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Tag: San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Watch: SF Supes’ Committee Hearing on Creating a City Bank

October 24, 2011 | 11:26 am

Watch: SF Supes’ Committee Hearing on Creating a City Bank

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In light of what’s going on with the Occupy protests, this could be interesting: The City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee of the Board of Supervisors will hold a “hearing on the Budget Analyst Report on San Francisco’s banking system and options for leveraging San Francisco taxpayer dollars and City revenues in financial institutions that […]

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April 26, 2011 | 2:15 pm

SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy

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Update 2:42 p.m. The motion passes 10-1, with Supervisor Sean Elsbrnd — who just lost the canine vote — the lone holdout. It should be noted, as is sometimes the case when writing about San Francisco board actions, that the supervisors have no jurisdiction over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is run by […]

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April 5, 2011 | 2:24 pm

SF Supervisors Pass Mid-Market Tax Break for Twitter, Other Companies

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For our reporter Rachel Dornhelm’s live tweets from the Board of Supervisors, click here. Update 3:13 p.m. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm has tweeted that the legislation passed 8 to 3, with only Supervisors Avalos, Mirkarimi, and Campos voting no. Earlier post If so inclined, you can watch today’s meeting of the full San Francisco Board of […]

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February 23, 2011 | 5:14 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: SF Supes Want Competition for Trash Pick-Up; Behind the Twitter Tax Deal

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Supes Want to Rescind Law that Bans Competition in SF Trash Collection (SF Weekly) Does Recology have a right to pick up San Francisco’s trash forever? Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi and David Campos don’t think so. They plan to put a measure before voters in November rescinding a […]

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February 14, 2011 | 10:18 am

SF Supes’ Committee May Be Haight Recycling’s Last Chance

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If so inclined, you can watch live online a meeting of the City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, going on right now. On the agenda are two issues of note: The scheduled eviction of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center in favor of a community garden; and […]

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January 14, 2011 | 3:47 pm

San Francisco Out to Help Small Businesses w/ ADA Laws as Some Suits Called “Frivolous”

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Yesterday some San Francisco supervisors, led by Carmen Chu, held a press conference to discuss steps the city is taking to help stem the tide of lawsuits against small business owners under the Americans With Disabilities Act and California’s Unruh Civil Right Act. KQED’s Kelly Wilkinson interviewed Carmen Chu about the issue: Carmen Chu on […]

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January 14, 2011 | 9:50 am

Video: Chris Daly Roast

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Chris Daly is gone from the San Francisco political scene — at least in an official capacity. But before “It’s on like Donkey Kong” fades completely from memory as the only catch phrase worth repeating dozens of times per quarter hour, let’s pay tribute to the man one more time by pointing you to the […]

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The SF Supes Quest for an Interim Mayor

January 11, 2011 | 4:14 pm

The SF Supes Quest for an Interim Mayor

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The search for an interim mayor of San Francisco mayor has been full of twists, turns, and dare we say…excitement. As Ed Lee is sworn in as the 43rd mayor of the City by the Bay, let’s look back at how this great adventure played out. Follow the quest more closely with KQED News Editor […]

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January 7, 2011 | 4:30 pm

SF Supervisors Vote 10-1 to Make Ed Lee Interim Mayor; New Board Must Ratify Choice

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10 -1 today to make City Administrator Ed Lee the interim mayor, once the position is vacated by Gavin Newsom, who will be sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of California this weekend. The vote, taken by the lame-duck board, must still be ratified by the new board to […]

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January 7, 2011 | 2:52 pm

Legal And Political Realities May Render Ed Lee Detractors All Bark, No Bite

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The recessed San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting is back on this afternoon, and it should be a dilly — the Super Bowl of public access cable TV in terms of interest and — one has to say — hype. (You can watch it live here at 3 p.m.) The only item on the agenda? […]

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