John Avalos

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

Electric Muni buses make their way down Stockton Street in San Francisco's Chinatown District. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Task Force Calls For $3 Billion In Taxes And Fees To Upgrade SF Transportation

San Francisco taxpayers could be asked to approve $3 billion in taxes and fees to help pay for fixes for the city’s transportation system as a task force assembled by Mayor Ed Lee will bring its recommendations to City Hall on Monday.

11/25/2013

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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

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San Francisco Considers Limiting Police Cooperation With Immigration Officials

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that would prevent local law enforcement from putting immigration holds on individuals scheduled for jail release.

09/24/2013

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SF Public Utilities Commission Halts Plan For Green Energy Program

In a stunning defeat for green power advocates, San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission has halted a decade-old plan to develop a city-operated power program to generate clean energy for residents.

08/14/2013

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Plan Urging San Francisco To Divest From Oil Companies Moves Forward

Activists fighting climate change and the oil companies persuaded a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee to move forward with a resolution Wednesday for the city’s retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments.

04/10/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

America’s Cup Report Cuts Projected Bay Area Economic Benefits Nearly In Half

A new report has cut the Bay Area’s economic benefits from the America’s Cup Race this summer in San Francisco from $1.4 billion down to $780 million.

03/12/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Supervisor Claims SF Was ‘F-ing Played’ By America’s Cup Organizers

The America’s Cup Organizing committee is millions short in coming up with private funds to cover the costs of covering the yachting race. Now a San Francisco supervisor has said city officials were “f-ing played” by race organizers and he’s “f-ing ashamed” of the likelihood that the city will spend millions in public funds on the event.

02/19/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco May Increase Spending On Domestic Violence Program

Last year’s domestic violence scandal involving San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could translate into more money for the city’s domestic violence programs when it goes before the board of supervisors.

02/07/2013

John Avalos

SF Supervisor Urges Pension Divestment From Firearm, Fossil Fuel Companies

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos introduced resolutions earlier this week urging the retirement board of the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System to divest more than $1.9 billion away from firearm and fossil fuels companies over the next five years.

02/07/2013

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