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Phil Matier: SF Could Soon See ‘Sin Tax’ For Soda

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a ballot measure that would put a tax on sugary drinks. Under his proposal, money from the tax would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for the city’s young people.

10/28/2013

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

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

Supervisor Calls For Increased Enforcement Of San Francisco’s Double Parking Laws

Vehicles double parked on San Francisco’s streets should be the target of more enforcement by parking control and police officers, a city supervisor said at a hearing held Monday on the issue.

10/01/2013

Artist rendering of the proposed San Francisco waterfront arena for the Golden State Warriors. (Snøhetta and AECOM)

San Francisco Supervisor Wants Traffic Impact Report For Proposed Warriors’ Arena

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has asked the city’s transportation authority for an audit on the public transit impacts of a new Golden State Warriors arena proposed to go along the waterfront.

09/24/2013

Van Ness Ave. at Clay Street in San Francisco. (Goodshoped35110s/Wikimedia Commons)

San Francisco Transit Officials Push Dedicated Bus Lanes For Van Ness Ave.

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency is considering whether to approve a Muni rapid transit plan for busy Van Ness Avenue with dedicated bus lanes down the middle of the road.

09/10/2013

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SF Board of Supes Addresses Muni’s Challenges of Projected Population Growth

San Francisco Municipal Railway has a long way to go to meet the transportation needs of the future, according to population growth projections presented at Monday’s Board of Supervisors hearing.

07/23/2013

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

Homeless Advocates Balk At Plan To Close SF Parks At Night

Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would close San Francisco City Parks at night. The city’s homeless advocates, however, say that the measure would criminalize park dwellers.

07/23/2013

A food truck in the region. (CBS/ Getty Images)

SF Supes Hope New Legislation Will End Fights Over Food Trucks

New legislation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors aims to give food trucks more breathing room while keeping them at a distance from public schools.

06/19/2013

Muni Bus

San Francisco Supervisor Says Muni Unprepared For Population Growth

A member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors said Muni is not only doing a poor job of serving current riders, but has no plans to meet the demands of a growing population and workforce.

06/11/2013

Customers line up at a food truck. (Fred Dufour/AFP/GettyImages)

SF School Board Opposes New Food Truck Regulations

After two years of negotiations, a San Francisco supervisor has come up with a compromise plan for new food truck regulation that both food truck vendors and restaurant owners say they can live with, but the plan still faces opposition from educators.

06/11/2013

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