SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding
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SFUSD Approves Budget Increase With Help of Boost in State Funding

State funding increases allowed the San Francisco Unified School District board on Tuesday to approve a nearly 10 percent operating budget increase for the next…

Environmentalists, Transit Enthusiasts Push for Voter-Approved Downtown CalTrain Extension
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Environmentalists, Transit Enthusiasts Push for Voter-Approved Downtown CalTrain Extension

Environmentalists and transit enthusiasts are urging San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to prioritize a ballot measure that passed in 1999 that required an extension of…

Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget
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Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously today to support the $8.9 billion two-year city budget proposed by San Francisco…

Supervisors Establish Population-Based Police Staffing Policy Despite Public’s Vocal Disapproval
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Supervisors Establish Population-Based Police Staffing Policy Despite Public’s Vocal Disapproval

An ordinance establishing a population-based police staffing policy in San Francisco passed today despite a large crowd of protesters who vocalized their opposition to the…

City Hall’s Centennial Celebration Features Multimedia Light Show, Live Music
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City Hall’s Centennial Celebration Features Multimedia Light Show, Live Music

One hundred years after the construction of San Francisco City Hall, the public is invited to attend a centennial celebration tonight featuring an architectural light…

Supervisors Pass Ordinance Requiring Onsite Water Recycling
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Supervisors Pass Ordinance Requiring Onsite Water Recycling

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance today to mandate the creation of onsite water-recycling systems in sizable new developments while also…

Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot
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Supes Postpone Vote on Airbnb Legislation, Issue Poised to Go to the Ballot

When the San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week postponed by a month a vote on legislation that would regulate short-term rentals in the city,…

Supervisor Cohen Named President of Employees’ Retirement Board
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Supervisor Cohen Named President of Employees’ Retirement Board

The San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System Board voted unanimously to elect Supervisor Malia Cohen as the board’s new president Wednesday. Cohen was first appointed to…

Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative
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Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is signing on to President Barack Obama’s new “Startup in a Day” initiative challenging local municipalities to prune down the…

Mayor, Supe Call for City Pension Fund to Invest $125M in First-Time Homebuyer Loans
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Mayor, Supe Call for City Pension Fund to Invest $125M in First-Time Homebuyer Loans

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today announced a proposal to finance up to 1,500 loans for middle-income families buying their first…

Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement
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Campos Proposed Ballot Measure to Protect Historic Businesses, Nonprofits Facing Displacement

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos this week announced a ballot initiative intended to protect historic small businesses and nonprofits from displacement by offering financial incentives…

Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ordinance to put Health Warning on Soda Advertisements
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Supervisors Unanimously Approve Ordinance to put Health Warning on Soda Advertisements

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation today that aims to educate consumers about the potential health problems associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened…

Sheriff Reduces Solo Visiting Age for Children with Parents in County Jails
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Sheriff Reduces Solo Visiting Age for Children with Parents in County Jails

Children as young as 16 with parents or siblings in jail will be able to make solo visits under policies enacted Monday by the San…

Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan
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Supervisor Kim’s Mission Rock Development Plan Conflicts With Giants’ Plan

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim introduced an initiative for the November ballot on Tuesday that could change height limits in the new Mission Rock neighborhood…

Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium
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Supes Reject Mission Development Moratorium

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors rejected a proposed moratorium on market-rate housing development in the city’s Mission District late Tuesday night. The vote on…

City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District
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City Considers Pros and Cons of Market Rate Housing Moratorium in Mission District

Hundreds of San Franciscans descended on City Hall today to voice their opinions prior to a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on…

Big Soda Opposes Supervisors’ Sugary Beverage Warnings
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Big Soda Opposes Supervisors’ Sugary Beverage Warnings

A dietician representing the American Beverage Association was among the few opponents present this afternoon at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and…

City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today
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City Officials Vow to Ride Public Transit for 22 Day Period Starting Today

Starting today and spanning the next three weeks, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee have accepted a challenge to…

Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November
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Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will file nomination papers this morning to seek reelection as mayor of San Francisco in November, campaign officials said. The…

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…