“The board voted to endorse the gift to the DA’s Office. But let’s all be sure to remember Avalos and Campos’ hearty endorsements of our sage City Attorney Dennis Herrera next time he warns that a law has no chance of surviving a court challenge.”
If only S.F. supervisors usually listened to the city attorney [Ex]

“Campos’ office now says that there will be a community meeting before the Pride celebration. Legislative aide Nate Allbee said Plante emailed him confirming that Pride intends to hold a public discussion, potentially inside City Hall, at a date to be determined later.”
Campos urges public debate on Pride’s Manning controversy [Chron][SFBG]

“The new site would initially provide recovery capabilities for The City’s payroll system for government workers and contractors. Tech systems of other departments are envisioned to join later. “
New data contract for SF could improve information recovery post disaster [Ex]

“Supervisor London Breed said it was ‘irresponsible’ to increase the portfolio of the Recreation and Park Department when it can’t handle its existing stock.”
New SoMa park approved despite concerns [Ex]

“Recology, The City’s monopoly provider of residential waste disposal, is proposing an increase for home trash pickup that would hike the average bill by 21.5 percent, mainly to offset rising labor and fuel costs. One aspect of the new rate structure that we strongly support would encourage Recology’s customers to route less refuse to the landfill through pricing cues. “
City’s garbage rates should go farther to discourage waste production [Ex]

“Among the signatories to the letter opposing Andrews are Hansen and former gay ethics commissioners Bob Dockendorff, Bob Planthold, and Paul Melbostad, who is also the B.A.R.‘s legal counsel. They specifically raise the conflict-of-interest question, noting that Joe Lynn, a gay man who served on the ethics commission, resigned in 2006 after being hired to work for the HIV Planning Council and HIV Prevention Council because they both received city funding.”
Gay SF ethics commission applicant draws complaint [BAR]

“At yesterday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Mar issued a request to the City Budget and Legislative Analyst and the Controller’s Office for a report on potential opportunities to increase the abysmal amount of funding currently devoted to bicycle infrastructure — 0.46 percent of the city’s capital budget.”
Supervisor Mar: Abysmal Funding for Bicycle Infrastructure “Not Acceptable” [Streetsblog]

“The city Department of Emergency Management activated the emergency operations center at its most serious level, Level D. Dozens of city department managers and representatives from the military and federal and state agencies swarmed the normally empty center on the first floor of the department’s headquarters in the Western Addition, making phone calls and developing strategies.”
Drill tests S.F. response to earthquake [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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