Supervisor Katy Tang Elected as Interim Board of Supes President

Supervisor Katy Tang Elected as Interim Board of Supes President

San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang was elected to the position of interim president of the Board of Supervisors this evening. Tang will assume the role…

Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years

Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years

Mayor Ed Lee signed a two-year $17.2 billion balanced budget for San Francisco this morning, calling it the first time in six years the city…

Soda Tax Added to November Ballot

Soda Tax Added to November Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a November ballot measure to tax soda and sugary drinks today, but not with the unanimous vote they…

SF Supes Committee Approves $17 Billion Two-Year Budget

SF Supes Committee Approves $17 Billion Two-Year Budget

A San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ committee has reached a consensus on the mayor’s roughly $17 billion two-year budget for fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16….

Supes, Activists, File Anti-Speculation Tax Measure

Supes, Activists, File Anti-Speculation Tax Measure

Tenant organizations, housing rights groups and other supporters gathered in front of San Francisco’s City Hall this afternoon before filing a November ballot measure to…

Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails

Board Of Supes OKs Sheriff’s Move To Lower Cost Of Calls Made From SF Jails

A committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors endorsed a resolution today proposed by the San Francisco sheriff to lower the cost of phone…

SF Supe Plans Resolution To Urge End To Muni Driver Sickout

SF Supe Plans Resolution To Urge End To Muni Driver Sickout

A San Francisco supervisor said he plans to introduce a resolution at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting urging San Francisco Municipal Railway drivers to end…

Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni

Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee presented his budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to the Board of Supervisors today, outlining his two-year financial plans…

Supe Wants $7.3 Million To Clean Up SF’s Public Spaces

Supe Wants $7.3 Million To Clean Up SF’s Public Spaces

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a $7.3 million budget proposal to clean up city parks and public spaces. The package proposes doubling the…

Family Of SF Man Killed When He Tried To Enter The Wrong Apartment Continues To Rally Against His Shooter

Family Of SF Man Killed When He Tried To Enter The Wrong Apartment Continues To Rally Against His Shooter

A San Francisco man gunned down when he apparently tried to enter the wrong apartment in his building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood…

Officials Use Bike To Work Day To Promote $500 Transportation Bond, Vehicle License Fee Increase

Officials Use Bike To Work Day To Promote $500 Transportation Bond, Vehicle License Fee Increase

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other city leaders and thousands of other cyclists throughout San Francisco as he pedaled to City Hall this morning…

Supe Proposes Law For “every San Franciscan who is tired of painting over graffiti”

Supe Proposes Law For “every San Franciscan who is tired of painting over graffiti”

Legislation introduced by San Francisco Supervisor London Breed aiming to cut back on graffiti vandalism throughout the city was unanimously passed by the city’s Board…

Family Of Man Shot To Death In SoMa Apartment Expresses Outrage At Alleged Killer’s Release

Family Of Man Shot To Death In SoMa Apartment Expresses Outrage At Alleged Killer’s Release

A man arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing another man in a South of Market apartment building early Saturday morning is expected to be…

San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops

San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops

A lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco today seeks to block the use of commuter shuttle buses at Municipal Railway bus stops, arguing…

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Airbnb Supporters And Opponents Hold Dueling Rallies Over Future Of Short-Term Housing Rentals In SF

Supporters and opponents of room-sharing services such as Airbnb that allow people to use their homes as short-term lodging for a fee held dueling rallies…

California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban

California Supreme Court Upholds San Francisco’s Plastic Bag Ban

San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets has been left in place by the…

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco’s Short-Term Rental Market Faces Big Changes From New Airbnb-Focused Legislation

San Francisco Supervisor David Chiu introduced legislation Tuesday that would change how city residents can rent out rooms at homes and apartments through home-sharing websites…

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

Board Of Supervisors Approve Former Supe’s $75K Lobbying Law Violation Settlement With SF

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday a $75,000 settlement payment to the city from a former supervisor for an alleged violation of…

Current Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Leland Yee Corruption Allegations

Current Board Of Supervisors Members Face FBI Questions Over Leland Yee Corruption Allegations

Members from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be meeting with the FBI in the coming week as part of an investigation into alleged…

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

Want To Be On A Civil Grand Jury? You Can!

