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Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall showdown intensifies over possible veto of tenant protections

The deadline is fast approaching for Mayor Ed Lee to decide whether…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Developers spared from having to pay larger transit fees

San Francisco slightly increased the proposed transit impact free on development Monday…

The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A vote rejecting an environmental review of a landfill contract was a win for Recology. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Recology scores a victory in landfill agreement dispute

San Francisco’s garbage is destined for a new home, following a Board…

A vote rejecting an environmental review of a landfill contract was a win for Recology. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A proposal to charge developers an impact fee to boost Muni and other transit needs is under discussion at the Board of Supervisors. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Debate rolls on over development impact fee ‘sweet spot’ for Muni

San Francisco’s debate over a proposed fee on development to generate millions…

A proposal to charge developers an impact fee to boost Muni and other transit needs is under discussion at the Board of Supervisors. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)
Supervisor Scott Wiener is planning to introduce a proposal that would increase subway infrastructure. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Scott Wiener proposes new subway tunnels throughout city

Despite all the transit successes San Francisco enjoys in its urban core,…

Supervisor Scott Wiener is planning to introduce a proposal that would increase subway infrastructure. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)
A proposed Transportation Sustainability Fee on new development could help San Francisco generate more than $400 million for transit spending over the next 30 years, but some small business owners are worried about the increased costs. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Small businesses could be burdened with transit fee

If a 4,000-square-foot restaurant wants to expand to 8,000 square feet, a…

A proposed Transportation Sustainability Fee on new development could help San Francisco generate more than $400 million for transit spending over the next 30 years, but some small business owners are worried about the increased costs. (Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF OKs new in-law housing units in 2 districts

Thousands of new housing units are expected to come onto the real…

The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Filling in the gaps: New proposals to address longstanding issues in The City’s housing market

San Francisco is moving closer to approving a proposal to squeeze new…

The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
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San Francisco prepares for marijuana legalization

If California legalizes marijuana next year, it remains to be seen whether…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File
Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.

SF soda warning label proposal advances

Soda advertisements in San Francisco may soon come with warning labels about…

Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.
File photoScott Wiener

SF Democratic Party says no to Mission moratorium in close vote

In a narrow vote of 13-10 Wednesday, the local arm of the…

File photoScott Wiener

Pink Saturday rescued from brink of cancellation

San Francisco’s big street party on the eve of the Pride Parade…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighborhoods such as the Sunset are already tightly packed

Cottage industry: The ups and downs of building backyard homes in SF

The simplest solution to San Francisco's housing crisis, development advocates say, is…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerNeighborhoods such as the Sunset are already tightly packed
(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)

Supervisors renew battle against sugary drinks with proposal targeting ads

After losing an effort to impose a tax on sugary beverages in…

(Jeff Chiu/2014 AP file photo)
Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.

Ad campaign signals SF soda battle far from over

Less than three months after San Francisco voters rejected a tax on…

Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Police Department is several hundred officers short of its mandated staffing level of 1

SF supervisors ask police to explain connection between rising crime and staffing level

At least two supervisors are worried that there are not enough police…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Police Department is several hundred officers short of its mandated staffing level of 1
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

Coalition strives to make SF the first city with zero new HIV infections

Bolstering The City's annual spending on HIV-related services and prevention measures, a…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

SF supervisor proposes changes to the ballot measure process

Come November, San Francisco voters may have a chance to change certain…

Mel Evans/AP PhotoNext year the FDA plans to recommend lifting the ban that prevents gay men from donating blood.

Federal policy change on gay men donating blood called pointless due to restrictions

The announcement Tuesday by the federal government to recommend ending a decades-old…

Mel Evans/AP PhotoNext year the FDA plans to recommend lifting the ban that prevents gay men from donating blood.