Today’s Stories (Last updated June 21, 03:29 PM)

Jun
21
London Breed Will Step Down As Board President Next Week
by Nicole Yelich

Mayor-elect London Breed will serve as President of the Board of Supervisors through the June 26th meeting, where at the conclusion of the regular agenda, the Supervisors will elect

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Mayor-elect London Breed will serve as President of the Board of Supervisors through the June 26th meeting, where at the conclusion of the regular agenda, the Supervisors will elect a new President.

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SF Mayor-elect London Breed lays out timeline for resigning board presidency
Chronicle (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
Civic Center BART Station To See Increased Police Presence
by Nicole Yelich

Mayor Farrell announced Wednesday that there will be a significant increase in police presence in the Civic Center BART station to curb drug use and prevent the homeless from lingeri

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Mayor Farrell announced Wednesday that there will be a significant increase in police presence in the Civic Center BART station to curb drug use and prevent the homeless from lingering in the hallways. 

The partnership between BART police and the SFPD plans to dedicate 500 police hours each week - the equivalent of 12 officers working full time - to make the station safer and cleaner for commuters.

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S.F., BART Pledge 500 Police Hours Each Week for Civic Center Station Patrols
SF Weekly (06/21/2018)
San Francisco Unveils Joint Plan To Clean Up Civic Center BART Station
KCBS (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
Sanctuary Ballot Measure Includes "Poison Pill"
by Nicole Yelich

Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s ballot measure to protect San Francisco’s sanctuary laws counters Angela Alioto's proposed measure, which would roll back protections for some immigrants i

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Supervisor Hillary Ronen’s ballot measure to protect San Francisco’s sanctuary laws counters Angela Alioto's proposed measure, which would roll back protections for some immigrants in the City.

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SF ballot measure has ‘poison pill’ to protect sanctuary city policy
Examiner (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
PG&E To Pay Billions For Wine Country Fires
by Nicole Yelich

PG&E is on the hook for $2.5 billion for its role in sparking many of last year’s Northern California fires that killed 45 people and destroyed 8,800 structures.  The financial penal

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PG&E is on the hook for $2.5 billion for its role in sparking many of last year’s Northern California fires that killed 45 people and destroyed 8,800 structures.  The financial penalty will increase if PG&E is found to be at fault in the Tubbs Fire, which remains under investigation.

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PG&E to pay $2.5 billion for Wine Country fires, warns it could get worse
Chronicle (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
Sen. Wiener’s Net Neutrality Bill Stripped of Key Provisions
by Nicole Yelich

The Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee voted unanimously to amend Senator Scott Wiener’s net neutrality legislation by stripping the bill of key provisions that would h

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The Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee voted unanimously to amend Senator Scott Wiener’s net neutrality legislation by stripping the bill of key provisions that would have created the nation's strongest protections against discriminatory internet practices.

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California net neutrality bill ‘eviscerated’ in Assembly committee meeting
Chronicle (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
San Francisco To Examine Workplace Discrimination
by Nicole Yelich

SEIU Local 1021, the union that represents thousands of public service employees throughout San Francisco, is demanding the City collect data on the hiring, firing, and promotions of

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SEIU Local 1021, the union that represents thousands of public service employees throughout San Francisco, is demanding the City collect data on the hiring, firing, and promotions of its African American employees.

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Workplace Racism Under Review at City Hall
SF Weekly (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
Much Ado About Tasers
by Nicole Yelich

SF Weekly dives into the controversy around taser use, the history of the debate in San Francisco, and the decisions that still need to be made in order to implement the new taser po

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SF Weekly dives into the controversy around taser use, the history of the debate in San Francisco, and the decisions that still need to be made in order to implement the new taser policy within the SFPD.  Proper training for all officers remains a top priority.

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S.F.’s Taser Battle Continues, With Use of Force Training Front and Center
SF Weekly (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
City Agency Seeking New Funding Sources To Tackle Homelessness
by Nicole Yelich

San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has set goals to reduce youth homelessness by half and end family homelessness by 2023. 

DHSH is asking the City to

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San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has set goals to reduce youth homelessness by half and end family homelessness by 2023. 

DHSH is asking the City to help identify new funding sources to address the ongoing underfunding of programs and services, which presents significant obstacles in the fight against the City’s chronic homelessness problem.

