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SF’s Plastic Water Bottle Ban Proposal Puts Industry Against Environmentalists

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu’s plastic water bottle ban proposal was heard before a Board of Supervisors’ committee Monday and will go before the full board March 4th.

02/25/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislators Tweaking Proposal To Ban Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles In San Francisco

Legislation in San Francisco to ban the sale of water in plastic bottles is undergoing some tweaks since the City’s Small Business Commission has been vocal about their serious reservations about the proposal.

02/17/2014

Bottles of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks sit in a cooler at a 76 gas station on March 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Supervisors Look To Put Sugary Drink Tax On Ballot

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.

02/05/2014

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San Francisco Non-Profits May Get Rent Subsidies In Newly-Proposed Legislation

San Francisco non-profits being squeezed by rising commercial rents may soon be getting a bail out from the City with newly proposed legislation to subsidize their rent.

01/10/2014

Empty water bottles (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Propose Ban On Plastic Water Bottle Sales

The sale of plastic water bottles on city property could soon be banned under a proposal introduced Tuesday by a San Francisco supervisor.

12/18/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent is displayed in a window in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Through The Roof – Tech Influx Hikes SF Rents

San Francisco currently has the highest average rent in America. Meanwhile, real estate speculators are cashing in on the boom by snapping up buildings and evicting longtime tenants.

12/16/2013

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Proposes 2 New Affordable Options For Tenants

San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ President David Chiu is seeking affordable housing options for tenants with two proposals. One deals with Ellis Act evictions and the other with in-law units.

11/26/2013

8 Washington

San Francisco Voters Reject Ballot Measures For Proposed Condos Along Waterfront

8 Washington, a proposed 134-unit condominium project along the city’s waterfront, will now have to go back to the drawing board.

11/06/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco May Give Workers Right To Request Flexible Schedules

Employees in San Francisco with children or other dependents will have the right to request a more flexible work schedule via legislation given unanimous initial approval Tuesday by the city’s Board of Supervisors.

10/01/2013

Supervisor David Chiu (San Francisco Board of Supervisors)

San Francisco Supervisor Chiu Seeking State Assembly Seat

San Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu announced Thursday his candidacy for a state Assembly seat.

09/13/2013

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