bkusler/FlickrSupervisor Bevan Dufty.The Board of Supervisors yesterday unanimously passed legislation that streamlines rules for mobile vending, making it easier and cheaper to be a legal street-food vendor in San Francisco. At the Tuesday meeting, the Supes took up rules changes that in pas ... More >>
Curbside Coffee/FacebookThe legislation ― which eases the permitting process for vendors like Curbside Coffee ― now goes before the full Board of Supervisors.At a public hearing earlier today, San Francisco's City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee approved a new ordinance for ... More >>
Luis Chong/YelpLe Truc at an Off the Grid street-food event.The San Francisco Planning Commission yesterday approved unanimously Supervisor Bevan Dufty's legislation for new street-food rules for vendors on private property, with one slight change. The proposed ordinance ― which streamlines ... More >>
You can stop smelling your computer screen now...In a city of organized workers, the illegal hot dog vendors on Mission Street are some of labor's last lone rangers. And vulnerable ones. They have no permits and no rights. They must be on constant alert for the cops, who write them tickets and ev ... More >>
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you -- a tobacco ban that isn't.Here in San Francisco, we've got a penchant for feel-good legislation that inadvertently does bad. But what about feel-good legislation that actually makes you feel bad -- as in, say, gives you a hacking cough?That could be the ca ... More >>
Plastic bags have unintended consequencesSan Francisco public officials love -- and we mean really, really love -- to dabble in bold social experiments. Whether they're trying out a novel scheme for government-controlled electricity service, legally enshrining the right of cats to keep their nail ... More >>
Jim HerdThe winners of the Top-3 Most Dangerous Muni Routes are: the 14-Mission, the 9X-San Bruno Express, and the 38-Geary. In that order.But be not afraid: Supervisor Bevan Dufty is on it (or so he'd like you to think). The supervisor from the Castro continued to hone what is shaping up to be h ... More >>
Legislation that would reform how San Francisco's nightclub-industry watchdog agency operates was approved by the Board of Supervisors' City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee today, and is headed for a vote by the full board next month.Are changes coming to SF nightlife?Following a t ... More >>
What an exciting week! Your Host Gaaaaaaavin Newson! will be giving away big money prizes! And how much would you pay for this PUC headquarters? Find out in our Showcase Showdown!
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In fact, there is an awful lot of government happening this week, squeezing big money ... More >>
There are only three meetings left standing this week: By contrast, four meetings were supposed to happen, but canceled. Is it just me, or are city hall meetings increasingly resembling network programming?
"Well, we would LIKE to have a City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee mee ... More >>
Is it any wonder that the mayor who could go on for 7.5 hours about the State of the City without ONCE mentioning a half-billion-dollar deficit has been in Switzerland when the city has to decide how to deal with it? How fitting that he married an actress.
After being elected in th ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs
Keeping with tradition, the Supervisors have taken a holiday weekend and turned it into an extended vacation. Their justification this time is that they all need the extra two days off to go see "Milk." Last year, it was to stand in line and buy iPhones, and the year before th ... More >>