Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods

Ordinance Aims to Decrease Tobacco Permits in Low-Income Neighborhoods

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance earlier this week that will stop the issuance of new tobacco permits to retailers in San…

Four Board of Supervisors Incumbents Up for Re-Election Beat Out Competition

Four Board of Supervisors Incumbents Up for Re-Election Beat Out Competition

Four members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors up for re-election appear to have beat out their competition to hold on to their spots…

Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims

Hearing Held to Discuss Financial Burden of Towed Stolen Vehicles on Victims

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener held a hearing today to discuss current fees and policies that require victims of auto thefts to pay a hefty…

Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote

Proposed Soda Tax Gains Traction Ahead of Tuesday Supe Vote

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the…

Supes, Community Members Advocate For Central Subway Extension To Fisherman’s Wharf

Supes, Community Members Advocate For Central Subway Extension To Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city officials marked a milestone in the Central Subway project this morning with the completion of tunnel boring…

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…

Tourists, City Workers, SF Supe, And Regular Joes All Suffer In Morning Muni Sick-Out

Tourists, City Workers, SF Supe, And Regular Joes All Suffer In Morning Muni Sick-Out

Commuters and tourists scrambled to find ways to get around San Francisco this morning as San Francisco Municipal Railway service operated at about a third…

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…

New Law Forces AT&T To Work Harder To Get Community Input For Placement Of Giant Sidewalk Boxes

New Law Forces AT&T To Work Harder To Get Community Input For Placement Of Giant Sidewalk Boxes

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed legislation on Tuesday afternoon concerning placement of utility boxes on city sidewalks. The ordinance authored by Supervisor…

“Let’s take a hard look at late night transit options” Says Supe, Forms Working Group

“Let’s take a hard look at late night transit options” Says Supe, Forms Working Group

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a resolution at this afternoon’s Board of Supervisors meeting to form a late night transportation working group that will…

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…

Rainbow Crosswalks, Colorful LEDs, Wider Sidewalks All Part Of Massive Castro Street Improvement Project

Rainbow Crosswalks, Colorful LEDs, Wider Sidewalks All Part Of Massive Castro Street Improvement Project

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener and other city and community leaders kicked off what he called a “transformational” street improvement project in the heart of…

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…

SF Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks

SF Supes Backing Warning Label Proposal For Sugary Drinks

San Francisco elected leaders are backing a state bill that would add warning labels to sugary drinks such as sodas and energy drinks. At the…

Supe Calls For Hearing On Recent “Unacceptable” Muni Service Disruptions

Supe Calls For Hearing On Recent “Unacceptable” Muni Service Disruptions

Calling the handling of recent San Francisco Municipal Railway service disruptions “unacceptable,” Supervisor Scott Wiener today called for a hearing on problems with Muni’s subway…

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

Local Landlords Demonstrate Against Announcement Of Legislation To Close Ellis Act Loopholes

In front of an apartment building in San Francisco’s Chinatown this morning, state Sen. Mark Leno announced legislation to help tenants who are being evicted…

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…

“Nothing appears to be done”: Supes Committee Takes Department Of Building Inspection To Task

“Nothing appears to be done”: Supes Committee Takes Department Of Building Inspection To Task

San Francisco’s policies for enforcing city building codes was the topic of a City Hall hearing Monday, where members of a Board of Supervisors committee…

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

Earthquake Safety Bond Measure Takes Detour When Supe Tries To Add $25 Million For Streetlights To Mix

A $400 million bond measure to finance public safety infrastructure upgrades in San Francisco was put on hold today while the city’s Board of Supervisors…

SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax

SF Supes Call Town Meeting To Talk About Sugary Beverage Tax

Four San Francisco supervisors are holding a community meeting this evening to gather public input on a proposed tax on sugary drinks. The meeting, scheduled…

SF Supe Wants To Encourage Construction By Dumping Density Limits

SF Supe Wants To Encourage Construction By Dumping Density Limits

A San Francisco supervisor today introduced legislation that seeks to encourage the construction of more affordable housing in the city by removing density limits for…

“We have buildings that are just in, at times, awful condition”: Supe Wiener Takes Building Inspectors To Task

“We have buildings that are just in, at times, awful condition”: Supe Wiener Takes Building Inspectors To Task

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today called for a hearing on whether the city is adequately enforcing its building codes on dilapidated or unfinished structures….

