Supervisor John Avalos

Task Force Calls For $3 Billion In Taxes And Fees To Upgrade SF TransportationSan Francisco taxpayers could be asked to approve $3 billion in taxes and fees to help pay for fixes for the city's transportation system as a task force assembled by Mayor Ed Lee will bring its recommendations to City Hall on Monday.
Supervisor Proposes Prioritizing SF Muni Funds For Low-Income AreasNew funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city's low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced Tuesday by a city supervisor.
San Francisco Considers Limiting Police Cooperation With Immigration OfficialsThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering legislation that would prevent local law enforcement from putting immigration holds on individuals scheduled for jail release.
America’s Cup Foggy Revenue Prospects
New Setback For SF Alternative Energy Plan; Mayor: ‘Green Power Not Dead’Proponents of a green power alternative to PG&E in San Francisco are frustrated, but not deterred by delays to the city’s long awaited renewable energy program.
SF Supervisor Touts Legislation To Keep Illegal Immigrants Away From FedsA San Francisco supervisor is introducing legislation to keep undocumented immigrants in jail from being turned over to the feds for deportation.
America’s Cup Report Cuts Projected Bay Area Economic Benefits Nearly In HalfA 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.
San Francisco May Increase Spending On Domestic Violence ProgramLast 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.
SF Supervisor Urges Pension Divestment From Firearm, Fossil Fuel CompaniesSan 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.
San Francisco Voters Considering Parcel Tax To Save City CollegeDozens of San Francisco City College supporters gathered on the steps of City Hall Tuesday to urge passage of a parcel tax to ward off class closures.
SF Business Tax Reform Plans Combined For November Ballot San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the Board of Supervisors reached a compromise on Monday for a November ballot proposal that could bring dramatic reform the city’s business tax system.
San Francisco Supervisor: Ouija Board Comment Was A JokeA San Francisco supervisor who said he consulted a Ouija board before a vote now says he was joking—and the only spirit he was summoning was the spirit of humor.