Tag Archives: Board of Supervisors

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SF Mission Tech Workers Skeptical Over Proposed “Tech Tax”

Mission tech workers reacted to a proposal for a tech tax to curb the city’s growing inequality with comments ranging from skepticism to wondering why such a tax had not been imposed earlier. Mission-based tech...
A tech shuttle on 24th and Valencia St. during one of the protests in which demonstrators blocked buses.

SF Supes Adopt Deal for Commuter Shuttle Program

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted today to dismiss an appeal calling for an environmental review of the city’s commuter shuttle program. Instead, the Board approved several major modifications to the program including limiting the...
From left to right, top to bottom: Hillary Ronen, Joshua Arce, Iswari España, and Edwin Lindo.

Endorsements, Funding Shaking Out in District 9 Supervisor Race

With Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement of Joshua Arce on February 12 and SEIU 1021’s endorsement of Hillary Ronen on Wednesday, the race for District 9 supervisor is becoming clearer — though two of the four candidates...
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...