“It’s us versus Miami for the 50th Super Bowl in 2016. If we lose there, we’re up against Houston for the following year’s game.”
S.F. vs. Miami in Super Bowl bidding [Chron]

“The Bay Area’s effort to play the 2016 game at the San Francisco 49ers’ $1.2 billion stadium under construction in Santa Clara, with many events planned in San Francisco, has gained perhaps an insurmountable lead after the Florida Legislature ended its session Friday without passing a measure that would have used taxpayer dollars to help refurbish aging Sun Life Stadium in suburban Miami.”
SF Super Bowl bid boosted by Florida [Chron]

“Kim’s legislation is trailing Wiener’s measure in the legislative process at City Hall. People concerned about preserving and strengthening CEQA should contact their supervisors and board President David Chiu, and ask them to ensure that Kim’s legislation establishes the basis for improving CEQA.”
Support Supervisor Kim in CEQA showdown [Chron]

“What this basically tells me is that if I give the city government my e-mail address to cut down on paper waste, there is the possibility that political candidates and proposition pro/opponents will be harassing me via e-mail telling me to ‘vote for this’ and ‘my opponent is a scumbag?'”
500 Page SF Elections Paper Ballot Book – How to Get it E-Mailed & Get Spammed Too [Akit]

“For San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, being sued by the makers of Monster energy drinks is a gift from heaven.”
San Francisco Sues Energy Drink Maker [AP via HuffPo] (second item) [Chron] [Biz Times]

“Farrell said the suspension and further amendments limiting what kind of TICs can be converted once the lottery resumes would not be acceptable, and has since turned against his own legislation while continuing to seek a compromise.”
Condo conversion up for vote Tuesday [Chron]

“Among these accomplishments was wringing the boozers and stoners out of the stations. In 2005, San Francisco became the first department in the state, she says, to institute random on-duty drug and alcohol tests. She also brought back promotional exams, completed the merger with the city’s paramedic division, and increased diversity long after the consent decree expired.”
Family 1st for SF Fire Chief Hayes-White [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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