San Francisco Supervisors Look To Put Sugary Drink Tax On BallotSan Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.
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.
SF Public Utilities Commission Halts Plan For Green Energy Program In a stunning defeat for green power advocates, San Francisco's Public Utilities Commission has halted a decade-old plan to develop a city-operated power program to generate clean energy for residents.
Plan Urging San Francisco To Divest From Oil Companies Moves ForwardActivists fighting climate change and the oil companies persuaded a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee to move forward with a resolution Wednesday for the city’s retirement fund to divest from fossil fuel investments.
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.
Supervisor Claims SF Was 'F-ing Played' By America's Cup OrganizersThe America’s Cup Organizing committee is millions short in coming up with private funds to cover the costs of covering the yachting race. Now a San Francisco supervisor has said city officials were “f-ing played” by race organizers and he’s “f-ing ashamed” of the likelihood that the city will spend millions in public funds on the event.
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 Supervisors Approve 220 Square Foot ApartmentsSan Francisco’s building code got downsized Tuesday with the Board of Supervisor’s approval of a pilot program that will build efficiency units, or apartments with reduced square footage requirements.
San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Regulations On Corporate Shuttle BusesThe buses are used by tech companies in Silicon Valley to shuttle employees from San Francisco.
'Dew Tour' Competitions Begin At SF Civic Center An extreme sports event kicked off Thursday in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, which has been transformed into a landscape of concrete and...
New San Francisco Archbishop’s Views Questioned By Board Of SupesSan Francisco’s new Catholic Archbishop, The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, is getting mixed reaction from the city’s Board of Supervisors over his views on same-sex marriage.
SF Mayor Lee Clarifies Stop-And-Frisk Stance As Supes Join ProtestMayor Ed Lee said in a statement Tuesday that he is not considering a policy that will violate anyone’s constitutional rights and result in racial profiling, but he is “willing to move forward with bold ideas that get to results.”