Today’s Stories (Last updated September 22, 05:13 PM)

Sep
22
City Struggles to Administer Eviction Defense Program
by Jen Longley

The City is struggling to implement Proposition F, a successful 2018 ballot measure which guarantees all tenants facing eviction to free representation. Tenant defense is a specializ

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The City is struggling to implement Proposition F, a successful 2018 ballot measure which guarantees all tenants facing eviction to free representation. Tenant defense is a specialized area of law, and the 10 nonprofits tasked with administering the program are struggling to identify and hire experienced tenant litigators, while the $9 million allocated towards the program to date would not be enough to pay for the number of attorneys necessary to meet current demand. Passed with 55% of the vote, Prop F did not identify or allocate funding for the eviction defense program.

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Voters approved a measure guaranteeing tenants representation — but there’s not enough money to fulfill its promises – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Student Organizers Slam SFUSD on Climate Strike
by Jen Longley

Student organizers of the San Francisco Climate strike say that SFUSD reneged on tacit support of Friday’s climate action, cancelling pre-approved, optional field trips to support th

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Student organizers of the San Francisco Climate strike say that SFUSD reneged on tacit support of Friday’s climate action, cancelling pre-approved, optional field trips to support the action, refusing to grant excused absences, and declining to provide information on how to participate, a departure from previous recent protest actions, including on gun violence.

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Climate strike organizers say SFUSD blocked student participation – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
SF Unprepared for Post-Earthquake Fires, Says Report
by Jen Longley

In a not-at-all-terrifyingly-named report entitled “Act Now Before It Is Too Late: Aggressively Expand and Enhance Our High-Pressure Emergency Firefighting Water System,” the Civil G

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In a not-at-all-terrifyingly-named report entitled “Act Now Before It Is Too Late: Aggressively Expand and Enhance Our High-Pressure Emergency Firefighting Water System,” the Civil Grand Jury urges significant upgrades to the system, which does not currently adequately cover large swaths of Districts 1, 4, 7, and 11.

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Report: Large parts of SF ‘not adequately protected’ from fires after major earthquake – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Vacant Mission Mansion Highlights Escalating Homelessness Problems Citywide
by Jen Longley

Mission Local provides a deep dive into growing homelessness and the seemingly intractable breakdown between police, District Attorney, mental health, and homeless prevention officia

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Mission Local provides a deep dive into growing homelessness and the seemingly intractable breakdown between police, District Attorney, mental health, and homeless prevention officials through the lens of a vacant mega-mansion squat for sale in the mission.

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The Mission’s ‘Sunset Idea House’ is now a squatters’ palace
Mission Local (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Statewide Rent Contol and Local Protections
by Jen Longley

Examiner columnist Sasha Perigo covers the passage of a Statewide rent control bill AB 1482, authored by David Chiu, and suggests local action by the Board of Supervisors to enact ad

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Examiner columnist Sasha Perigo covers the passage of a Statewide rent control bill AB 1482, authored by David Chiu, and suggests local action by the Board of Supervisors to enact additional local just cause eviction protection to address carve outs in the Statewide law.

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How San Francisco can fix a glaring loophole in California tenants rights legislation – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Ditch the Car to Meet Climate Change Goals
by Jen Longley

To meet a 2030 climate change goal of a 40% drop in greenhouse gas emissions, California will need to fundamentally change its approach to include more dense housing near transit and

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To meet a 2030 climate change goal of a 40% drop in greenhouse gas emissions, California will need to fundamentally change its approach to include more dense housing near transit and a significant reduction in individual passenger vehicles, reports the Chronicle.

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To fight climate change, car-loving California must overhaul transportation. Can it?
Chronicle (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Oakland Struggles to Provide Services for Growing Homeless Population
by Jen Longley

Phil Matier provides a rundown of the stop-and-start services offered in Oakland’s 22 sanctioned tent encampments, as officials privately state that these encampments, sanctioned or

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Phil Matier provides a rundown of the stop-and-start services offered in Oakland’s 22 sanctioned tent encampments, as officials privately state that these encampments, sanctioned or not, are the new normal.

