Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding
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Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of After School, Summer Programs as Part of $690.4M in Educational Funding

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the city school board today announced $690.4 million in funding over the next two years for expanding…

Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services
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Mayor Lee Proposes $47.3M Funding for SFFD, Emergency Services

Firefighters on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, after confirming the presence of black mold and other hazardous conditions at their former fire station last year, are…

Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing
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Mayor Lee Announces Proposed $500M for Accelerated Construction of Affordable Housing

Former redevelopment sites in San Francisco’s Mission Bay, Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point, and Transbay neighborhoods could receive $500 million to accelerate construction of affordable…

100 Year Old City Hall Becomes World’s Oldest Existing Building to be LEED Platinum Certified
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100 Year Old City Hall Becomes World’s Oldest Existing Building to be LEED Platinum Certified

The 100-year-old San Francisco City Hall is now the world’s oldest building to receive LEED Platinum certification for existing building operations and management, according to…

Mayor Ed Lee Announces $250M Housing Bond, Supervisor Avalos Presses for More
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Mayor Ed Lee Announces $250M Housing Bond, Supervisor Avalos Presses for More

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos thanked Mayor Ed Lee for introducing a $250 million Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond today but urged him to do…

Anti-Eviction Protestors Take Over City Hall, Demand to Speak with Mayor Ed Lee
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Anti-Eviction Protestors Take Over City Hall, Demand to Speak with Mayor Ed Lee

Anti-eviction protesters are holding a rally and sit-in at San Francisco City Hall today demanding to speak with Mayor Ed Lee about ending displacement in…

Board Approves Plans for Teatro Zinzanni’s New Waterfront Site
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Board Approves Plans for Teatro Zinzanni’s New Waterfront Site

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to allow a well-known dinner theatre and circus to begin developing a new permanent home along…

Supervisor Proposes 45 Day Moratorium on Market-Rate Housing Development in the Mission
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Supervisor Proposes 45 Day Moratorium on Market-Rate Housing Development in the Mission

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced an emergency ordinance on Tuesday to temporarily halt market-rate housing development in the city’s Mission District in an effort…

Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni
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Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today announced a proposed additional $48.1 million investment into the city’s public transit system that would allow the San Francisco…

Mayor Lee Proposes Funding SFPD Body-Mounted Cameras
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Mayor Lee Proposes Funding SFPD Body-Mounted Cameras

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today proposed equipping police officers with body-mounted cameras, among other public safety reforms including the hiring of 250 new police…

Public Officials at Racial Justice Summit Express Support for Increasing Officer Accountability with Body-Mounted Cameras
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Public Officials at Racial Justice Summit Express Support for Increasing Officer Accountability with Body-Mounted Cameras

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi held a justice summit on race and reform in San Francisco today providing a venue for top officials as…

Supervisor Wiener Proposing Cannabis State Legalization Task Force
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Supervisor Wiener Proposing Cannabis State Legalization Task Force

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener is hoping to get approval to create a task force to help plan local policies if cannabis is legalized in…

Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall
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Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall

Supporters of marriage equality are holding a rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, the day the U.S. Supreme Court is…

Supes Approve Ban on Smokeless Tobacco at Sports Fields, AT&T Park
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Supes Approve Ban on Smokeless Tobacco at Sports Fields, AT&T Park

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban today on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park. Supervisor Mark Farrell proposed the…

Judge Wipes Domestic Violence Conviction from Mirkarimi’s Record
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Judge Wipes Domestic Violence Conviction from Mirkarimi’s Record

A San Francisco Superior Court judge agreed this morning to wipe a 2012 misdemeanor domestic violence conviction from San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s record. Mirkarimi,…

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law
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Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell have proposed amendments to San Francisco’s short-term rental law in hopes of making it more enforceable and streamlined….

Mayor Appoints Alex Randolph to City College Board of Trustees
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Mayor Appoints Alex Randolph to City College Board of Trustees

Alex Randolph has been appointed to the City College of San Francisco board of trustees by Mayor Ed Lee, according to a statement issued by…

Supes Postpone Vote on SFMTA Contract for Armed Private Security Guards
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Supes Postpone Vote on SFMTA Contract for Armed Private Security Guards

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors postponed a vote today to approve a $38 million contract for private security guards for the San Francisco Municipal…

Supervisors Move to Ban Tour Bus Drivers From Narrating While Driving
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Supervisors Move to Ban Tour Bus Drivers From Narrating While Driving

An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today, less…

Supervisor Wiener Proposes Ordinances for Widespread Reuse of Graywater
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Supervisor Wiener Proposes Ordinances for Widespread Reuse of Graywater

