Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

Poet and San Francisco staple Diamond Dave Whitaker was recognized on February 2 by the Board of Supervisors, who declared the day in his honor. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Legendary SF Mission Radio Host Honored by City

Diamond Dave Whitaker remembers the first time he stepped foot into San Francisco’s city hall some six decades ago. “It was 1957, and I was in seventh heaven,” said Whitaker. At 19, he had just...
Elvira and Refugio Nieto (second to left and center), listen as the Board of Supervisors call for a federal investigation into the 2014 officer involved-shooting of their son, Alex Nieto. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Supervisors Call for Federal Investigations of Mission Police Shootings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring July 22 as a ‘day of remembrance’ for Mario Woods, whose December 2 shooting by police officers could have been prevented, some board members...
Gwendolyn Woods (far right) and supporters of the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition at the Board of Supervisors meeting on January 12. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Supervisors Apologize for Police Shootings, Call for Investigation

After introducing legislation that calls for an independent federal investigation into the officer involved shooting death of Mario Woods, District 5 Supervisor London Breed joined three other supervisors on record in criticizing the San Francisco Police...
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SF Supervisors Approve Protection for Tenants of Illegal Units

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that will provide more protections to tenants living in illegal units and in-law apartments throughout San Francisco. The amendment to the city’s Building and Planning codes...
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SF Pushes Ahead with Local Priority for Affordable Housing

The three-member Land Use Committee voted unanimously yesterday to recommend neighborhood preference for affordable housing. The policy would ensure that 40 percent of new affordable housing in a supervisorial district be reserved for former residents of...
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SF Mayor Lee Lets New Tenant Protections Stand, Saying Housing Crisis ‘Acute’

A new proposal designed to give San Francisco tenants increased protections against evictions became law Friday afternoon when Mayor Ed Lee returned the legislation unsigned, despite earlier fears that he would veto it. “The [housing] crisis...