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Oakland learns to live with its homeless camps, even providing services
Chronicle (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Bown on Homelessness, Trump, and Rose Pak
by Jen Longley

Da Mayor gives his take on San Francisco homelessness and how Trump’s habitual lying obscured a painful reality, and shows that Rose Pak still has clout at an annual charity fundrais

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Da Mayor gives his take on San Francisco homelessness and how Trump’s habitual lying obscured a painful reality, and shows that Rose Pak still has clout at an annual charity fundraiser bearing her name.

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Trump was right about SF homeless, of course. Then he blew it.
Chronicle (09/22/2019)
Sep
22
Coastal Cleanup Battle for the Bay
by Jen Longley

Volunteers from San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose participated in a friendly competition for this year’s Coastal Cleanup.

Volunteers from San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose participated in a friendly competition for this year’s Coastal Cleanup.

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Thousands of volunteers take part in Bay Area cleanups
KTVU (09/22/2019)
Thousands pick up SF trash for Battle for the Bay
Chronicle (09/22/2019)
Today’s Suspects Updater
Jen Longley

A proud SF State alum, Jennifer brings over a decade of experience in municipal, state, and federal campaigns throughout California, including in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, Jennifer is an unapologetic gluten aficionado who can frequently be found at a Giants game or local theatre production.  

 

In the Past Week…

Sep
21
Radioactive Dirt Found on Treasure Island
by Carrie McFadden
Well, that's not terrifying at all.

A "baseball-sized" chunk of dirt found buried under the front door of a home on Treasure Island has indeed been found to be radioactive. 

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Well, that's not terrifying at all.

A "baseball-sized" chunk of dirt found buried under the front door of a home on Treasure Island has indeed been found to be radioactive. 

The Navy, who are tasked with cleaning up a polluted area of the artificial island which it previously used as a military base, has stated that the dirt poses no harm to the residents of Treasure Island.  more
‘Basketball-sized’ chunk of radioactive dirt found beneath Treasure Island home
Curbed SF (09/20/2019)
Sep
21
Juul Under Investigation from FDA for Claims Made in Political Ads
by Nicole Yelich
The Food and Drug Administration will investigate Juul after its claims in political ads supporting Proposition C that vaping is safer than cigarettes, even though the FDA never auth... more
The Food and Drug Administration will investigate Juul after its claims in political ads supporting Proposition C that vaping is safer than cigarettes, even though the FDA never authorized those claims. more
FDA to investigate Juul over SF ads claiming vaping is safer than cigarettes
Chronicle (09/21/2019)
Sep
21
The Planet's In Trouble But the Kids are Alright
by Carrie McFadden
Yesterday, thousands of students from around the Bay Area joined the climate strike in downtown San Francisco, which was part of a global action of similar protests around the world.... more
Yesterday, thousands of students from around the Bay Area joined the climate strike in downtown San Francisco, which was part of a global action of similar protests around the world. 

The global climate strike was inspired by 16-year old Swedish activist (and hero) Greta Thunberg, who has been staging similar demonstrations on a weekly basis for the past year.  more
Thousands of Bay Area students join SF climate change protest, part of global strike
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Thousands take to San Francisco streets in Climate Strike
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Sep
21
Permanent Housing at Behavioral Health Center Transfer Put on Pause
by Carrie McFadden
The City has decided to put on hold its plans to transfer 41 permanent housing beds at San Francisco General Hospital's Behavioral Health Center into homeless shelter space.

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The City has decided to put on hold its plans to transfer 41 permanent housing beds at San Francisco General Hospital's Behavioral Health Center into homeless shelter space.

