Eric Mar

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

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Sugary Beverages Cost SF Millions In Health Care Expenses

A new report from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Legislative Analyst has found that the consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened beverages costs San Francisco residents millions in health care expenses.

12/12/2013

Food Bank

New Report Shows Hunger A Real Issue In San Francisco

The findings from the San Francisco Food Security Task Force show that one in four San Franciscans are at risk of missing meals and going hungry.

11/21/2013

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Supervisor Proposes Prioritizing SF Muni Funds For Low-Income Areas

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced Tuesday by a city supervisor.

11/20/2013

soda, soft drinks

Second San Francisco Supervisor Authors Soda Tax Proposal

A second member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has introduced a measure to tax sodas and other sugary beverages, almost identical to a proposal offered by another member last month.

11/18/2013

Soda vending machine (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

2 San Francisco Supervisors Introduce Soda Tax Proposals

Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city.

10/29/2013

(CBS)

San Francisco Supes Allows City To Seek State Grant For New Jail

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the current Hall of Justice building.

10/22/2013

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

A food truck in the region. (CBS/ Getty Images)

SF Supes Hope New Legislation Will End Fights Over Food Trucks

New legislation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors aims to give food trucks more breathing room while keeping them at a distance from public schools.

06/19/2013

San Francisco City College (CBS)

Board Of Supes To Vote On New Ways To Help Fund SF City College

A resolution introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar that urges City College trustees to use new tax revenue to restore cuts from the school’s budget has passed.

04/18/2013

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