Category: Politics

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Supervisors approve Wiener in-law unit legislation

In a unanimous vote today, the SF Board of Supervisors approved Supervisor Scott Wiener’s legislation to allow the construction of new in-law units (or accessory dwelling units) in the Castro area. New units must be fully functioning with a bathroom and kitchen and be no smaller than 220 sqft and no...

Muni F-Line at Market and Noe (photo: torbakhopper / flickr) 22

Muni F Line to rise to $6?

As part of the Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to rescind the Sunday parking meter enforcement that started last year, the SFMTA is looking for ways to recoup some of the $9 million windfall the meters (and ticketing) brought in by raising the F Line ride cost to $6 in line...

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UPDATE: Wiener 2014: Does Supervisor Wiener have a dirty money problem?

Update: 2:40PM – See Supervisor Scott Wiener’s response below —————————————- The investor activity tracking and eviction mapping organization, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP), used Supervisor Scott Wiener’s campaign finance disclosure filings for 2013 to build an infographic of his campaign funding for re-election this November. The Infographic shows that real...

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Body Freedom rally ends in police force

We missed this news over the weekend, but thought readers might like to know about the Body Freedom rally that happened on Saturday at Jane Warner Plaza. After District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener’s nudity ban legislation passed the Board of Supervisors with close 6-5 vote and went into effect early...

Muni at Castro and 18th (photo: Matt Baume) 3

Late night transit options up for review, expansion

Nightlife in San Francisco contributes $4.2 billion annually to San Francisco’s economy, employs over 50k people in largely middle class jobs, and generates about $50 million in city tax revenue, but many of these middle class workers and revelers have a difficult time getting home after hours from neighborhoods like...

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Castro tenants prep for citywide tenants convention

About 150 Castro-area residents, city politicians, and members of statewide renters organizations showed up yesterday to the Castro Tenants Convention at the LGBT Center to brainstorm legislative solutions and actionable ideas to combat the growing problem of housing displacement in San Francisco. Legislative solutions are being brainstormed at all of...