In a statement, the Department of Public Health said this was due to the ongoing discussions between Mayor London Breed and the Board of Supervisors, and that all parties involved hoped to ensure patient safety and expanded access to services.  more
City puts closure of long-term mental health beds on hold
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Plan to transfer permanent housing at Behavioral Health Center into temporary shelter is 'paused'
Mission Local (09/20/2019)
Sep
21
Ruff Going for Dog Lovers in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
by Carrie McFadden
The Great Dog Wars continue.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a change in policies regarding dogs in the park, specifically dog walking, and canine enthusiasts ar... more
The Great Dog Wars continue.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released a change in policies regarding dogs in the park, specifically dog walking, and canine enthusiasts are not happy.  more
Here we go again - new dog rules in Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Sep
21
Artist Space To Become Housing Project?
by Carrie McFadden
An area off Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue, near Potrero del Sol Park, was announced as the site of a new seven-story, 205-unit housing project. However, that's the same loca... more
An area off Cesar Chavez Street and Potrero Avenue, near Potrero del Sol Park, was announced as the site of a new seven-story, 205-unit housing project. However, that's the same location that currently houses a number of old warehouses that are used as artist space.  more
More than 200 housing units being planned near Potrero del Sol Park — art space future unclear
Mission Local (09/21/2019)
Sep
20
Bay Area school Districts Won't Excuse Students For Climate Rally
by Nicole Yelich

Bay Area school districts, including SFUSD, are won’t excuse students to skip classes for today’s climate action march citing school policies. Students who participate will be marked

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Bay Area school districts, including SFUSD, are won’t excuse students to skip classes for today’s climate action march citing school policies. Students who participate will be marked as absent, which has students and some parents up in arms because they believe teaching kids about civic engagement is important, particularly in the political (forgive the pun) climate we are.

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Bay Area school districts won’t excuse students for climate rally, angering some parents, teachers
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
California's Car Rebate Bill Could Be and End Run Around Trump
by Nicole Yelich

Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced a bill that would sidestep Trump’s pitiful emissions standards by requiring automakers to meet higher standards if they want people who buy electr

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Assemblymember Phil Ting introduced a bill that would sidestep Trump’s pitiful emissions standards by requiring automakers to meet higher standards if they want people who buy electric and hybrid vehicles to be eligible for state rebates. California has doled out $240 million in rebates to car buyer who’ve bought lower emissions cars.

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California’s car rebate bill could be an end run around Trump relaxed emission rules
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Attacks on the Street Escalate
by Nicole Yelich

Heather Knight recounts the disturbing details of another assault by a man with seemingly serious mental health issues- 28-year-old Teresa Man was walking to work on last Friday morn

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Heather Knight recounts the disturbing details of another assault by a man with seemingly serious mental health issues- 28-year-old Teresa Man was walking to work on last Friday morning and a man who commented on the dress she was wearing, allegedly grabbed her breasts and attempted to remove her dress and bra. His response when the victim said she would call the police” “The cops aren’t going to do nothing.”

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Another SF day. Another assault by a deranged man on our streets
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
CCSF Chancellor Rocha Defends Executive Raises
by Nicole Yelich

CCSF Chancellor Mark Rocha seemed to change his tune at Thursday’s Board of Trustees budget committee held to hear concerns from faculty and students about executives receiving exorb

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CCSF Chancellor Mark Rocha seemed to change his tune at Thursday’s Board of Trustees budget committee held to hear concerns from faculty and students about executives receiving exorbitant high raises despite recent budget cuts. Rocha said that while the Trustees approved the raises, they can also rescind them, and Rocha proposed a solution that may assuage the outrage. The budget committee recommended an independent financial analyst review the schools finances before making any changes to the salary increases.

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CCSF Chancellor Rocha makes the case for executive raises amid budget cuts
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Hererra Sues Online Travel Sites
by Nicole Yelich

City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit against two online travel sites - JustFly and FlightHub - claiming they are taking advantage of customer with much higher hidden fees

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City Attorney Dennis Herrera has filed a lawsuit against two online travel sites - JustFly and FlightHub - claiming they are taking advantage of customer with much higher hidden fees with regard to changing and cancelling flights than ever airlines themselves do.

