Supes Call for City Employers to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave
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Supes Call for City Employers to Provide Fully Paid Parental Leave

Supervisor Scott Wiener today announced legislation that would make San Francisco the first city in the country to require companies to provide fully paid parental…

Proposed Measure Would Double Affordable Housing Requirement, Give Control Back to Board
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Proposed Measure Would Double Affordable Housing Requirement, Give Control Back to Board

A ballot measure introduced by Supervisors Jane Kim and Aaron Peskin today would double the amount of affordable housing developers are required to include in…

Protestors Call for Police Chief’s Resignation During Mayor’s Swearing In
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Protestors Call for Police Chief’s Resignation During Mayor’s Swearing In

Dozens of rowdy protesters called for San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr’s resignation during a swearing in ceremony for Mayor Ed Lee today. Lee’s introduction…

Protestors Rally Outside Mayor Ed Lee’s Home, Call for His Resignation
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Protestors Rally Outside Mayor Ed Lee’s Home, Call for His Resignation

More than a dozen protesters marched to the house of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today, calling for his resignation to the wake of recent…

Mayor Announces Completion of Switch to Renewable Diesel for City Transportation Fleet
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Mayor Announces Completion of Switch to Renewable Diesel for City Transportation Fleet

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced today at a summit in Portland, Oregon that the city’s transportation fleet has completed swapping its petroleum diesel for…

Assemblyman Asks District 17 Voters to Propose a New Law
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Assemblyman Asks District 17 Voters to Propose a New Law

A new program will give some voters in San Francisco the chance to have their voices heard by proposing a new law, Assemblyman David Chiu…

Mayor Lee to Create New Department to Combat Homelessness
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Mayor Lee to Create New Department to Combat Homelessness

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced plans today to create a new Department to End Homelessness and spend $1 billion over the next four years…

SFPD Investigating FiDi Bank Robbery
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SFPD Investigating FiDi Bank Robbery

San Francisco police are investigating a bank robbery in the city’s Financial District on Wednesday morning. The robbery was reported at 11:40 a.m. in the…

Leno Announces New Bill to Ban Most Juvenile Solitary Confinement
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Leno Announces New Bill to Ban Most Juvenile Solitary Confinement

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, today announced a new try for a law that would sharply limit solitary confinement of youth in juvenile correctional…

DA Comes Out Against Jail Proposal Ahead of Committee Vote
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DA Comes Out Against Jail Proposal Ahead of Committee Vote

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon today spoke out against plans to build a new jail, saying the city should instead renovate existing jails and…

Campos Legislation Would Give Event Organizers Advance Notice of Police Security Costs
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Campos Legislation Would Give Event Organizers Advance Notice of Police Security Costs

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos today introduced legislation intended to prevent last minute surprises for festival organizers by establishing a clear process for determining mandatory…

Mayor Calls for Increase in Affordable Housing Requirement for new Developments
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Mayor Calls for Increase in Affordable Housing Requirement for new Developments

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today called for a ballot measure that would increase the amount of affordable housing developers are required to include in…

Lawyers Urge SFPD not to Review Footage Before Writing Certain Reports
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Lawyers Urge SFPD not to Review Footage Before Writing Certain Reports

The Bar Association of San Francisco urged the city’s Police Commission today to adopt a policy of barring officers from reviewing body camera footage when…

SF Celebrates Pedestrian, Bike Infrastructure Improvements, Vows to do More
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SF Celebrates Pedestrian, Bike Infrastructure Improvements, Vows to do More

Twenty-four projects designed to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in San Francisco have been completed ahead of schedule, with six more projects expected to be…

SF County Awarded $80M State Grants to Replace Jails at Hall of Justice
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SF County Awarded $80M State Grants to Replace Jails at Hall of Justice

San Francisco was awarded an $80 million grant today by the Board of State and Community Corrections to replace deteriorating city jails at the Hall…

New Sheriff Vicki Hennessy Plans Policy for Deputies to Communicate With ICE
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New Sheriff Vicki Hennessy Plans Policy for Deputies to Communicate With ICE

Vicki Hennessy today said that after winning the race for San Francisco Sheriff one of her first orders of business will be to instruct sheriff’s…

Supervisor Campos Rallies with Mission Moratorium Supporters
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Supervisor Campos Rallies with Mission Moratorium Supporters

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos and proponents of Proposition I, which aims to suspend market-rate development in the Mission District for 18 months, held a…

SF’s Last Gun Shop to Close as Board of Supes Unanimously Passes Gun Safety Policies
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SF’s Last Gun Shop to Close as Board of Supes Unanimously Passes Gun Safety Policies

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to pass a package of gun safety policies that has already prompted San Francisco’s last remaining…

Program Launched to Help Low-Income Residents Find Safe Banking Options
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Program Launched to Help Low-Income Residents Find Safe Banking Options

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Martin Gruenberg was in San Francisco today to help launch a program that helps low-income residents across the country access…

Prop F Aims To Place Expanded Restrictions On Short-Term Rentals
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Prop F Aims To Place Expanded Restrictions On Short-Term Rentals

