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John Avalos

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Inside a life-size model of a 150 square foot apartment. (CBS)

San Francisco Supervisors Approve 220 Square Foot Apartments

San Francisco’s building code got downsized Tuesday with the Board of Supervisor’s approval of a pilot program that will build efficiency units, or apartments with reduced square footage requirements.

11/20/2012

John Avalos

San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Regulations On Corporate Shuttle Buses

The buses are used by tech companies in Silicon Valley to shuttle employees from San Francisco.

10/18/2012

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‘Dew Tour’ Competitions Begin At SF Civic Center

An extreme sports event kicked off Thursday in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, which has been transformed into a landscape of concrete and…

10/18/2012

Rev. Salvatore Cordileone

New San Francisco Archbishop’s Views Questioned By Board Of Supes

San Francisco’s new Catholic Archbishop, The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, is getting mixed reaction from the city’s Board of Supervisors over his views on same-sex marriage.

10/03/2012

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