“So, the DA does not maintain a file just for costs of travel, whether on the city’s dime or a sponsoring outside group. What does that tell you about how he organizes his public records and office?”
Who Paid for DA Gascon’s Eight Trips to DC, LA, NY & TX? [Petrelis]

“Oh. So, the $100,000 was actual cash as the Chronicle claimed and the money (was there genuine money exchanged or did ArcTouch simply donate $100,000 in staff time?) really went to a tech firm.”
SF Chron: About Conway’s $100K Gift to SFPD…[Petrelis]

“Fundamentally though, I have serious concerns about the appropriateness of the event. I spent the last decade working with children, many of whom come from families scarred by drug abuse. I am not comfortable with an event that encourages such rampant drug use by adults and minors alike. Non-medical marijuana use, and smoking of any kind on park property, is still illegal.”
420 Statement from Supervisor Breed [Uppercasing]

“The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution by Supervisor John Avalos urging the Employees’ Retirement System to divest about $580 million in holdings from the top 200 fossil fuel companies. The resolution calls for the system to stop any new fossil fuel investments and complete divestment within five years.”
Resolution urging fossil fuel divestment passes [Chron]

“I’m trying to see whether or not there’s some solid ground for all the sides to work together, I need landlords and tenants working together.”
Mayor Lee not yet on board with TIC proposal [Chron]

“A sweeping “bill of rights” for the homeless has cleared its first hurdle, and if it survives the rest of the state Legislature it could wipe out The City’s controversial sit-lie ordinance. “
S.F. lawmaker’s ‘homeless bill of rights’ passes state Assembly committee [Ex] [Chron]

“I think it’s important for all of us to understand that that is not even close to what we need even to improve service levels today, let alone with a growing population and a ten-year older system.”
Sup. Wiener: Muni Will Only Get Worse Under City’s Ten-Year Spending Plan [Streetsblog]

“The compromise plan would allow TIC owners to pay a $20,000 fee to do a conversion with the money going to affordable housing.”
Compromise Plan For SF Condo Conversions Moves Forward, May Benefit Affordable Housing [KCBS]

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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