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San Francisco to tackle youth, family homelessness by 2023
Examiner (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
State Supreme Court Rules Against Law Deemed “Restrictive” For Landlords
by Nicole Yelich

California’s Supreme Court voted 5-1 against reinstating a San Francisco law that required landlords to wait ten years after evicting tenants before renovating or rebuilding the unit

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California’s Supreme Court voted 5-1 against reinstating a San Francisco law that required landlords to wait ten years after evicting tenants before renovating or rebuilding the units.

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State Supreme Court agrees that SF ordinance restricting landlords went too far
Chronicle (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
Geary BRT (Finally) Secures Environmental Approval
by Nicole Yelich

The federal government has given the go ahead for the long-awaited Geary Bus Rapid Transit project through approval of the environmental impact study.  The SFMTA says the project is

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The federal government has given the go ahead for the long-awaited Geary Bus Rapid Transit project through approval of the environmental impact study.  The SFMTA says the project is now on the fast track to begin construction.  

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Geary Bus Rapid Transit gets environmental ‘green light to advance’ from Feds
Examiner (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
City Project Labor Agreement Stalled In Negotiations
by Nicole Yelich

The Building Trades Union’s proposed citywide project labor agreement remains in negotiations as some department heads and small businesses push back on the potential impact on small

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The Building Trades Union’s proposed citywide project labor agreement remains in negotiations as some department heads and small businesses push back on the potential impact on small businesses seeking construction contracts with the City.

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City-wide project labor agreement raises concerns over costs, small business impacts
Examiner (06/21/2018)
Jun
21
School Board Approves Resolution Prohibiting Dispensaries Near Schools
by Nicole Yelich

The SF School Board unanimously approved a resolution from the Student Advisory Council that supports the City’s law requiring a 600 foot buffer zone between schools and dispensaries

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The SF School Board unanimously approved a resolution from the Student Advisory Council that supports the City’s law requiring a 600 foot buffer zone between schools and dispensaries.

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SFUSD Students Want to Keep Their Schools Cannabis-Free
SF Weekly (06/21/2018)
Nov
06
Supervisor Races 2018 - Candidates
by SF Usual Suspects

June Election 2018 - Results

Results
Mayor
London Breed

D8
Rafael Mandelman

November Election 2018 - Candidates

D2 - Catherine Stefani, Schuyler Hudak, Nicholas Josefowitz, John Dennis
D4 - Jessica Ho, Adam Kim, Mike Murphy, Li Miao Lovett, Gordon Mar, Trevor McNeil, Arthur Tom, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Lou Ann Bassan
D6 - Sonja Trauss, Matt Haney, Christine Johnson
D8* - Rafael Mandelman, Lawrence "Stark" Degasse
D10 - Uzuri Pease-Greene, Shamann Walton, Theo Ellington, Tony Kelly, Asale-Haquekyah Chandler, Gloria Berry


Incumbents in bold

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June Election 2018 - Results

Results
Mayor
London Breed

D8
Rafael Mandelman

November Election 2018 - Candidates

D2 - Catherine Stefani, Schuyler Hudak, Nicholas Josefowitz, John Dennis
D4 - Jessica Ho, Adam Kim, Mike Murphy, Li Miao Lovett, Gordon Mar, Trevor McNeil, Arthur Tom, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Lou Ann Bassan
D6 - Sonja Trauss, Matt Haney, Christine Johnson
D8* - Rafael Mandelman, Lawrence "Stark" Degasse
D10 - Uzuri Pease-Greene, Shamann Walton, Theo Ellington, Tony Kelly, Asale-Haquekyah Chandler, Gloria Berry


Incumbents in bold

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Today’s Suspects Updater
Nicole Yelich
Nicole has managed candidate and ballot initiative campaigns at the city, county, and state levels throughout CA since 2005. Homegrown in Pittsburgh, you can find her yelling at the tv during Steelers games, cooking food almost no one in California has ever heard of (pizzelles and pieoriges anyone?), and bragging about her adorable nephew.

In the Past Week…

Jun
20
Mayor-Elect London Breed Inherits Myriad Of Challenges
by Nicole Yelich

Eskenazi dives deep into the myriad of challenges Mayor-elect London Breed will inherit when she steps into Room 200.

Eskenazi dives deep into the myriad of challenges Mayor-elect London Breed will inherit when she steps into Room 200.