 

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City Attorney sues online travel sites for alleged illegal, deceptive practices – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/20/2019)
San Francisco Sues Online Travel Sites Over Alleged Illegal Practices, Hidden Fees
KCBS (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
And The Chronicle Endorses...
by Nicole Yelich

The Chronicle details why they decided to endorse No on Prop C, a measure designed to overturn the City’s ban on the sale of vaping products and require any changes to the law to go

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The Chronicle details why they decided to endorse No on Prop C, a measure designed to overturn the City’s ban on the sale of vaping products and require any changes to the law to go to the ballot.

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No on Prop. C: Don’t let Juul write San Francisco’s vaping laws
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Judge Blocks CA Tax Return Bill Aimed at Trump
by Nicole Yelich

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. has instituted an injection against California’s attempt to force candidates to provide their tax returns in order to qualify for the state’s

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U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. has instituted an injection against California’s attempt to force candidates to provide their tax returns in order to qualify for the state’s ballot, a move by the state clearly directed at forcing Trump to release his top-secret tax returns.

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Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump’s tax returns – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Sup. Catherine Explains Her Move to Declare NRA a Domestic Terrorist Org
by Nicole Yelich
Heather Knight interviews Supervisor Catherine Stefani on why she introduced the unanimously passed a resolution to declare the NRS a domestic terror organization. Her responses are ... more
Heather Knight interviews Supervisor Catherine Stefani on why she introduced the unanimously passed a resolution to declare the NRS a domestic terror organization. Her responses are provided in the Chronicle’s City Insider podcast and in writing. more
Why Supervisor Stefani wanted to declare NRA a domestic terrorist organization
Chronicle (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Planning Commissioner Making New Plans
by Nicole Yelich

Planning Commission Rich Hillis surprised his colleagues by announcing his resignation from the commission to seek to pursue becoming the Director of the Planning Department.

Planning Commission Rich Hillis surprised his colleagues by announcing his resignation from the commission to seek to pursue becoming the Director of the Planning Department.

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Planning Commissioner Rich Hillis steps down to seek role as department head – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Housing Advocates Celebrate 40th Anniversary
by Nicole Yelich

In this week’s On Guard, Joe Fitz celebrates the 40th anniversary of the City’s Housing Rights Committee that was formed by a ground of Parisioners at Saint Mary’s Cathedral to prote

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In this week’s On Guard, Joe Fitz celebrates the 40th anniversary of the City’s Housing Rights Committee that was formed by a ground of Parisioners at Saint Mary’s Cathedral to protect and inform renters from unfair evictions.

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Housing Rights Committee celebrates 40th anniversary – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Trump Threatens Sanctions Against SF
by Nicole Yelich

After his visit to raise money from Bay Area supporters, Trump has threatened sanctions - his favorite manipulative tactic to get what he wants, - against San Francisco for violating

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After his visit to raise money from Bay Area supporters, Trump has threatened sanctions - his favorite manipulative tactic to get what he wants, - against San Francisco for violating environment laws around homelessness saying “we can’t have our cities going to hell.” He did not provide any detail on how exactly the City is violating the EPA’s regulations.

