“As a building inspection commissioner, Murphy hosted a fundraiser for Lee’s mayoral campaign in 2011 at his home, after which Lee’s campaign returned seven contributions from Department of Building Inspection employees totaling $2,150. City law prohibits commissioners from soliciting city employees for campaign contributions.”
Mayor’s controversial pick for port approved [Chron]

“In 2011, skyrocketing pension costs prompted Lee to broker a “compromise” with labor unions. The result was the voter-approved Proposition C, which requires employees to contribute more toward their pensions when The City has to as well. Even with that measure, city pension costs will exceed $500 million next fiscal year.”
San Francisco pension costs rising [Ex]

“All LGBT seniors — housed and homeless — are invited to come testify about their housing issues. Whether they live in an SRO or a home that they own, whether they sleep in a shelter or a rent-controlled apartment, whether they’re in a subsidized unit or an illegal in-law, the subcommittee wants to hear from them about their concerns and needs.”
No golden years for LGBT seniors [SFBG]

“Basically, the city hasn’t implemented the program in terms of providing training for city staff.”
LGBT youth law, ignored [SFBG]

“America’s Cup organizers are being accused of balking on their pledge to pay union wages to about 120 workers hired to help with the event last year.” (second item)
Rough waters [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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