San Francisco’s favorite (and dare I say only?) hands-on science museum is getting a new home: the waterfront. Today’s groundbreaking at Pier 15 will mark the official start of construction of the new facility, to the delight of kids – big and small alike. Yay science!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/30/MN3H16M9OQ.DTL: Smooth sailing seen for Exploratorium on pier
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/New-Exploratorium-to-blend-into-waterfront-51058827.html: New Exploratorium to blend into waterfront
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/11/BAS612982T.DTL: Exploratorium wants 50 years free rent from port officials
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/09/23/BA3619RKTF.DTL: Exploratorium a step closer to waterfront site
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/19/MN941FS8PI.DTL: Exploratorium in S.F. beginning work on new home
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/10/19/DDNA1FT02Q.DTL: John King: Public access to S.F. bay tied to private projects
The Treasurer/Tax Collector has offered local businesses with declining payroll expenses an opportunity to lower their pre-payment of payroll taxes. Thanks, you darn Global Economic Decline – guess you weren’t completely bad after all!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Tax-relief-comes-to-businesses-41958332.html: Tax relief comes to businesses
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-treasurer-reaches-out-to-businesses-41876132.html: S.F. treasurer reaches out to businesses
http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2009/03/23/daily83.html: S.F. Treasurer: Ask for payroll tax cuts
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Reeling-city-businesses-offered-deal-89487342.html: Reeling city businesses offered deal
The SF Bay Guardian – a publication that’s never shy about making its opinion known – discusses What It All Means. (The What, of course, is the issue of who the new Ethics Commissioner has turned out to be – and who it isn’t.) The Guardian presents some historical perspective for our consideration, and also makes it clear that it is pretty ticked off with the selection made by the Board of Supervisors.
http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-03-25/news/it-s-the-law-sort-of/: It's the Law ... Sort Of
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=8489&catid=4: Editorial: Making Sunshine Work
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=8850&catid=4: Editorial: The Ethics Commission fiasco
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/29/EDJO1IM0A8.DTL: Opinion: S.F. supervisors must bring ethics to government
http://www.sfbg.com/2011/04/12/seeking-watchdogs-watchdog?page=0,0: Seeking a watchdog's watchdog
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/The-Citys-landmark-gardens-may-start-charging-visitors-42513222.html: The City’s landmark gardens may start charging visitors
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/25/BASK18DA2T.DTL: Fee increases at Golden Gate Park move ahead
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/05/BA591IPOFO.DTL: SF Botanical Garden revenue below projections
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/12/ED841IUCPU.DTL: Editorial: Botanical Garden fee should apply to residents too
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2011/04/san-francisco-recreation-and-park-department-trying-build-its-own-revenues: Opinion: San Francisco Recreation and Park Department trying to build its own revenues
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/04/officials-won-t-prune-san-francisco-botanical-garden-fees-nonresidents: Officials won’t prune San Francisco Botanical Garden fees for nonresidents
With a large backlog of disciplinary cases, the San Francisco Police Department has become a familiar lightning rod for controversy. With new Police Commission appointments and legislation on the horizon, one thing is for sure: there will be big changes behind the shield.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/03/21/MN0O16EVCR.DTL&tsp=1: Long delays plague S.F. police discipline
http://www.sfbg.com/2010/08/10/try-cop: To try a cop