David Chiu

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

Pedestrians cross Powell St. at Union Square on January 14, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Supervisor Wants SF Workers Offered Flexible Schedules

A proposal by the chairman of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would allow workers to request flexible working hours from their employers.

06/11/2013

Warriors San Francisco Venue Development Project

State Commission Seeks Fine-Tuning Of Warriors Arena Plan

The state commission that regulates development along the San Francisco Bay shoreline has declined to take a formal position on state legislation concerning the proposed Warriors arena on the San Francisco Waterfront.

05/17/2013

parking meter

San Francisco Supervisor Seeks App To Keep Drivers From Being Towed

Having your car towed in San Francisco is a pricey proposition. Supervisor David Chiu has asked the San Francisco Police Department, the Department of Public Works and transportation officials to help find ways to prevent drivers from being towed.

04/04/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Backing Plan To Ban New Bars On Polk Street

The proposal, by Sup. David Chiu, was drafted in response to neighbor complaints that that there are simply too many places offering alcohol on the strip, between California and O’Farrell streets. There are 45 active alcohol permits in the area.

04/02/2013

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

Lawmakers Pushing SF Ban On Plastic Water Bottles At Events, Parks

Environmentalists on Wednesday pushed for curbs on plastic water bottle sales in San Francisco City as well the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

03/27/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Nob Hill Residents Lobby SF Supervisor For Moratorium On Bars

Residents of lower Nob Hill, frustrated with the raucous bar scene that has cropped up near Polk Street, have been pushing San Francisco officials for a moratorium on bars in the neighborhood.

02/21/2013

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