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San Francisco’s next mayor is walking into a buzzsaw
Mission Local (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Police Union Seeking Further Negotiations On City’s New Taser Policy
by Nicole Yelich

The SF Police Officers Association will be meeting with the police commission behind closed doors to discuss the commission’s taser policy, after the POA-backed ballot measure was re

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The SF Police Officers Association will be meeting with the police commission behind closed doors to discuss the commission’s taser policy, after the POA-backed ballot measure was rejected by voters in the primary.  It is speculated that the union wants to loosen the restrictions on when officers can use tasers as a situation with a suspect escalates.

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SF police union takes another shot at changing Taser rules
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Newsom and Villaraigosa Hold Campaign Event in LA
by Nicole Yelich

Gavin Newsom joined his former opponent Antonio Villaraigosa at an event in downtown Los Angeles, much to the dismay of Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox who released a sta

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Gavin Newsom joined his former opponent Antonio Villaraigosa at an event in downtown Los Angeles, much to the dismay of Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox who released a statement criticizing the show of Democratic unity after a bitter primary that saw Newsom and Villaraigosa pitted against each other.  

Villaraigosa endorsed Newsom on election night and has said that a vote for Cox is akin to a vote for Trump.

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Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa make nice, annoying John Cox
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
November Ballot Measure To Fight Trump Immigration Raids
by Nicole Yelich

Supervisor Hillary Ronen has proposed a ballot measure for November that seeks to provide protections for San Franciscans impacted by Trump’s immigration policies.  The measure would

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Supervisor Hillary Ronen has proposed a ballot measure for November that seeks to provide protections for San Franciscans impacted by Trump’s immigration policies.  The measure would require city departments to conduct audits to ensure no local funding is being used to support ICE raids and report back to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors.

The measure protects the City’s sanctuary status and is co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, Katy Tang, and Sandra Lee Fewer.

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Supervisor Ronen unveils measure to combat Trump policies in San Francisco
Mission Local (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Feinstein Fights For Immigrant Families
by Nicole Yelich

Senator Dianne Feinstein is whipping support for her “Keep Families Together Act” which would bar ICE agents from separating immigrant children from their families at the border, unl

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Senator Dianne Feinstein is whipping support for her “Keep Families Together Act” which would bar ICE agents from separating immigrant children from their families at the border, unless there is evidence of child abuse or trafficking.

Currently 49 Democratic Senators support the bill.  True to form, no Republicans have broken ranks to support the measure, despite the fact that a handful of moderate senators have spoken out against the policy. 

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Feinstein’s migrant family bill puts her at center of opposition to Trump
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Police, Fire Unions Labor Contracts Approved
by Nicole Yelich

The Board of Supervisors has approved new labor contracts with the police and firefighter unions.  The contracts grant a 3 percent wage increase per for the next three years for both

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The Board of Supervisors has approved new labor contracts with the police and firefighter unions.  The contracts grant a 3 percent wage increase per for the next three years for both unions.  This translates to an increase of $31M in the City’s budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st.

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S.F. supervisors approve labor contracts for police and firefighters
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Questions Raised About The Adequacy Of Proposal to Retest Hunters Point
by Nicole Yelich

Critics of the proposed retesting of the Hunters Point Shipyard say the methods set forth in the proposal will not adequately detect the extent of the site’s contamination.

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Critics of the proposed retesting of the Hunters Point Shipyard say the methods set forth in the proposal will not adequately detect the extent of the site’s contamination.

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State will test developed portion of Hunters Point Shipyard, but critics say it won’t be enough
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Rafael Mandelman Wants To Get Youth Off The Streets
by Nicole Yelich

A look into one of Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman’s key campaign promises to get San Francisco’s vulnerable homeless youth off the streets.

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A look into one of Supervisor-elect Rafael Mandelman’s key campaign promises to get San Francisco’s vulnerable homeless youth off the streets.

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Homeless LGBT youth gain political advocate
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
SF Steps Up For LGBT Seniors
by Nicole Yelich

The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services is putting $400,000 into training personnel on how to better serve LGBT seniors.

The trainings for workers at senior centers,

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The San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services is putting $400,000 into training personnel on how to better serve LGBT seniors.

The trainings for workers at senior centers, home care programs, public transit, or Meals on Wheels, and the like, will focus on the specific needs of LGBT seniors who are more likely to live alone and less likely to have children.

