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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

A sign advertising an apartment for rent hangs from a fire escape in front of an apartment building July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, California. As the economy continues to falter, vacancy rates for U.S. apartments have spiked to a twenty two year high of 7.5 percent, just short of the record high of 7.8 percent set in 1986. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors Discuss Alarming Ellis Act Eviction Rates With City Tenants

Tenants advocates in San Francisco want the Board of Supervisors to do more about the number of evictions in the city.

11/15/2013

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San Francisco Voters Reject Ballot Measures For Proposed Condos Along Waterfront

8 Washington, a proposed 134-unit condominium project along the city’s waterfront, will now have to go back to the drawing board.

11/06/2013

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

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Homeless Advocates Pushing Back Against Proposed Night Closure Of SF Parks

Dozens of homeless advocates camped out overnight in San Francisco’s Dolores Park Monday night after holding a “sleep-in” protest against one supervisor’s plan to close city parks from midnight to 5 a.m.

10/29/2013

Bullets and a clip. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Supervisors To Vote On Firearm And Ammunition Controls

San Francisco Supervisors will soon be voting on some new controls on the use and ownership of firearms and ammunition. The legislation was approved by a supervisors’ committee this week.

10/14/2013

Conservatory of Flowers

Push To Close San Francisco City Parks At Night Moves Forward

A proposal to establish citywide park closure hours in San Francisco came one step closer to approval Monday when it was passed by a Board of Supervisors committee.

10/08/2013

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 San Francisco Police patrol car (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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 Supervisors Expected To Approve Memorandum Of Understanding With Police Union

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a new “Memorandum of Understanding” with the city’s police union next week. Already approved by a supervisors’ committee, it would essentially extend the existing police contract until 2018, thereby freezing officers’ pay for another two years. There would be a 5% raise over the following three years.

09/13/2013

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