves $9.6 billion budget

Despite heated exchanges with accusations of hypocrisy and extortion, the Board of…

Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Budget proposal holds SFPD funding hostage until reforms happen

Reform or don’t get paid. That’s the message Supervisor John Avalos is…

An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee presents his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year to department chairs, city employees and members of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Proposed SF budget focuses on homelessness, police

San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force…

Mayor Ed Lee presents his proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year to department chairs, city employees and members of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor Ed Lee announces $9.6B budget focusing on safety, cleanliness and homeless

San Francisco is poised to expand homeless services, increase its police force…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

City departments exceed overtime budgets

San Francisco has incurred nearly $25 million more in overtime costs than…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

SFUSD budget incorporates community input

I’ll say this about the San Francisco Unified School District: We really…

The San Francisco Unified School District is seeking community feedback on its Local Control and Accountability Plan, which allocates supplemental funding from the state. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, talks to reporters following a closed-door caucus meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conservatives block budget; Ryan cites anxiety among voters

WASHINGTON — Dealing an embarrassing setback to House Speaker Paul Ryan, tea…

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., right, talks to reporters following a closed-door caucus meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Muni’s proposed fare increases include a 25 cent hike on the Discount Cash Fare. (Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner)

Muni pass, parking fees likely to increase

Muni fares and private parking fees may soon rise, and the first…

Muni’s proposed fare increases include a 25 cent hike on the Discount Cash Fare. (Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner)

Former City workers who turn judges could see pension bump

Judges who are former employees with San Francisco government are in line…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)

Animal shelter left out of Lee’s $350M bond proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s $350 million bond slated for the June ballot has…

(Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk from a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Bargainers near agreement on spending, tax cut deal

WASHINGTON — Congress and the White House stood on the cusp Tuesday…

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk from a closed-door Democratic caucus lunch, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress on track to OK budget and debt deal

WASHINGTON — The Senate marched Thursday toward a final vote on a…

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks with members of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

No shutdown, no default: Congress leaders, Obama back deal

WASHINGTON — Striving to end a cycle of crisis, congressional leaders and…

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Redgwick Construction Company employee Frank Bolivar does a hand stamping technique to help create a grid on the pavement of Natoma Street on Monday, July 6, 2015. The work is a part of the South of Market Alleyways Improvement Project, whose goal is to make the alleyways more friendly for pedestrians and bicyclists by slowing down autos and improving the appearance of the alleyways. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

SF 311 service expanding role to send electronic public notices

San Francisco’s 311 call center could soon expand to add a neighborhood…

Redgwick Construction Company employee Frank Bolivar does a hand stamping technique to help create a grid on the pavement of Natoma Street on Monday, July 6, 2015. The work is a part of the South of Market Alleyways Improvement Project, whose goal is to make the alleyways more friendly for pedestrians and bicyclists by slowing down autos and improving the appearance of the alleyways. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
George Washington High School is among one of the entities that will benefit from budget add-backs for the proposed fiscal year budget.  Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner photo

City’s district dollars in focus: Budget add-backs help provide for smaller neighborhood needs

If not for the annual budget add-back process, the smaller needs of…

George Washington High School is among one of the entities that will benefit from budget add-backs for the proposed fiscal year budget.  Michael Ares/S.F. Examiner photo
Because the local economy shows little sign of slowing down, there are revenues to make greater investments in city services, like Muni and police, during the next fiscal year.

SF supes committee, mayor reach budget deal

After three days of behind-the-scenes negotiations, a budget deal was struck Wednesday…

Because the local economy shows little sign of slowing down, there are revenues to make greater investments in city services, like Muni and police, during the next fiscal year.