The San Francisco Superior Court has put out a call for residents to apply to serve on the city’s Civil Grand Jury for the upcoming…

Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time

Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is back in jail this afternoon after surrendering for a 60-day term behind bars for a perjury charge connected…

Matthew Roybal Named SF’s “911 Dispatcher of the Year” For Work During Crash Of Asiana Flight 214

Matthew Roybal Named SF’s “911 Dispatcher of the Year” For Work During Crash Of Asiana Flight 214

The city’s Board of Supervisors and fire chief honored a San Francisco 911 dispatcher this afternoon for his work coordinating the emergency response during the…

Board Of Supervisors OKs Plan To Add In-Law Apartments In Castro District

Board Of Supervisors OKs Plan To Add In-Law Apartments In Castro District

Legislation that will allow for the creation of new in-law units in San Francisco’s Castro District was unanimously approved at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors…

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

The terms for former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s one-year sentence in county jail were modified this afternoon to include community service hours in San…

Following Board Of Supes Disappointment, Opponents Of SFMTA Tech Bus Plan Mulling Legal Action

Following Board Of Supes Disappointment, Opponents Of SFMTA Tech Bus Plan Mulling Legal Action

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors decided late Tuesday night to deny an appeal that would have stalled the start of a pilot program for…

Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters

Google Commuter Bus Blocked On Valencia Street By Clown-Costumed Protesters

Ahead of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ hearing this afternoon on a pending pilot program to charge private shuttle buses for using public bus…

Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday

Fate Of SFMTA’s $1 Agreement With Tech Buses To Be Determined At Meeting Tuesday

The fate of an 18-month pilot program that would charge private commuter buses $1 each time employees are picked up or dropped off at public…

SF’s Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Ordinance Regulating Use And Sales Of E-Cigarettes

SF’s Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Ordinance Regulating Use And Sales Of E-Cigarettes

Smoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area after the San Francisco and Santa Clara County boards of supervisors approved…

Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail

Disgraced SF Supe Headed Back To Jail

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s bid to avoid county jail time for a perjury charge was rejected today by a San Francisco Superior Court…

City Hall Celebrates Supe’s Birthday With Friendly Mayoral Ribbing, “LinkedIn for Dummies” Book

City Hall Celebrates Supe’s Birthday With Friendly Mayoral Ribbing, “LinkedIn for Dummies” Book

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee proclaimed Tuesday John Avalos Day at the board of supervisor’s meeting in honor of the supervisor’s 50th birthday. Spirits were…

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

Under New Legislation, Developers In SF Would Have to Prove National LGBT-Friendliness

San Francisco Supervisor David Campos introduced legislation at the city’s board of supervisors meeting this afternoon aiming to protect LGBT residents from housing discrimination. As…

Groups Allege SF Wants To Bus Homeless People From Mid-Market To Bayview

Groups Allege SF Wants To Bus Homeless People From Mid-Market To Bayview

Residents in San Francisco’s Bayview District today again voiced criticism of a 100-bed homeless shelter planned there, saying that the city used dubious numbers in…

“It’s really starting to be a free-for-all out there”: SF Supes Hear Harsh Words At Ridesharing Hearing

“It’s really starting to be a free-for-all out there”: SF Supes Hear Harsh Words At Ridesharing Hearing

Ridesharing companies that are growing in popularity in San Francisco have had unintended consequences and need to be better regulated, city supervisors were told today…

Supes Unanimously Approve Bottled Water Ban For All Events On City Property

Supes Unanimously Approve Bottled Water Ban For All Events On City Property

The sale and distribution of plastic water bottles on public property in San Francisco will soon be banned following a unanimous vote today by the…

Supe Who Proposed Soda Tax Calls For Hearing On SF’s $500 Million Diabetes Crisis

Supe Who Proposed Soda Tax Calls For Hearing On SF’s $500 Million Diabetes Crisis

Type 2 diabetes and its effect on San Francisco residents will be the topic of a hearing requested Tuesday by a member of the city’s…

Federal Judge Unlikely To Strike Down SF’s Law Banning High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

Federal Judge Unlikely To Strike Down SF’s Law Banning High-Capacity Ammo Magazines

A federal judge appeared inclined at a hearing in San Francisco today to turn down a request to block a city law banning possession of…

“The lack of transparency that we have seen needs to change”: Supe Campos Calls Out CCSF’s “Special Trustee”

“The lack of transparency that we have seen needs to change”: Supe Campos Calls Out CCSF’s “Special Trustee”

City College of San Francisco should have its elected Board of Trustees restored by state officials who last year installed a special trustee to oversee…

Supe Proposes Giving Tenants First Chance To Buy Their Building Up For Sale

Supe Proposes Giving Tenants First Chance To Buy Their Building Up For Sale

A San Francisco supervisor called for legislation that would give tenants a chance to purchase their buildings for sale at fair market value rather than…

Supes Agree To Add $400 Million Public Safety Bond Measure To June Ballot

Supes Agree To Add $400 Million Public Safety Bond Measure To June Ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to place a $400 million bond measure on the June ballot to fund improvements to…

Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”

Beverage Advocacy Group Decries Sugary Drink Fee As “taxes that raise the cost of living”

San Francisco supervisors today introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in…