Oakland May Require More Local Ownership Of Medical Marijuana DispensariesA proposal to require more local ownership of medical-marijuana outlets in Oakland has taken a step forward.
San Francisco’s Local Hire Program Skyrockets Past GoalsSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other city officials Tuesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the city's local hire ordinance.
East Bay Interfaith Community Encourages Employers To Hire FelonsA key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called "ban the box" approach to hiring, which means employers don't ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they've ever been incarcerated.
San Francisco Hospital Offers $1.1 Billion In Community Benefits For Expansion ApprovalCalifornia Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has offered a $1.1 billion community benefits plan for the city in exchange for approval of an expansion plan.
San Francisco Mayor Lee, CCSF To Implement Local Hiring LawSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday announced a plan to implement the city’s new local hiring law, and on Thursday City College trustees announced a similar resolution to address what they say is a lack of local hiring at one of their campuses.
Bay Area Assemblyman Looks To Water Down Local-Hire Mandate The bill introduced by Assemblyman Jerry Hill would gut the law by prohibiting the use of state funds where the 50 percent mandate is used and banning its use on jobs outside the city limits.
Construction Workers Picket UCSF Mission Bay Project For JobsUnemployed tradesman picketed a hospital construction project at UCSF Mission Bay on Thursday to demand that more local workers be hired for jobs on the site.
Proposed San Francisco Hiring Plan Angers Neighboring CountiesUnemployed union workers are demanding that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom sign a measure requiring the city to hire more local employees for construction jobs, and business groups in at least one neighboring county oppose the law.
San Francisco Mandates Local Hiring For City Construction ProjectsSan Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved legislation that would mandate certain amounts of city residents be hired for city-funded construction projects.
San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Mandating 50% Local HiresA San Francisco supervisor wants a 50 percent local hiring mandate to put the unemployed to work on city-funded projects.

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