Nevada hospital dumps patients, SF says [Chron] [Ex] [CBS5] [Weekly]

“City officials want a program that will shift our energy to cleaner sources, but the roadmap they have laid out is unclear. The San Franciscans who will be asked to pay higher electric rates for this system need to see a firm plan of how The City will build out its renewable power system.”
CleanPowerSF must ensure tangible reductions in fossil fuel usage [Ex]

“During committee hearings, Farrell objected to several changes Chiu had made to the legislation. He said he could not support an automatic moratorium on the condo lottery for at least 10 years, but instead wanted the years of the lottery cancelation to be based on the actual number of people who choose to pay the bypass fee — one year for every 200 people who pay the fee.”
San Francisco’s condo conversion proposal author opposes amendments [Ex]

“The idea is to give voters a chance to approve the project in its entirety. The referendum is focused solely on trying to overturn the Board of Supervisors’ approval of a special 136-foot height limit for the project, far taller than the current 84-foot limit along the waterfront.”
8 Washington proponents to seek dueling ballot measure [Chron]

“Mayor Ed Lee, in accordance with state and local laws, maintains a page, pictured, disclosing gifts and the donors behind them and the last time it was updated was about 21-months ago.”
Mayor’s Last Gift & Donor Disclosure Was How Long Ago? [Petrelis]

“Developers who shower financial gifts on politically connected nonprofits to ease approvals for their projects would have to disclose any such donations of $5,000 or more. Attorneys who claim they don’t have to register as lobbyists because of an exemption for lawyers would find that loophole narrowed.”
Herrera, Chiu want tighter SF ethics laws [Chron]

“As part of the friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Super Bowl loser would travel to the Super Bowl winner’s town to act as a civic slave to the victorious football champs.”
Mayor Ed Lee Heads to Baltimore to Make Good on His Super Bowl Bet [Weekly]

“There is a broad consensus amongst the queer community that Supervisor Wiener is more interested in powerful money interests than protecting the disabled and those vulnerable to the city’s rapid gentrification.”
Home Demo at Wiener’s Apartment, ACT UP SF Protests Evictions of PWAs [welikemike]

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

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