California Bill Aims To Protect Undocumented Immigrants From Workplace RaidsReports of federal agents raiding workplaces in search of undocumented immigrants has California legislators proposing a new law.
Bay Area Lawmaker Decries Trump's Proposed $6B Cut To HUD Budget"This is a housing crisis that preceded Donald Trump, but it is about to be exacerbated by our president," said Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco.
San Francisco Lawmaker Wants Automated Cameras to Identify, Ticket SpeedersAssemblyman David Chiu introduced a bill which would make automatic speed-enforcement cameras and ticketing legal in the state. He defended his plan in an interview on KPIX with Phil Matier.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To Remove Hazardous Chemicals From Nail Salons StatewideThe Healthy Nail Salon Task Force created by Assemblymember David Chiu will work through the fall on nail salon issues with a goal of pursuing legislation during the 2016 session that begins in January.
California Pregnancy Centers Would Have To Tell Visitors Abortion Is An Option Under New BillCrisis pregnancy centers in California would have to tell visitors that abortion is an option under legislation approved by the state Assembly.
Bill Would Mandate California Stores, Restaurants To Schedule Workers 2 Weeks AheadA lawmaker from the Bay Area has introduced a bill that would require some California retailers and restaurant chains to schedule employees at least two weeks in advance and would give workers additional pay for last-minute changes.
David Campos Concedes To David Chiu In Race For San Francisco Assembly SeatSan Francisco Supervisor David Campos has conceded the race for the District 17 state assembly seat, his rival Supervisor David Chiu said Thursday evening.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block SF’s Airbnb Legislation; Calls It ‘Unconstitutional’San Francisco's new law legalizing home shares suffered a setback Monday when HomeAway filed a lawsuit challenging the measure.
San Francisco Looks To Require Pharmaceutical Companies To Fund Drug Take-Back ProgramSan Francisco Board of Supervisors president David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would require pharmaceutical companies distributing their drugs within the city to fully fund and administer a permanent citywide drug take-back program.
Supervisors Question Implementation Of San Francisco’s Plastic Water-Bottle Ban Amending San Francisco's plastic water bottle ban was the subject of a recent Board of Supervisors' hearing. As of October 1st, events with access to onsite water have been prohibited from selling bottled water.
Making San Francisco Homeowners Responsible For Care Of Trees Was Mistake, City Supervisors SaySome San Francisco supervisors are calling for a hearing to look into the city's policy making property owners responsible for maintaining city-owned trees.
SF Supervisor Pushes Predictable Schedules For Retail Store WorkersA San Francisco supervisor wants retail stores to give their employees more predictable work schedules.
San Francisco Moves Closer To Legalizing Airbnb, Other Short-Term RentalsIn an effort to regulate short-term rentals—made popular by services such as Airbnb, San Francisco passed its first legislative test Thursday at City Hall, where the planning commission gave tentative approval a controversial proposal after a four-hour long public hearing.
San Francisco Supervisors Consider Tax Breaks To Seed Urban Garden GrowthA new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would give significant tax breaks for property owners willing to set aside their empty lots as urban gardens.
Airbnb Starts Collecting Hotel Tax In Portland— San Francisco Likely To Be Next Airbnb began collecting hotel taxes Tuesday for all of its reservations in Portland, Oregon and is expected to soon do the same in San Francisco.