The Examiner reports that fewer citations were handed out to SF voters (and drivers) when Prop B was in the mix, but now all is back to normal with Prop B off the table and you faking tears and telling the officer you have tummy troubles…don’t ask.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Workers-forced-to-raise-pension-contribution-under-proposal-79285772.html: Workers forced to raise pension contribution under proposal
The BAR sits down with Dr. Mitch Katz, Director of San Francisco’s Department of Health to talk national health care reform and how it will affect patient care in San Francisco. This is important stuff, folks. Read up!
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Tax-break-proposed-for-Healthy-SF-contributors-79280887.html: Tax break proposed for Healthy SF contributors
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/22/MN4V1CJO00.DTL: Healthy San Francisco expected to continue
http://www.ktvu.com/news/22925011/detail.html: San Francisco To Continue Universal Health Care Despite New Federal Law
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-03-31/news/s-f-s-universal-health-care-program-creates-long-lines/: S.F.'s universal health care program creates long lines
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=5018: San Francisco adapts for health reform
We at Suspects send our best wishes to Melman Bentley Hinckle, who passed away after a brief bout with lymphoma. During his life, this much-beloved basset hound went to more cocktail parties than you did, enjoyed lots of canapes (some of which fell on the floor, but many of which were just flat-out stolen from tables), and never met a rope line he couldn’t charm his way past. Our condolences to Linda and Warren.
The latest victims of the budget crisis are our city’s recycling centers, which may face layoffs or even closures in the wake of financial difficulties. And just when I was getting the hang of all the different colored bins…
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Recycling-centers-may-be-tossed-into-trash-bin-78844982.html: Recycling centers may be tossed into trash bin
The City’s anti-graffiti efforts are about to enter the 21st century. A new computer program will allow residents to upload photos of illegal tags, leading to more arrests and less tagging on buildings near you. (Unless you give permission, in which case it’s art. You know what they say: one man’s art is another man’s graffiti.)
http://www.sfweekly.com/2009-12-09/news/coverup-worse-than-crime-s-f-outspends-other-cities-fighting-graffiti/: Coverup worse than crime? S.F. outspends other cities fighting graffiti
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Graffiti-eradication-efforts-in-SF-broaden-95478324.html: Graffiti eradication efforts in SF broaden
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/03/BATU1DP41H.DTL: City Insider: Supervisors object to mayor's choice
San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting warns residents of a property tax scam arriving in a mailbox near you. CliffsNotes version: if you get an official looking document asking for $180, don’t fill it out. Instead, head down to City Hall for the same services… for free!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/09/BA1U1B18DH.DTL: City Insider: Tax scammers pitch assessor
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/san_francisco&id=7160427: Scam targets Bay Area homeowners
http://cbs5.com/crime/property.tax.scam.2.1358562.html: Bay Area Assessors Warn Of Property Tax Scam
So, apparently, here’s how it went: the Christian Legal Society says it’s being unfairly treated by Hastings, based on their religious beliefs. Hastings says they have a policy barring discrimination on, amongst other things, sexual orientation, and the Society has a policy of barring gays, lesbians, and anyone who “advocates or unrepentantly engages in sexual conduct outside of marriage between a man and a woman.” My favorite part - they’re at the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and this all started over a $250 travel reimbursement voucher. SERIOUSLY.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/08/MNET1B0CGJ.DTL: Christian group vs. Hastings - court to decide
In more news from the SFPD, the Bay Citizen gives us a complete rundown on a recent report that suggests the department may be a little too generous with their overtime pay. And by “little too generous,” I mean “millions of dollars.”
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/05/BA2B1AVCRK.DTL&type=newsbayarea: Probe looks into abuse of SFPD overtime pay
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/San-Francisco-police-chief-cracks-down-on-overtime-79778172.html: San Francisco police chief cracks down on overtime
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Security-work-drains-police-officers-101623803.html: Security work drains police officers
http://www.baycitizen.org/policing/story/auditor-sfpd-failed-control-overtime/: SFPD Splurged on Overtime and Premium Pay