A measure on San Francisco’s ballot in next week’s election will decide whether there needs to be stricter enforcement and limits on short-term rentals of…

Mayor and SFUSD Superintendent Announce Plan for Dedicated Teacher Housing
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Mayor and SFUSD Superintendent Announce Plan for Dedicated Teacher Housing

Many teachers in San Francisco can’t afford to live in the city as housing prices continue to rise – and that’s why Mayor Ed Lee…

Park Commissioners Approve Deal for Park on City’s Southeast Side
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Park Commissioners Approve Deal for Park on City’s Southeast Side

New parks that would create one of the longest continuous open spaces along the Bay in San Francisco are a step closer to being built,…

City Starts Process to Possibly Buy Pagoda Theatre Site for Subway Stop
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City Starts Process to Possibly Buy Pagoda Theatre Site for Subway Stop

Two San Francisco supervisors have started the process to make an offer to purchase a piece of property for a possible expansion of the Central…

Ballot Measure Would Set Aside City Funds for Parks
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Ballot Measure Would Set Aside City Funds for Parks

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced a ballot measure this week that he said could generate an additional $350 million for city parks over the…

Supervisor Campos Moves to Reaffirm Sanctuary City Status
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Supervisor Campos Moves to Reaffirm Sanctuary City Status

Supervisor David Campos today called on San Francisco officials to reaffirm the city’s status as a Sanctuary City despite a recent outcry over a fatal…

Supes Introduce Rolling-Stop Legislation for Bicyclists
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Supes Introduce Rolling-Stop Legislation for Bicyclists

A police crackdown on bicyclists this summer has inspired new legislation that would legalize the rolling stops many cyclists already use at stop signs so…

Supes Pass New Tenant Eviction Protections
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Supes Pass New Tenant Eviction Protections

San Francisco supervisors today passed new tenant protections making it harder to evict renters or raise the rent after some evictions and making it easier…

City Officials Announce New Protocol for Handling Campus Sexual Assaults
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City Officials Announce New Protocol for Handling Campus Sexual Assaults

San Francisco law enforcement officials today announced a new protocol for handling campus sexual assaults at universities in the city that is intended to make…

Land Trust Acquires Mission District Building with Help of City Funds
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Land Trust Acquires Mission District Building with Help of City Funds

The San Francisco Community Land Trust closed on a 6-unit Mission District building this month with the help of city funding, preserving it as affordable…

Supes to Consider New Tenant Protections
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Supes to Consider New Tenant Protections

San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday will consider new tenant protections that will make it harder for landlords to evict tenants for minor violations or raise…

Harvard Awards SFSD Program, Gifts $100K
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Harvard Awards SFSD Program, Gifts $100K

A San Francisco Sheriff’s Department program was named the recipient of an annual Harvard University public sector honor Thursday, becoming the nation’s only law enforcement…

Herrera Appoints SF Attorney, Nonprofit Exec to top Spot in City Attorney’s Office
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Herrera Appoints SF Attorney, Nonprofit Exec to top Spot in City Attorney’s Office

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced the appointment of San Francisco attorney and nonprofit executive Moira Walsh to a top post in his…

Plan for Mission Bay Affordable Housing Site Moving Forward
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Plan for Mission Bay Affordable Housing Site Moving Forward

A San Francisco nonprofit’s plan to create affordable housing for homeless veterans in the city’s Mission Bay neighborhood has moved closer to its realization, the…

Mayor Backs Flexible Affordable House Requirements
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Mayor Backs Flexible Affordable House Requirements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell today introduced an ordinance that would give developers more flexibility in satisfying city laws requiring the…

Supervisor Calls for Citywide Expansion of Pit Stop Public Restroom Program
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Supervisor Calls for Citywide Expansion of Pit Stop Public Restroom Program

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim today asked the City Controller to look for ways to expand a program providing clean, staffed public restrooms in downtown…

Supe Proposes Requiring Video Surveillance in Gun Stores, Records of Ammunition Sales
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Supe Proposes Requiring Video Surveillance in Gun Stores, Records of Ammunition Sales

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell today introduced an ordinance that would require firearms dealers to videotape all gun and ammunition sales and share ammunition sales…

New Director Appointed to Lead City’s Short-Term Rental Office
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New Director Appointed to Lead City’s Short-Term Rental Office

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Wednesday the appointment of a veteran city planner as the director of the city’s Short-Term Rental Administration & Enforcement…

Supe Proposes Master Plan to Expand City’s Subway System
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Supe Proposes Master Plan to Expand City’s Subway System

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today announced legislation for a master plan to expand the city’s subway system. Wiener said a master plan would have…

Campaign HQ for District 3 Supervisor Candidate Aaron Peskin Burglarized
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Campaign HQ for District 3 Supervisor Candidate Aaron Peskin Burglarized

The campaign headquarters of San Francisco District 3 candidate Aaron Peskin were burglarized during a break-in over the weekend but are not suspected of being…

Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom
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Sheriff’s Sgt. Saves Man Found Overdosed in City Hall Bathroom

A San Francisco sheriff’s sergeant helped save the life of an unconscious man suffering from a drug overdose who was found locked in a City…