An ordinance introduced today by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner could require certain new developments to build on-site water reuse systems while requiring the city…

Supes Approve Ordinance to Protect Senior LGBT Residents From Discrimination at Senior Care Facilities
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Supes Approve Ordinance to Protect Senior LGBT Residents From Discrimination at Senior Care Facilities

A city ordinance prohibiting discrimination against senior lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender San Franciscans by long-term care facilities and nursing homes was unanimously approved by…

Former Supe President Peskin Announces Run for District 3 Seat
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Former Supe President Peskin Announces Run for District 3 Seat

Former San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin announced today that he is running for his former seat in District 3 in the November election. Peskin, 50,…

Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Quick Reopening of City College Campus
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Supervisors Unanimously Pass Resolution Urging Quick Reopening of City College Campus

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging City College of San Francisco officials to quickly repair and reopen the Civic…

Teens Rally for Right to Vote in Local Elections
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Teens Rally for Right to Vote in Local Elections

A large group of teenagers urging city officials to allow them to vote in local elections rallied at San Francisco City Hall this afternoon. Dozens…

Beverage Industry Scorns Supes Proposed Legislation Warning Consumers of Health Risks Caused by Sugary Drinks
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Beverage Industry Scorns Supes Proposed Legislation Warning Consumers of Health Risks Caused by Sugary Drinks

The trade association CalBev, representing members of the non-alcoholic beverage industry, scorned San Francisco supervisors’ plans introduced at today’s board meeting requiring health warnings on…

Supes Approve Lease for the Mexican Museum at Yerba Buena
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Supes Approve Lease for the Mexican Museum at Yerba Buena

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today unanimously approved a lease in the city’s Yerba Buena neighborhood for The Mexican Museum, expected to house more…

Supervisor Wiener Urges City to Crack Down on Double Parking
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Supervisor Wiener Urges City to Crack Down on Double Parking

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener at the Board of Supervisors’ land use and transportation committee hearing Monday afternoon expressed his concern that the city is…

State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks
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State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks

Both California and San Francisco lawmakers have introduced legislation that could keep chewing tobacco out of baseball parks, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park….

Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination
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Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today introduced a resolution supporting efforts to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccinations for children in California. If approved, the…

Supervisor Kim and Local Organizations Launch Fundraiser for Fire Victims
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Supervisor Kim and Local Organizations Launch Fundraiser for Fire Victims

A direct giving campaign has been set up for victims of the Hyde Street fire that displaced 23 residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin district Thursday….

City Funds Domestic Violence Counselors for Public Housing Residents
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City Funds Domestic Violence Counselors for Public Housing Residents

Domestic violence counseling is now being made directly available to at-risk residents of San Francisco’s public housing units. In a partnership between the San Francisco…

City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets
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City Report Suggests Policy Change to Decrease Collisions, Speeding on City Streets

A city report detailing the health and safety benefits San Francisco could garner by reducing speed limits on city streets was lauded by bicyclist and…

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016
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Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

After years of planning, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to launch a city-run clean energy program for…

Supes Support Establishing Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
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Supes Support Establishing Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today in favor of an ordinance that establishes a Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. Supervisor Malia Cohen,…

Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address
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Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee delivered his annual State of the City address today and shared his plan to reduce the city’s economic gap by…

Money Secured to Extend Public Toilet, Waste Program in Tenderloin, SoMa
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Money Secured to Extend Public Toilet, Waste Program in Tenderloin, SoMa

A public toilet and waste program in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood that was set to end on Friday has been extended, with plans to expand,…

Supes Adopt Ordinance Requiring Annual Report of All Subsidized Housing Evictions
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Supes Adopt Ordinance Requiring Annual Report of All Subsidized Housing Evictions

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance today requiring city-funded contractors to submit annual reports to the city regarding all evictions from subsidized…

Supe Wiener Proposes Greater Transparency, Reforms to City’s Ballot Initiative System
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Supe Wiener Proposes Greater Transparency, Reforms to City’s Ballot Initiative System

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener announced today that he is pursuing an amendment to the city charter requiring real-time disclosure of top donors for all…

Supe London Breed Elected as Board President
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Supe London Breed Elected as Board President

San Francisco Supervisor London Breed beat out Supervisor David Campos in an election today by the members of the Board of Supervisors for the seat…

Supes Approve Reappointment of Retirement Board Member
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Supes Approve Reappointment of Retirement Board Member

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Ed Lee’s reappointment of Wendy Paskin-Jordan to the city’s Retirement Board Wednesday despite scrutiny expressed by community…