“Final contracts must be approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which is watching the negotiations closely.”
City of San Francisco, worker unions protest Kaiser premium hike [LA Times]

“San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s courtship of the Golden State Warriors will intensify this week when the mayor hosts a pep-rally celebration for the team.” (second item) [Chron]

“Deputy Police Chief John Loftus said cameras, especially in nightclubs, are crucial for combating violence and keeping patrons safe, and noted that the state‚Äôs ABC has the final say on liquor license requirements.”
SFPD looks at easing camera requirements for liquor licenses [Chron]

“Police Inspector Joseph Fong recommended that the Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee reject the application based on the more than 100 opponents in the high-crime area.”
Popular Lower Nob Hill nightspot wins round in liquor-license fight [Ex]

“The layoffs come as the agency’s leaders are trying to close a $6.4 million deficit by the end of its fiscal year in September and as the agency grapples with a lengthy maintenance backlog. Poor management led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to rank the authority one of the two worst housing agencies in the state.”
S.F. housing agency to lay off 30 more [Chron]
“Featherstone criticizes the law on multiple fronts. For example, she said, the maximum number of dogs to walk at one time should be 15. The fee should be on a sliding scale of up to $600 to generate more money for parks.”
Injunction proposed as dog-walker law looms [Ex]

“New buildings in San Francisco will be required to provide more secure bike parking under legislation approved by the Planning Commission yesterday. The ordinance is expected to be approved by the Board of Supervisors next month.”
Planning Commission Approves Higher Bike Parking Requirements [Streetsblog] [KCBS]

“I took a visit to one of the city’s hidden wonders, the Chinese consul general’s house out near St. Francis Wood. The event was a welcome-home reception for our sister-city delegation.”
Willie Borwn: Obama let the IRS pot boil too long [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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