The results of the SFPUC’s longawaited study are in: SF’s compost is no more toxic than other form that you could buy at the store. Nonetheless, not everyone thinks the results are telling the full story. In the meantime, please enjoy the compost stories below and the pretty roses to your right to help you get through them.
Supervisor John Avalos is calling for stricter privacy protections for those who use Clipper cards. Apparently there’s a whole lot of personal and travel data that’s stored on card accounts over a seven year period. (Insert Big Brother comment here.)
Rumors are flying about who may or may not run for local political office in the next few election cycles. We thought we’d perpetuate a few of them by creating a page devoted to our favorite of all name games. Check out our Upcoming Races page to see what we’ve heard. We expect that you’ll also tell us what we’ve missed and what we have exactly wrong.
Beating Mayor Newsom to the punch, the POA creates posters for Muni vehicles that publicize the reward for information relating to several of the city’s unsolved homicide cases. Unfortunately, the police union forgot to clear its plan with MTA, so the posters have yet to actually see the side of a bus.
A ballot measure introduced by Supervisor Bevan Dufty revisits the idea of selling the rights to rename Candlestick Park. Of course, this assumes that the Niners continue to play there… Keep reading the next post for more developments.
In an attempt to alleviate the budget crisis, members of the Board of Supervisors have introduced a slew of charter amendments that address the City’s bottom line. Depending on how they fare at the Board, voters could have the chance to weigh in on everything from overtime pay to the length of the budget cycle.
The Board’s Budget and Finance Committee has approved Mayor Newsom’s proposed 33 cent tax on cigarettes. The price hike could hit shelves as early as October 1, providing San Francisco smokers yet another reason to quit.
With the pragmatism of a (non-practicing) attorney and the creativity of a classically-trained musician, Taylor brings a unique perspective to Barbary Coast Consulting. When he’s not helping guide his clients through the frothy world of San Francisco politics, Taylor can be found either walking his pit bull around the Castro or frantically practicing for an upcoming concert.