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Mayor London Breed reacts to Pres. Donald Trump's threat of EPA action against San Francisco
ABC7 News (09/20/2019)
San Francisco mayor and Trump in war of words over environment, homelessness
KTVU (09/20/2019)
Trump threatens SF with sanctions over homelessness
Curbed SF (09/20/2019)
Trump Trolls Homeless People in California
New York Magazine (09/20/2019)
Sep
20
Unique Bench Installed at 16th and BART Plaza
by Nicole Yelich
An oddly shaped, nearly 4,00 pound bench that cost more than $4,000 has been installed at the 16th and Mission Bart plaza. Officials say the bench is graffiti, skate board and water-... more
An oddly shaped, nearly 4,00 pound bench that cost more than $4,000 has been installed at the 16th and Mission Bart plaza. Officials say the bench is graffiti, skate board and water-proof. which could mean less maintenance spent keeping that particular bench clear. more
‘Unpleasant’ or ‘interesting’? Two-ton, $5,000 bench arrives at 16th and Mission
Mission Local (09/20/2019)
Sep
19
Trump Incites Criticism From Governor, A.G. Over Emissions Rules, theatens EPA action against San Francisco
by Spencer Lam
Donny T’s plan of action to revoke California’s ability to govern rules relating to vehicle emissions sparked critical comments from both Governor Newsom and A.G. Xavier Becerra Wedn... more
Donny T’s plan of action to revoke California’s ability to govern rules relating to vehicle emissions sparked critical comments from both Governor Newsom and A.G. Xavier Becerra Wednesday. Trump has claimed his actions will make cars cleaner and safer, which Gov. Newsom called “simply inaccurate.”

