An editorial in this week’s SFBG looks at the effort of many parents across the city to raise funds for their local public schools, and how these good intentions can sometimes only heighten the disparity between the “haves” and “have nots.” Meanwhile, speaking of funding, a new contract for SF’s teachers hinges on two tax measures that will go before voters in November.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/23/BA3211CKDR.DTL: S.F. school district cobbles a budget together
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/District-deficit-may-choke-negotiations--61414202.html: District deficit may choke negotiations
Not if the Environment Commission has anything to say about it. Though the Port hasn’t seen crude oil shipments since the 1960′s, a resolution passed Thursday urges the Port to close its docks to any future possibility of carrying fossil fuels.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/20/BA2911C4BQ.DTL: S.F. sues Exxon Mobil over oil pollution
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-wants-oil-company-to-clean-wharf-site/Content?oid=2151981: S.F. wants oil company to clean wharf site
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/push-to-ban-fossil-fuels-at-sf-port-clears-hurdle/Content?oid=2807049: Push to ban fossil fuels at S.F. Port clears hurdle
In today’s Examiner, Steve Falk pens a piece in support of Mayor Ed Lee’s tax plan.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Ideas-for-city-payroll-tax-substitutes-could-be-damaging-93550294.html: Ideas for city payroll tax substitutes could be damaging
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/07/20/small-biz-should-support-chiu-tax-plan: Editorial: Small biz should support Chiu tax plan
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/06/san-francisco-approves-hiring-expert-overhaul-payroll-tax: San Francisco will hire business expert to overhaul payroll tax
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/07/08/san-francisco-funds-payroll-tax-expert.html: San Francisco gets funds for payroll tax expert
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/09/tax-confusion-worries-san-francisco-businesses: Tax confusion worries San Francisco businesses
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/11/04/san-francisco-to-study-economics-of.html: San Francisco to study economics of replacing payroll tax
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2011/11/04/san-francisco-needs-a-new-way-to-tax.html: Editorial: San Francisco needs a new way to tax businesses
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2011/12/san-francisco-scores-zynga-going-public: San Francisco scores with Zynga going public
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/12/san-francisco-preparing-tackle-overhaul-business-tax: San Francisco preparing to tackle overhaul of business tax
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/taking-bite-out-san-francisco-taxes: Taking the bite out of San Francisco taxes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/tax-change-proposal-makes-san-francisco-businesses-wary: Tax change proposal makes San Francisco businesses wary
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/22/EDIC1O6SFC.DTL: Opinion: In tough times, tax SF gross receipts, not payroll
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/dueling-real-estate-taxes-submitted-november-ballot-lee-and-avalos: Dueling real estate taxes submitted for November ballot by Lee and Avalos
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/20/BA461P4NR5.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Mayor moves to boost park patrol officers
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/06/lee-s-business-tax-reform-proposal-would-help-boost-sf-s-revenues: Opinion: Lee’s business tax reform proposal would help to boost San Francisco’s revenues
The Chron weighs in on an idea that never quite leaves our public consciousness – the SFPD hiring a bunch of civilian investigators to free up armed officers to hit the streets. It’s in Gascon’s budget – will it come to pass?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/cost-saving-effort-trims-police-force/Content?oid=2152080: Cost-saving effort trims police force
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/07/31/EDV91EKOK6.DTL: Editorial: San Francisco police should hire civilian investigators
Restrictions on smoking in San Francisco continue to creep into new territory with a ban on lighting up at outdoor public events and a requirement for landlords to report in on the number of smoking units in their buildings.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/16/BUKG11A2VO.DTL: Employers ponder tough tactics to halt smoking
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/10/MNKN19KRP5.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. ban on tobacco in drugstores survives
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Tobacco-ban-smolders-on-58322522.html: Tobacco ban smolders on
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Newsom-says-thanks-but-no-thanks-FDA-65362257.html: Newsom says thanks but no thanks, FDA
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/push-to-limit-smoking-rekindled/Content?oid=2140663: Push to limit smoking rekindled
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/16/MNP01B4T3P.DTL: San Francisco may expand smoking ban
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Smoking-ban-moves-forward-79373652.html: Smoking ban moves forward
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local-beat/San-Francisco-The-Anti-Smokers-Paradise-79408527.html: San Francisco: The Anti-Smoker's Paradise?
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Smoking-law-could-burn-already-compliant-bars-83224862.html: Smoking law could burn already-compliant bars
http://www.kcbs.com/SF-Could-Have-Tougher-Smoking-Ban/6256062: SF Could Have Tougher Smoking Ban
Always a little bit too happy and slightly snarky, Jesse loves to share his amusement with the City by the Bay. When he isn’t waxing poetic about San Francisco, you can find Jesse spotting up for jumpers at Dolores Park, waiting outside the Regency to see Lil’ B the BasedGod (TYBG), or lost somewhere in Las Vegas.