San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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    April 4, 2012

    Gold Dust Lounge Bites the Dust -- Sort Of

    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 >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Supervisor Wiener Introduces Legislation to Let Food Trucks Park on Colleges

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    San Francisco to Protect Birds from Flying into Buildings

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Dianne Feinstein Tells Francisco to Go Smoke a Fat One

    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 >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Supreme Court: S.F. Politicians Free to Denounce Catholic Church

    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 >>

  • News

    April 13, 2011
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    March 1, 2011

    S.F. School Board Raises Move Ahead; Budget Cuts Loom

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Matt Gonzalez Named Chief Attorney in S.F. Public Defender's Office

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    America's Cup: Supervisors Unanimously Adopt Hosting Bid

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Supes Punt on Naming Next Mayor

    Joe EskenaziLarry Edmond says, unlike Tom Ammiano, he'd be thrilled to be our next mayor​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    S.F. Supes Officially Pass Happy Meal Ban

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    The Happy Meal Effect: Five More Food Bans

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Palm Reader Foe Writes Angriest City Hall Petition Ever

    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."

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Hunters Point, Taxes Get Supes' Approval

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Board of Supervisors Decides Future of Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Today

    ​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 >>

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    June 30, 2010
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    June 16, 2010

    VIDEO: Stalemate in Gaza Resolution Debate Following 10 Hour Hearing

    www.sanfranciscosentinel.comPick a side​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    A Look Ahead at Your Week in S.F. Lawmaking

    Pay attention, supervisors: The hair ain't pleased​San 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Mexican Consulate Says S.F. Supes' Resolution Riddled With Errors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    SF GovInAction: So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Adieu

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Mayor's Office: Supes' Veto Override on Immigrant Policy 'Cannot Take Effect'

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Supes Try To Save Cats, Unify Ireland, and Create Public Power

      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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    San Francisco Has a Budget -- and Chris Daly Has Left the Building

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Supes To Spend Week Memorializing Extra, Extra Hard

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Gavin's Catholic Bashing

    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 >>

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    May 26, 2008
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    November 6, 2007
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    January 14, 2004

    Same as the Old Boss?

    Why the new mayor should resist political pressure from the new shadow ayatollah of San Francisco politics, real estate mogul Clint Reilly

  • News

    October 2, 2002

    The Horror

    Darkness descends at City Hall as supervisors argue ceaselessly over dogs and apartment size

  • News

    July 17, 2002

    Political Relativity

    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

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    July 10, 2002

    Urine a Bad Spot Because of Them

    Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Pinocchio and SFO

    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

  • News

    April 24, 2002

    Intended Consequences

    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.

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    February 27, 2002

    Mark of Effectiveness

    Why Mark Leno ought to serve in the Assembly, and Harry Britt should go back to New College

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    Dead Mud Walking

    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.

  • News

    September 5, 2001

    Heavy Issues

    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.

  • News

    May 30, 2001

    Axing Permission

    Everyone who needs an affordable apartment loses when NIMBYs get to appeal housing permits to the Board of Supervisors

  • News

    April 4, 2001

    Delusions of Power

    Is it smart to jump into the Bay Guardian's version of public power, without even studying whether it will save money?

  • News

    March 28, 2001

    Flying Blind

    Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?

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    March 8, 2000

    Unexcused Absence

    School leaders snub supervisors, refuse to show at parleys

  • News

    November 24, 1999

    Benign Neglect

    There's a pot of money available to investigate real estate fraud, but Terence Hallinan isn't using it

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    June 23, 1999
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    December 23, 1998
  • News

    February 4, 1998

    The Redevelopment Sinkhole

    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.

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    August 20, 1997
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    June 18, 1997
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