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Supervisors Will Consider Legalizing San Francisco In-Law Units

March 25, 2014 | 4:22 pm

Supervisors Will Consider Legalizing San Francisco In-Law Units

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City officials estimate there are about 40,000 such units, about 10 percent of the housing supply.

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San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

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New restrictions will treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes.

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May 7, 2013 | 3:37 pm

San Francisco Supervisor Campos Giving Up on Renaming SFO for Harvey Milk

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk’s honor. Supervisor David Campos said he gave up on the idea of putting a […]

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SF Supes Give Initial Approval to Smoking Ban at Some Street Fairs, Festivals

January 16, 2013 | 10:06 am

SF Supes Give Initial Approval to Smoking Ban at Some Street Fairs, Festivals

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) The San Francisco Board of Supervisors  gave unanimous initial approval on Tuesday to two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in the city. The first item will ban smoking at certain street fairs and festivals in the city, including the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair and the Fillmore Jazz Festival. The legislation requires various events […]

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January 8, 2013 | 1:59 pm

David Chiu Re-Elected SF Board of Supervisors President

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(Bay City News) David Chiu was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for a third time today. Chiu, 42, was re-elected to the position by his fellow supervisors in a unanimous vote after retaining his District 3 seat in November’s election. The board president serves a two-year term and is in charge […]

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Does Mirkarimi Have the 3 Votes He Needs to Keep His Job?

August 17, 2012 | 4:20 pm

Does Mirkarimi Have the 3 Votes He Needs to Keep His Job?

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Will they or won’t they? San Francisco’s Ethics Commission has found that Ross Mirkarimi committed official misconduct when he bruised his wife’s arm during a heated argument seven-and-a-half months ago. That incident resulted in the San Francisco sheriff pleading guilty to one count of misdemeanor false imprisonment, which in turn led to his suspension by […]

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Supervisors to Vote on Limiting Relationship Between SFPD and FBI

March 2, 2012 | 12:13 pm

Supervisors to Vote on Limiting Relationship Between SFPD and FBI

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will soon vote on an ordinance that restricts the police department’s relationship with the FBI. On Thursday, the Public Safety Committee approved the Safe San Francisco Civil Rights ordinance. Introduced by Supervisor Jane Kim, it urges – but does not require – the police to amend or terminate their […]

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February 14, 2012 | 7:49 am

SF Supes to Consider Ballot Measure to End Ranked-Choice Voting

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(Bay City News) Two dueling ballot measures to change San Francisco’s election system will go in front of the city’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. San Francisco’s current ranked-choice voting system allows voters to rank up to three candidates for each elected office, and those with the lowest vote totals are eliminated and their second- […]

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Ed Lee Appoints Planning Commission President Christina Olague as Supervisor; Replacement for Mirkarimi

January 9, 2012 | 10:09 am

Ed Lee Appoints Planning Commission President Christina Olague as Supervisor; Replacement for Mirkarimi

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Ed Lee has named Planning Commission president Christina Olague as a replacement for District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, who took over as the new San Francisco sheriff this weekend. (Which is a whole other kettle of fish, you may have heard…) The Guardian wrote this about Olague on December 20: [G]iven Lee will probably avoid […]

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Supes Pass Resolution Supporting Occupy SF; Video: Ed Lee Assures Occupy SF No Police Infiltration

November 1, 2011 | 2:04 pm

Supes Pass Resolution Supporting Occupy SF; Video: Ed Lee Assures Occupy SF No Police Infiltration

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors by a vote of 8-3 passed a non-binding resolution (pdf) today “supporting Occupy SF demonstrators’ right to set up a full-functioning encampment without the threat of a police shutdown,” as the Chronicle characterizes it. Supervisors Carmen Chu, Sean Elsbernd, and Mark Farrell were the votes against. Mayor Ed Lee […]

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