Nobody wants to hear that their favorite watering hole is closing down, which is why we're not going to say the Gold Dust Lounge is shuttering -- at least not yet.This afternoon, the city's Historic Preservation Commission voted against designating the popular bar as a historic landmark, claiming th ... More >>
In December 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed new legislation revising the city's regulations for food trucks seeking to park on the street. The goal: helping San Francisco's street food scene grow and making it easier for food truck operators get up and running. In the pas ... More >>
Unless you're part of a small cadre of environmental activists, the danger posed to birds by high-rise buildings is probably not an issue in the forefront of your mind. Unless, of course, you are a member of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors, which just saw fit to pass a new set of development ... More >>
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, San Francisco.Wait, not all of your tax dollars are wasted in San Francisco. Your local bureaucrats make it part of their job to send a letter every February to state and federal politicians restating the city's desire that the government legalize marijuana. No ... More >>
Heresy: The business of S.F. government?The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a lawsuit brought by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights against the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, essentially settling the question of whether the supervisors were out of line when they passed ... More >>
Our schools are broke, but so are our teachers Nevermind the steep budget cuts facing our schools -- San Francisco education officials want a hefty raise and it looks as though they might get one. After much debate over the last several months, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors favored placi ... More >>
Back at City Hall Matt Gonzalez, the liberal former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is coming back to local politics after taking a job as the new chief attorney in the Public Defender's Office, effective today. Public Defender Jeff Adachi announced the appointment this morni ... More >>
San Francisco has finalized its bid for the America's Cup. Is it enough to win the battle?By an 11-0 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted the so-called "Northern Waterfront Alternative" bid to host the America's Cup -- a deal race officials over the weekend deemed insufficient. Th ... More >>
Joe EskenaziLarry Edmond says, unlike Tom Ammiano, he'd be thrilled to be our next mayorAs expected, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors did not select the city's next mayor today. Instead the process was continued to Dec. 14 (for the record, this was done on a 9-2 vote with Supervisors Ch ... More >>
gadgetdude/FlickrIt's done. But are fast-food companies considering legal action against the city?There was never any doubt that it wouldn't but still: San Francisco's Board of Supervisors today officially passed the so-called Happy Meal ban, reports our sister news blog, The Snitch. From Sni ... More >>
A veto-proof ban on Happy Meals passed the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week, but it wasn't the first time this city or others around the country have tried to legislate what its citizens should be consuming. Which of these initiatives are silly, and which are a good use of local r ... More >>
You are lower than sub-scum. The slimy stuff you find under scum. There is not a scum category for you. I will now make one up especially for you. The super slimy sub-scum bovine queen liar thief of the decade. Still too nice. I'll work on it."
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors didn't need to wait until the wee hours of the morning this time to give the greenlight the massive Hunters Point Naval Shipyard redevelopment, as was the case earlier this month. Yesterday, the supes approved the Environmental Impact Report for the project at ... More >>
Hunters Point/Lennar meeting could stretch past the bewitching hour for Board of Supervisors. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors face a long night ahead as they today decide whether to go forward with the redevelopment of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federa ... More >>
www.sanfranciscosentinel.comPick a sideThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors' meeting on Tuesday lasted until Wednesday, at last ending this morning at 12:03 AM. Hundreds of members of the public stood for hours in a City Hall corridor for the opportunity to speak for three minutes each on a con ... More >>
Pay attention, supervisors: The hair ain't pleasedSan Francisco's Board of Supervisors is coping with some serious budget issues -- well, one big one, in the form of a $522 million deficit -- and there are some serious pots of money on the table this week as the supes head to City Hall. Health ca ... More >>
Uh-oh. The Board of Supervisors would like a word with you people...As it's wont to do, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Feb. 2 passed a chest-thumping, toothless resolution. This one condemned Mexico for taking measures to privatize the government electric utility known as Luz y Fuerza ... More >>
There's virtually no government happening this week, and the few meetings scheduled are so pointless that you'd be excused for calling them vanity government. David Chiu just likes to call stuff to order -- and can you blame him? But before I cover this week's vanity meetings to reveal once agai ... More >>
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors today mustered enough votes to override Mayor Gavin Newsom's veto of a law softening the city's treatment of juvenile undocumented immigrants who are arrested. But the mayor's office was quick to dismiss the widely expected vote as a symbolic gesture that would h ... More >>
The moral high ground in San Francisco may be the most valuable real estate of all. Last week Gavin Newsom -- who thumbed his nose at state and federal law on gay marriage -- tried to claim it by saying he couldn't help illegal immigrants because he has too much respect for the law. The ... More >>
Once more, for old time's sake. Lost somewhere between the news of Sacramento's impending raid upon municipal revenue streams and President Obama's comfy jeans, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors yesterday passed the city's contentious, agonizing $6.6 billion budget. This wasn't done without Super ... More >>
Most Government offices in America took Monday off to honor those who fell in our nation's defense. For the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, however, Memorial Day is really about honoring what all the other holidays, from Veterans Day to Christmas, are really about honoring: the San Francisco ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley Is Mayor Newsom a self-hating Catholic? The Catholic League said this week that the Mayor (and the Board of Supervisors) should be blamed for vandals scrawling the names of the pope and the San Francisco archbishop next to a Nazi symbol on Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the ... More >>
Why the new mayor should resist political pressure from the new shadow ayatollah of San Francisco politics, real estate mogul Clint Reilly
Darkness descends at City Hall as supervisors argue ceaselessly over dogs and apartment size
Stuck in a strange warp of the space-time fabric, our supervisors can't stop tilting against a dot-com development monster that's dead and buried
Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?
Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much
Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.
Why Mark Leno ought to serve in the Assembly, and Harry Britt should go back to New College
A ballot measure that would create a Municipal Utility District has so many legal flaws, it's all but DOA. In fact, passing the measure might delay the advent of public power here for years.
The city has new guidelines on discrimination against the fat, skinny, tall, and short. They teach us a valuable lesson: Our leaders need to quit pandering and focus on business.
Everyone who needs an affordable apartment loses when NIMBYs get to appeal housing permits to the Board of Supervisors
Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?
Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?
School leaders snub supervisors, refuse to show at parleys
There's a pot of money available to investigate real estate fraud, but Terence Hallinan isn't using it
Years of reckless borrowing have sent the city's Redevelopment Agency spiraling into debt. Mayor Brown's pet projects may flush it down the drain entirely.