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San Francisco’s Political Leaders Ecstatic About Hosting Super Bowl L

San Francisco’s political leaders were in the middle of celebrating the Golden State Warriors’ achievements when Mayor Lee received a note that said his city won the bid to host the 50th Super Bowl.



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.


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SF Revives Push To Ditch Ranked Choice Voting

Runoff elections between the top two vote-getters would decide contests for mayor, sheriff, city attorney, district attorney, treasurer and assessor where no candidate got a 50 percent plus one vote majority.


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San Francisco Allows 49ers Out Of Candlestick Lease Early

Weeks after the 49ers broke ground on a new stadium in Santa Clara, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to allow the team out of their Candlestick Park lease early.


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San Francisco Considers Extending Film Crew Perks

A push is on in San Francisco to extend tax breaks for the film industry for a couple more years.


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San Francisco Supervisors Propose Repeal of Ranked-Choice Voting

A charter amendment proposal was introduced at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday which would put an end to the city’s experiment with rank choice voting.


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San Francisco May Not Be Able To Afford Eliminating Stock Option Taxes

A new controller’s report says eliminating San Francisco’s payroll tax on stock options would cost the city up to $75,000 a year in future revenue.


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San Francisco Considers Dropping Stock Option Tax

San Francisco would no longer tax stock options under a proposal introduced Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting.


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San Francisco Mayor Forms High Tech Advisory Board

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has signed up some of the city’s top technology companies to join his new Technology Advisory Council with the goal of growing San Francisco’s high tech industry.


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San Francisco Moves Closer To Jazzing Up Upper Fillmore

San Francisco’s Upper Fillmore neighborhood could be spruced up with legislation on the table that would lift a ban on new restaurants.