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San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Another City To Ban E-Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Electronic cigarettes are set to be as restricted in San Francisco as all other tobacco products after the city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously a...

City Law Will Shield Ex-Offender Applicants' Criminal History

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Crime

With recidivism rates in California among the highest in the nation, San Francisco officials hope a law aimed at curtailing housing and workplace bias...

SF Budget & Finance Committee passes Kiva Zip Resolution

Kiva Zip | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post is a continuation to San Francisco to vote on Resolution to become Kiva Zip Trustee from 10/07/2013. Pictured: The Kiva Zip team outs...

Robin Wilkey

San Francisco Supervisor Says Pledge Of Allegiance, Ending Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- After last month's historic Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act, one San Francisco city supervisor is celebratin...

Aaron Sankin

San Francisco Takes Historic Step Against Big Oil

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.26.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging managers of the city's public employee retireme...

Aaron Sankin

Did San Francisco Just Ban Smoking?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.16.2013 | San Francisco

During Tuesday's meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve two bills further limiting where and when city residents can smoke t...

The City's Most Powerful Supervisor On Making People Behave

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.10.2013 | San Francisco

Name: David Chiu Neighborhood: Polk Street Years In SF: 17 Current Gig: Representing San Francisco's District Three, Chiu was recently reelec...

Board Of Supervisors President Chosen

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

David Chiu was re-elected as the president of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors by a unanimous vote of his peers on the board Tuesday afternoon. ...

SF Board of Supervisors Put Corporate Personhood Measure on November Ballot

Helen Grieco | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco
Helen Grieco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to place a measure on this November's ballot that will give voters the chance to demand a federal constitutional amendment that would authorize limits on political campaign contributions.

Aaron Sankin

Controversial Luxury Condo Project Moves One Step Closer To Reality

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.31.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO--Following a contentious public meeting held earlier this week, the San Francisco Port Commission unanimously voted to approve the 8 Was...

Friday Fights: Popcorn Politics

Christopher Caen | Posted 07.18.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

As we roll towards this November, we'll have the appearance of "popcorn politics." These are the great shows and stands that our politicians will take over the summer, all angling to find that one blockbuster that will propel them back into office.

Mirkarimi Begins Biggest Political Fight Of His Life

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The city ethics commission met Monday to set the ground rules for the misconduct case against Ross Mirkarimi, the sheriff who wa...

City With No Children: SF Has The Lowest Number Of Kids In America

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.11.2012 | San Francisco

According to statistics presented to a special hearing of the Board of Supervisors on Thursday, San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children of...

Robin Wilkey

BURN! Rose Pak Publicly Roasts Supervisors During Unbelievable Chinese New Year Parade Stunt

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco

Eric Mar stood speechless and wide-eyed. John Avalos laughed nervously. George Gascon loosened his collar. And all the while, the crowd went wild. ...

Neither Paper Nor Plastic: City Expands Shopping Bag Ban

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.07.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously passed an expansion of the city's historic restrictions on plastic shopping bags. Whi...

Mayor Lee's 'Job Killer' Killer Faces Tough Opposition From Labor Leaders

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.27.2012 | San Francisco

The very beginning of his campaign withstanding, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been nothing if not consistent. If the mayor's mouth is open, he's pro...

America's Cup Pollution Levels Raise Environmentalists' Ire

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.25.2012 | San Francisco

New estimates of the number of boats expected to hit the water when the America's Cup takes over the San Francisco Bay during the next two years have ...

Aaron Sankin

WATCH: Meet The Newest City Supervisor

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.09.2012 | San Francisco

Ending months of speculation, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has selected Christina Olague to represent District Five on the Board of Supervisors. "As ...

Controversial Golf Course Moves One Step Closer To Shutting Down

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.15.2011 | San Francisco

Pacifica's Sharp Park golf course may soon see its last birdie. Although, the park's frogs will probably be safe for a long time to come. In a 6-5 ...

Friday Fishwrap

Christopher Caen | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Apparently, we should all be happy these days because we were told this week that the budget shortfall is less than originally stated. This is good in a "the plane isn't diving into the ground as fast as assumed" way.

Will San Francisco Charge Consumers A Fee To Use Shopping Bags?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco

The question "paper or plastic" is already more or less a moot point in San Francisco -- the 2007 passage of a partial ban on plastic bags in the city...

Neighborhood Groups Sue To Block AT&T Installations

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.25.2011 | San Francisco

When the Board of Supervisors approved AT&T's plan to install 726 utility boxes on San Francisco sidewalks last month without first submitting the pla...

A Start to Reforming Our Dysfunctional Ballot Measure System

Scott Wiener | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco
Scott Wiener

California is the only state in the country where legislation passed by the voters can only be amended by going back to the voters with yet another ballot measure.

The End Of Comcast's Cable Monopoly?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved a proposal allowing AT&T to install hundreds of utility boxes on San Francisco sidewalks without first u...

Mayor Lee Lays Out Vision For Next Muni Chief

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

Correction: It turns out that the quote from Ed Lee was purely the invention of one of our favorite columnists, Melissa Griffin. Oops! She was indicat...