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The singular needs of LGBT seniors: San Francisco funds training for workers
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
SFMTA Hikes Fines On E-Scooter Companies
by Nicole Yelich

On Tuesday, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved increasing fines on e-scooter companies for violations of the City’s new pilot program.  Permits have not yet been grant

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On Tuesday, the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved increasing fines on e-scooter companies for violations of the City’s new pilot program.  Permits have not yet been granted for the program - the increase from $100-$500 per fine is addressing concerns from the SFMTA Board members that the $100 fines were too low to be effective.

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City hikes penalties for scofflaw scooter companies
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Van Ness Ave Construction Is About To Get Worse
by Nicole Yelich

Construction along Van Ness Ave is about to get worse.  In addition to the SFMTA work to create dedicated bus lanes, the SF Public Utilities Commission is set to begin significant re

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Construction along Van Ness Ave is about to get worse.  In addition to the SFMTA work to create dedicated bus lanes, the SF Public Utilities Commission is set to begin significant repairs to the underground utility system.  Drivers and pedestrians should expect even more street level impact and lane closures.

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Van Ness BRT construction impact set to increase
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Board Votes To Delay Mission Housing Project
by Nicole Yelich

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to delay a 75 unit market-race housing project on the site of a former laundromat in the Mission until the developer conducts a shadow stud

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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to delay a 75 unit market-race housing project on the site of a former laundromat in the Mission until the developer conducts a shadow study on the project’s impact on a neighboring school.

Representatives of the developer argued that the study should not be necessary as CEQA requires shadow studies for developments near parks and open spaces - not schools.  Supervisor Ronen countered that schools should qualify now that the Shared Schoolyard Program opens up school yards for public recreational use outside of school hours.

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Supervisors back appeal, delay housing project on Mission District laundromat site
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
SF Protests ICE Crimes Against Immigrant Families
by Nicole Yelich

On Tuesday, hundreds blocked the entrance to the ICE field office in San Francisco’s Financial District to protest separating immigrant children of all ages from their families, and

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On Tuesday, hundreds blocked the entrance to the ICE field office in San Francisco’s Financial District to protest separating immigrant children of all ages from their families, and holding the children in detention camps indefinitely. 

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Hundreds in SF protest Trump’s ‘fascist’ child immigration policy
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Protesters, city officials call for end to family separations in rally outside SF ICE offices
Examiner (06/20/2018)
Jun
20
Supervisors Change Phelan Ave to Frida Kahlo Way, Citing Former Mayor Phelan's Racist Policies
by Nicole Yelich

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Ingleside’s Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way, citing the racist and anti-immigrant policies of the street's namesake James Duva

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The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Ingleside’s Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way, citing the racist and anti-immigrant policies of the street's namesake James Duval Phelan.  Phelan served as SF’s Mayor from 1897 to 1902.

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Citing racist connection, SF changes Phelan Avenue to Frida Kahlo Way
Chronicle (06/20/2018)
Jun
19
D4 Sunset Race Heats Up, Gets Foggier
by Shanti Singh
After announcing a surprise decision to not seek reelection, D4 Supervisor Katy Tang has opened up a wide field of challengers to her legislative aide, endorsed successor, and recent... more
After announcing a surprise decision to not seek reelection, D4 Supervisor Katy Tang has opened up a wide field of challengers to her legislative aide, endorsed successor, and recent SF transplant, Jessica Ho: Adam Kim, Mike Murphy, Li Miao Lovett, Arthur Tom, Tuan Nguyen, Lou Bassan, Trevor McNeil, and Gordon Mar. The candidates hail from across the progressive-to-moderate spectrum of SF politics and have a scant five months to win the seat. more
9 candidates will vie for District Four supervisor in San Francisco
Chronicle (06/19/2018)
Challengers emerge to battle for newly open Sunset District supervisorial seat
Examiner (06/18/2018)
Jun
19
Budget Bonanza Begins
by Shanti Singh
Tired of election season, and the new election season? It's also budget season, and nonprofits are lobbying for spending on homeless, senior, disabled, mentally ill, LGBTQI+, rent-bu... more
Tired of election season, and the new election season? It's also budget season, and nonprofits are lobbying for spending on homeless, senior, disabled, mentally ill, LGBTQI+, rent-burdened and low-income San Franciscans. D10 Supervisor Malia Cohen chairs the Budget Committee, and is ezpected to finalize the allocations by June 27. more
A Battle for S.F.'s Budget
SF Weekly (06/18/2018)
Nonprofits press SF supes to increase spending on social programs
Examiner (06/18/2018)
Jun
19
Gubernatorial Candidates Oppose Splitting Up CA
by Shanti Singh
Both candidates for California Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, have officially announced their opposition to a November 2018 ballot measure by Silicon Valley... more
Both candidates for California Governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, have officially announced their opposition to a November 2018 ballot measure by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three separate states. Draper, most recently seen defending infamously fraudulent biotech startup Theranos, attempted a measure to split California into three states in 2014. more
Don’t split up California, says GOP governor candidate John Cox
Chronicle (06/19/2018)
Jun
19
Navy Proposes Hunters Point Shipyard Cleanup
by Shanti Singh
The US Navy announced a plan to retest the toxic waste coverup at the Hunters Point Shipyard, but it will likely be another full year before the extent of the original botched cleanu... more
The US Navy announced a plan to retest the toxic waste coverup at the Hunters Point Shipyard, but it will likely be another full year before the extent of the original botched cleanup, falsified by a contractor, is fully known. more
Navy Outlines Hunters Point Cleanup Plan But Resolution Still Distant
SF Weekly (06/19/2018)
Jun
19
Why the Heck is Building Public Transit So Expensive?
by SF Usual Suspects
Curbed takes a look at why Bay Area transportation infrastructure is so darn costly, especially compared to other developed countries. 

