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A homeless man sleeps in the doorway of a closed store in San Francisco, California.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As Mayor

There’s been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city’s parks and open spaces.

05/04/2015

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Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb Rentals

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.

04/24/2015

Homeless people seen across the street from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. (CBS)

Mayor Lee Says San Francisco On Track To End Veteran Homelessness This Year

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald expressed his support in San Francisco Wednesday for additional Bay Area resources to help get homeless veterans into stable housing.

04/22/2015

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee: No Room For Homeless In Super Bowl 50 Fan Village

San Francisco’s plans for the Super Bowl City were revealed Tuesday, and while city officials count down to the kickoff they also must deal with large crowds of homeless who camp out in the heart of where the celebration is planned.

04/22/2015

A San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Salesforce Heavily Funds Reinstated SFPD Cadet Academy; Targets Diverse Youth

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that the city’s police department would revive their cadet academy, aiming to recruit diverse youths from the city’s high-risk neighborhoods for paying jobs within the force.

03/31/2015

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

San Francisco Mayor Bans City Workers From Indiana Travel After Passage Of Religious Liberty Law

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is forbidding city employees from traveling to Indiana following Thursday’s enactment of a ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.

03/26/2015

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Airbnb To Pay Millions Of Dollars In Back Taxes To San Francisco

The short-term housing rental service Airbnb has agreed to pay back taxes owed to San Francisco that were estimated to be millions of dollars.

02/19/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

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Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle Advocates

A proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.

02/16/2015

Bike involved in fatal collision with cement truck near AT&T Park that killed a cyclist.

Truckers Face New Requirements For San Francisco’s Vision Zero Traffic-Safety Initiative

Many professional truck drivers who travel in San Francisco will soon be required to take a safety training program as part of the city’s Vision Zero action strategy to meet the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.

02/10/2015

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