“On Monday, Supervisors David Chiu and Norman Yee introduced an amendment backed by tenant advocates that would allow TIC owners to convert to condominiums with better interest rates and refinancing options, in exchange for at least a 10-year suspension of the lottery system that allows about 200 converts a year out of about 2,500 applicants.”
New amendments on condo conversion introduced [Chron] [Ex] [SFBG]

“There has been relatively little coordination and no standard performance outcomes across many of the departments. Further, there has been inadequate Citywide-level information about total funding, staffing levels, and contract data.”
San Francisco officials hoping to improve public employment programs [Ex]

“The Board of Supes will vote today on establishing the Lower Polk Street Alcohol Restricted Use District, which would restrict any new bars from opening in the area.” [Curbed]

“Since 2007, The City has awarded cash settlements in 103 lawsuits filed by former or current employees claiming various abuses, according to City Attorney’s Office figures.”
San Francisco payouts in city employee lawsuits top $11 million [Ex]

“Gay Supervisors David Campos (District 9) and Scott Wiener (District 8) are co-hosting a meeting for their constituents with the mayor from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at Cesar Chavez Elementary School, 825 Shotwell Street at 22nd Street in the Mission District.”
SF mayor, gay supervisors to hold budget forum [BAR]

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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