Meanwhile, he announced that the EPA would soon be directed to sanction San Francisco for polluting the ocean with needles and other waste via the city’s sewer system, an allegation which does not hold up under any kind of scrutiny. more
Experts Say Trump’s Talking Garbage About San Francisco Needles
The Daily Beast (09/19/2019)
Newsom, Becerra lash out at Trump plan to rescind California emissions standards – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)
Trump threatens to use EPA to tackle San Francisco's homeless problem
CBS News (09/19/2019)
Trump: Killing California’s clean-air rules will make cars cheaper, roads safer
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Trump’s bizarre SF attack: says needles flowing to ocean — but that’s unlikely, experts say
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Obama Extols Virtues of Nuance in Politics, Incremental Progress
by Spencer Lam
Wednesday, during a paid visit to an audience in San Francisco, former President Barack Obama extolled the virtues of nuance in politics, and incremental progress. Avoiding directly ... more
Wednesday, during a paid visit to an audience in San Francisco, former President Barack Obama extolled the virtues of nuance in politics, and incremental progress. Avoiding directly naming his successor, Obama mentioned that social media channels and television cloud political judgment. more
Obama tells SF audience that ‘nuance’ in politics is cool
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
District 5 Candidates Offer Divergent Transit Solutions
by Spencer Lam
Candidates in what may be November’s most contentious race both believe Muni is broken in some manner - as to how to go about fixing it, though, Supervisor Brown and Dean Preston spl... more
Candidates in what may be November’s most contentious race both believe Muni is broken in some manner - as to how to go about fixing it, though, Supervisor Brown and Dean Preston split. Issues such as split appointments, corporation taxes, and individual wealth taxes separate the two. more
Political Notebook: SF D5 supervisor candidates split on transit issues
The Bay Area Reporter (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
City College Executive Raises Raise Eyebrows
by Spencer Lam
Proposed salary raises of 100% and 90% for deans and vice chancellors at City College amidst a massive budget deficit and cuts elsewhere have made students and faculty alike angry. T... more
Proposed salary raises of 100% and 90% for deans and vice chancellors at City College amidst a massive budget deficit and cuts elsewhere have made students and faculty alike angry. Though students and faculty have protested these raises, the college has defended the salary raises as being necessary to fix possible DFEH violations. more
Proposed pay raises for City College administrators anger students, faculty – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Public Defender Criticizes Sheriff Deputy Shooting of Dog Inside Apartment
by Spencer Lam
Monday, Public Defender Manohar Raju criticized a shooting incident involving a sheriff’s deputy as a “preventable and unnecessary tragedy.” Raju sent a letter to the sheriff’s depar... more
Monday, Public Defender Manohar Raju criticized a shooting incident involving a sheriff’s deputy as a “preventable and unnecessary tragedy.” Raju sent a letter to the sheriff’s department, in which he said that deputies failed to prevent the use of excessive force in the incident, which occurred earlier this month. more
SF public defender calls deputy shooting ‘preventable and unnecessary tragedy’ – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Plan to Expand Services at Juvenile Hall Roasted by Supervisors
by Spencer Lam
Tuesday, Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced legislation aimed at nipping a proposal to expand services at juvenile hall in the bud. The proposal set forth by juvie officials would ... more
Tuesday, Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced legislation aimed at nipping a proposal to expand services at juvenile hall in the bud. The proposal set forth by juvie officials would add a “detention-based therapeutic program” at the facility. Walton’s legislation to block this already has the support of four other supervisors, even without being drafted yet. more
SF supervisors blast plan that would lead to more youths in juvenile hall
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Future of Seton Medical Center Stands on the Edge of a Knife
by Spencer Lam
Having undergone two bankruptcies in just four years, Seton Medical Center in Daly City is on thin ice. Staff are worried by the turbulence, which came in spite of action by the stat... more
Having undergone two bankruptcies in just four years, Seton Medical Center in Daly City is on thin ice. Staff are worried by the turbulence, which came in spite of action by the state to keep it open. Seton Medical Center serves those in southern San Francisco as well as northern San Mateo County and is pending sale to Strategic Global Management. more
Daly City Hospital Survives Bankruptcy Again, But For How Long?
SF Weekly (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Treasure Island Avoided Being Labeled a Superfund Site, Set for Huge Developments
by Spencer Lam
According to newly-analyzed documents, Treasure Island dodged being labeled a superfund site by the EPA. However, questions of safety, state resistance, and public health remain as t... more
According to newly-analyzed documents, Treasure Island dodged being labeled a superfund site by the EPA. However, questions of safety, state resistance, and public health remain as the site is slated for massive developments in the coming years. more
SF’s Treasure Island, poised for building boom, escaped listing as Superfund site
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Money, Money, Money
by Spencer Lam
Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Mayor Breed have asked the city for $2 million to be granted to Chinatown businesses amidst further delays in the Central Subway project. These “mitigatio... more
Supervisor Aaron Peskin and Mayor Breed have asked the city for $2 million to be granted to Chinatown businesses amidst further delays in the Central Subway project. These “mitigation investments” would be distributed to merchants whose businesses have been most affected by the project. more
SF leaders want $2M for relief to Chinatown amid subway construction delay
Chronicle (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Homeless Outreach Team’s Efficacy Questioned, Contract Extension Granted
by Spencer Lam
Wednesday, the Budget and Finance Committee approved a $15.4 million extension to the Homeless Outreach Team program. Committee members questioned the program’s efficacy, which DHSH ... more
Wednesday, the Budget and Finance Committee approved a $15.4 million extension to the Homeless Outreach Team program. Committee members questioned the program’s efficacy, which DHSH Director Jeff Kositsky has defended, but ultimately approved the extension. It will go before the full Board of Supervisors next week. more
SF to spend more on homeless outreach team despite questions about results – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
Inter-Agency Transit Fare Integration Study Approved
by Spencer Lam
Monday, the Clipper Executive Board approved over $500K to study the integration of Bay Area public transit fares. Concerns of excessively expensive transit-hopping are part of the r... more
Monday, the Clipper Executive Board approved over $500K to study the integration of Bay Area public transit fares. Concerns of excessively expensive transit-hopping are part of the reason the board approved the study. more
Bay Area to study integrating fares among region’s transit agencies – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)
Sep
19
AB 5 Signed Into Law
by Spencer Lam
Wednesday, AB 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) was signed into law by Governor Newsom. Called a “landmark” piece of legislation by Newsom, Uber’s top attorney has pledged that the company w... more
Wednesday, AB 5 (Gonzalez, D-San Diego) was signed into law by Governor Newsom. Called a “landmark” piece of legislation by Newsom, Uber’s top attorney has pledged that the company will continue to fight to keep its workers classified as independent contractors. more
Gig Economy Bill Becomes Law, Much To Uber And Lyft’s Chagrin
SF Weekly (09/19/2019)
Legislation reclassifying many contract workers as employees signed into law – The San Francisco Examiner
Examiner (09/19/2019)