Here's a quick comparison:

Rail construction co

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Curbed takes a look at why Bay Area transportation infrastructure is so darn costly, especially compared to other developed countries. 

Here's a quick comparison:

Rail construction costs compared
$3 billion per mile: SF Downtown Extension (DTX)
$923 million per mile: SF Central Subway
$780 million per mile: BART to San Jose
$451 million per mille: Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin line

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Bay Area subway and rail costs: Why are they among the highest in the world?
Curbed (06/19/2018)
Jun
18
Down and Dirty
by Jen Longley
After learning that San Francisco is not on track to meet our 2020 zero-waste goals, Supervisor Ahsha Safai is proposing a multi-year program to inspect and fine the worst violators,... more
After learning that San Francisco is not on track to meet our 2020 zero-waste goals, Supervisor Ahsha Safai is proposing a multi-year program to inspect and fine the worst violators, which could be mitigated by hiring a “zero-waste facilitator" to manually sort recyclable waste. more
Safai wants building owners to hire janitors to boost recycling
Examiner (06/18/2018)
Jun
18
Net Neutrality Double Trouble
by SF Usual Suspects
State Senator Scott Wiener is teaming up with colleague (and US Senate candidate) Kevin de León to strengthen a Net Neutrality bill package for California, by amending his bill to pr... more
State Senator Scott Wiener is teaming up with colleague (and US Senate candidate) Kevin de León to strengthen a Net Neutrality bill package for California, by amending his bill to prohibit companies who do not comply from entering into contracts with the State of California. more
2 state senators join forces on bills requiring equal internet access in California
Chronicle (06/18/2018)
State Net Neutrality Bills Join Forces While S.F. Plan Stalls
SF Weekly (06/19/2018)
Jun
18
A Lotta Money Can Go a Little Way
by Jen Longley
Self-funding candidates were by no means guaranteed success in the June primary. While some candidates like San Francisco's own Eleni Kounalakis and her father spent a combined $8 mi... more
Self-funding candidates were by no means guaranteed success in the June primary. While some candidates like San Francisco's own Eleni Kounalakis and her father spent a combined $8 million to help secure her a first-place finish in the Lt. Governor's race, losing candidates spent over $3 million to walk away empty handed. more
Rich people crowded onto California’s ballot — and many finished out of the money
Chronicle (06/18/2018)
Jun
18
Walton Kickoff Sends D10 Supervisor's Race into Gear
by Jen Longley
The District 10 Supervisors contest is in full swing, with the star-studded (in San Francisco political terms) office opening of candidate and current Board of Education member Shama... more
The District 10 Supervisors contest is in full swing, with the star-studded (in San Francisco political terms) office opening of candidate and current Board of Education member Shamann Walton. more
Campaign Office Opening Kicks Off Board of Supervisors Race in District 10
KQED (06/18/2018)
Jun
18
Now What?
by Jen Longley
The Examiner takes a look at the historic campaign of Mayor-elect London Breed and her priorities for the hard work that comes next.
The Examiner takes a look at the historic campaign of Mayor-elect London Breed and her priorities for the hard work that comes next. more
London Breed just made history as San Francisco’s mayor-elect; now comes the real challenge
Examiner (06/18/2018)
Jun
17
What Power Looks Like
by Jen Longley
Da Mayor gives us his thoughts on a speedy ballot count (or lack thereof) in the Mayor's race, chides candidate Jane Kim for backing Leno in a 1-2 RCV strategy and defends London Bre... more
