6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As MayorThere's been a significant increase recently in the number of citations issued in San Francisco to the homeless who camp out in the city's parks and open spaces.
Planning Commission Recommends a 120 Night Per Year Hosting Cap On SF Airbnb RentalsSan Francisco's Planning Commission has recommended putting a cap on hosting short-term housing rentals to 120 nights a year in an amendment proposed by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell.
Mayor Lee Says San Francisco On Track To End Veteran Homelessness This Year U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald expressed his support in San Francisco Wednesday for additional Bay Area resources to help get homeless veterans into stable housing.
Mayor Lee: No Room For Homeless In Super Bowl 50 Fan VillageSan Francisco’s plans for the Super Bowl City were revealed Tuesday, and while city officials count down to the kickoff they also must deal with large crowds of homeless who camp out in the heart of where the celebration is planned.
Salesforce Heavily Funds Reinstated SFPD Cadet Academy; Targets Diverse Youth San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced that the city’s police department would revive their cadet academy, aiming to recruit diverse youths from the city's high-risk neighborhoods for paying jobs within the force.
San Francisco Mayor Bans City Workers From Indiana Travel After Passage Of Religious Liberty LawSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is forbidding city employees from traveling to Indiana following Thursday's enactment of a ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.
Airbnb To Pay Millions Of Dollars In Back Taxes To San FranciscoThe short-term housing rental service Airbnb has agreed to pay back taxes owed to San Francisco that were estimated to be millions of dollars.
‘Final Contract Offer' Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker SettlementContract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.
Phil Matier: Proposed California Law Requiring Adult Cyclists Wear Helmets Not Gaining Traction With Some Bicycle AdvocatesA proposed California state law that would require adult cyclists to wear a helmet while riding or face a fine is not gaining much traction amongst bicycle advocates.
Truckers Face New Requirements For San Francisco’s Vision Zero Traffic-Safety InitiativeMany professional truck drivers who travel in San Francisco will soon be required to take a safety training program as part of the city’s Vision Zero action strategy to meet the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.
Mayor Lee Makes Light Of Disneyland Measles Cases At San Francisco EventAt an event in San Francisco Thursday night, Mayor Ed Lee joked about Disneyland and how it became the origin of a measles outbreak that began over the holidays.
Second BART Tunnel Under Bay Allowing 24-Hour Service Gets Renewed AttentionWith the San Francisco Bay Area economy booming, a plan to build a second tube for BART trains under San Francisco Bay is getting renewed attention.
San Francisco Unemployment Hits Record Low Of 3.8 Percent; State Jobless Rate DropsThe Employment Development Department released updated figures Friday showing that unemployment is down statewide and at a record low in the City of San Francisco.
San Francisco’s Mayor Lee Sheds Light On Financing Muni's Light Rail ExpansionSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may have already announced a major expansion of Muni’s light-rail fleet, but at a news conference he said options to finance the multi-million dollar project are still being considered.
45 New Police Officers Receive Their Badges At San Francisco Graduation CeremonyForty-five men and women joined the San Francisco Police Department as new officers Friday as part of the department's 241st graduating class.