Supes Squabble Over Muni Service Budget Proposal

Supes Squabble Over Muni Service Budget Proposal

New funding for San Francisco Municipal Railway service could be prioritized to the city’s low-income neighborhoods under a charter amendment introduced today by a city…

Supes Give Final OK To Plan To Close SF’s Parks From Midnight To 5 AM

Supes Give Final OK To Plan To Close SF’s Parks From Midnight To 5 AM

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave final approval today to legislation that bans people from visiting the city’s parks during the overnight hours. The…

Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot

Supes Gearing Up To Get Sugary Beverage Tax On Next Year’s Ballot

Four San Francisco supervisors today expressed their commitment to get a measure on the city’s ballot in 2014 that would impose a tax on sugary…

Sugar Shock: Two (Yes, Two) Supes Propose Separate Ballot Measures Censuring Those Who Purchase Sweet Drinks

Sugar Shock: Two (Yes, Two) Supes Propose Separate Ballot Measures Censuring Those Who Purchase Sweet Drinks

Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city. Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced…

Homeless Advocate: Though Sleeping In Parks Is Illegal, “there’s nowhere for people to go”

Homeless Advocate: Though Sleeping In Parks Is Illegal, “there’s nowhere for people to go”

Dozens of advocates for the city’s homeless population held a “sleep-in” at San Francisco’s Dolores Park on Monday night ahead of a Board of Supervisors…

Sweet Talk: Supe Wiener To Propose Surcharge For All Sodas Sold In SF

Sweet Talk: Supe Wiener To Propose Surcharge For All Sodas Sold In SF

Sodas and other sugary beverages could get more expensive in San Francisco under a tax being proposed by a city supervisor. At Tuesday’s board meeting,…

Supes Committee OKs Plan To Fine Those Who Violate Citywide Park Closure Hours $100 Or More

Supes Committee OKs Plan To Fine Those Who Violate Citywide Park Closure Hours $100 Or More

A proposal to establish citywide park closure hours in San Francisco came one step closer to approval today when it was passed by a Board…

Supe: San Francisco Is The “Wild West” Of Double Parking

Supe: San Francisco Is The “Wild West” Of Double Parking

Vehicles double parked on San Francisco’s streets should be the target of more enforcement by parking control and police officers, a city supervisor said at…

SF Supe Wants To Expand Bike Share Program Beyond Limited Downtown Area

SF Supe Wants To Expand Bike Share Program Beyond Limited Downtown Area

A San Francisco supervisor today plans to call for a hearing on how the city can expand the regional bike share program that launched last…

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

Streetlights, People: Supe Plans Call For Hearing On SF’s Burnt Out Lights

A San Francisco supervisor today plans to call for a hearing on broken streetlights in the city. Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to make the request…

Supe: “I’ve lived in San Francisco for 16 years and I’ve never seen a double parking ticket issued”

Supe: “I’ve lived in San Francisco for 16 years and I’ve never seen a double parking ticket issued”

Vehicles double parked on San Francisco streets are the target of a hearing that a city supervisor called for at today’s board meeting. Supervisor Scott…

Double Parkers Beware: Supe Wiener’s Got You In His Crosshairs

Double Parkers Beware: Supe Wiener’s Got You In His Crosshairs

A San Francisco supervisor is calling for a hearing on the issue of motorists double parking on city streets. Supervisor Scott Wiener announced that he…

New Laws For Pro Dog Walkers Take Effect Today

New Laws For Pro Dog Walkers Take Effect Today

Commercial dog walkers in San Francisco are now required to carry a permit under an ordinance that took effect today. The ordinance, approved by the…

Blogger Who Photographed Scott Wiener In Bathroom Accuses Supe Of “misusing his power”

Blogger Who Photographed Scott Wiener In Bathroom Accuses Supe Of “misusing his power”

A blogger who snapped a photo of San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener in a City Hall bathroom last October pleaded no contest today to a…

SF Schools Still Oppose Plan To Reduce Food Truck Buffer To 1000 Feet

SF Schools Still Oppose Plan To Reduce Food Truck Buffer To 1000 Feet

With food trucks becoming more and more popular in San Francisco, a committee of the city’s Board of Supervisors today considered legislation that will clarify…

Report: Muni Breakdowns Cost Commuters $4.2 Million Last Month Alone

Report: Muni Breakdowns Cost Commuters $4.2 Million Last Month Alone

San Francisco Municipal Railway service disruptions cost commuters at least $50 million in economic production annually and the system remains far away from its on-time…

Supe Proposes $1-3 Event Surcharge To Aid “overwhelmed and effectively defunct” Muni

Supe Proposes $1-3 Event Surcharge To Aid “overwhelmed and effectively defunct” Muni

A San Francisco supervisor Tuesday asked for a study of a proposal that would add a small surcharge to tickets for large-scale sports and entertainment…

Chief Suhr Announces “LGBT Safe Zones” At All SFPD Stations

Chief Suhr Announces “LGBT Safe Zones” At All SFPD Stations

San Francisco’s police chief announced at the Mission police station this morning that that station along with the city’s nine other precincts have been designated…