Da Mayor gives us his thoughts on a speedy ballot count (or lack thereof) in the Mayor's race, chides candidate Jane Kim for backing Leno in a 1-2 RCV strategy and defends London Breed as a progressive, and reminds us that the leadership of the State and Nation could soon hail from the City by the Bay in Sunday's Willies World. more
It’s the 21st century — time for SF to learn how to do a speedy vote count
Chronicle (06/17/2018)
Jun
17
Citywide Broadband Slows Down
by Jen Longley
Outgoing Interim Mayor Mark Farrell declined to submit a tax proposal to place a revenue measure funding municipal high-speed internet on the November ballot, after a recent poll sho... more
Outgoing Interim Mayor Mark Farrell declined to submit a tax proposal to place a revenue measure funding municipal high-speed internet on the November ballot, after a recent poll showed it slightly under the 2/3rds supermajority required for passage. more
S.F. hits brakes on Farrell’s high-speed internet plan
Examiner (06/17/2018)
Jun
17
Mayoral Roundup: Pride and Priorities
by Jen Longley
The election of Mayor-Elect London Breed is a source of pride, hope and inspiration to the City's dwindling African American Community, and Mayor Breed sits down with KQED to address... more
The election of Mayor-Elect London Breed is a source of pride, hope and inspiration to the City's dwindling African American Community, and Mayor Breed sits down with KQED to address her priorities in Sundays Mayoral roundup. more
London Breed’s election as SF mayor brings hope to dwindling black community
Chronicle (06/17/2018)
San Francisco Mayor-elect London Breed, Tech Developments and 'What Truth Sounds Like'
KQED (06/17/2018)
Jun
17
San Francisco Remembers Mass Shooting With Call to Action
by Jen Longley
San Francisco commemorated the 25th anniversary of San Francisco's worst mass shooting with an eye to healing and changing gun laws  to help reduce gun violence today.
San Francisco commemorated the 25th anniversary of San Francisco's worst mass shooting with an eye to healing and changing gun laws  to help reduce gun violence today. more
Clinton, Giffords, students from Parkland and Chicago attend 25th anniversary of SF mass shooting
KTVU (06/17/2018)
Jun
17
Texts Seem to Confirm Actions of Venue Owner Accused of Attacking Homeless
by Jen Longley
Nightclub owner Jason Perkins may have in fact posted  threatening notes towards people living in homeless encampments and brandished a gun at one of them, according to texts to a fo... more
Nightclub owner Jason Perkins may have in fact posted  threatening notes towards people living in homeless encampments and brandished a gun at one of them, according to texts to a former employee, reports the Examiner. more
Ex-employee comes forward to ID club owner in threats to burn homeless encampment
Examiner (06/17/2018)
Jun
16
Testing and Cleaning Up the Shipyard, Again
by Kelly Groth

The Navy released its plans to clean up the Hunters Point Shipyard, which was recently found to be fraudulently tested. The Navy has hired two contractors to resurvey and oversee ret

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The Navy released its plans to clean up the Hunters Point Shipyard, which was recently found to be fraudulently tested. The Navy has hired two contractors to resurvey and oversee retesting of the site, which was previously deemed clean and ready for development.

Following the release of the Navy’s plan, it was announced the state health department will test a housing development near the Hunters Point Shipyard. Environmental justice advocates and residents have been calling for a radiation testing of the area, but are weary of the type of testing won’t be enough.

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Housing development at former Hunters Point Shipyard to be tested for contamination
Examiner (06/16/2018)
Navy agrees to retest part of Hunters Point Shipyard for radiation in July
KTVU (06/16/2018)
Navy releases plan to retest part of SF shipyard after botched cleanup
Chronicle (06/16/2018)
Navy's retesting plan for Hunters Point Shipyard cleanup released
Examiner (06/16/2018)