The team over at the Chron tells us that Oakland Unified School District looks to a federal monitor to help reduce disproportionate suspension rates for minority students over the next five years. I guess we can all use a little help from our feds.
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Monitoring-Oakland-school-suspensions-3903826.php: Editorial: Monitoring Oakland school suspensions
The Bay Area Reporter has its full list of endorsements out (no pun intended), giving particular attention to the D5 Supervisorial race as well as the Boards for City College of San Francisco and BART. Meanwhile, the Chron & Examiner have differing opinions as to who should get your vote in D7. Did your candidate get the nod, or even the second or third choice ranking? Only one way to find out…
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68083: Mar for supervisor in District 1
http://www.sfbg.com/2012/10/02/endorsements-2012-san-francisco-races: Endorsements 2012: San Francisco Races
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68107: Editorial: Crowley for supervisor in D7
http://ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68108: Editorial: Haney for SF school board
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68131: Editorial: Olague for D5 supervisor
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Engardio-for-supervisor-3937402.php: Editorial: Engardio for supervisor
http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=68132: Editorial: Radulovich, Sweet for BART board
The Ex reports that the SF Housing Authority Commission may soon have a new home of their own – City Hall – as Supervisor Christina Olague is pushing to make their meetings more transparent and available to the public.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/new-scrutiny-urged-san-francisco-housing-authority-commission: New scrutiny is urged for San Francisco Housing Authority Commission
We get the full deets on Prop G this morning. After reading the article, which explains the current support for the proposition, I realized I probably shouldn’t wear my “Corporations Are People Too” tee-shirt around the Haight as much anymore.
But today, the Usual Suspect elves are partaking in a little offsite team bonding and Day of Fun. As awaking at an unreasonable hour to collect San Francisco political news does not technically qualify as fun, we’ve given ourselves the day off. Catch up on your political news tomorrow morning when we’ll post all the relevant stories from today (and tomorrow, natch). Happy Friday!
While I thought this problem was reserved for suburban shopping malls, it seems that SF is feeling the pain of large vehicles (i.e. homes on wheels) parking overnight on some city streets. Illegal dumping (ahem…) and eating up multiple residential parking spaces are among the issues Supervisor Carmen Chu hopes to address with new legislation.
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/overnight-parking/nSF9t/: SF considers ban on overnight parking for large vehicles
After getting Money/Loan Mart to make restitution, City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office has also convinced Check ‘n Go to do the same. The final checks are being mailed out this week…
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Lee-wants-more-talk-on-clean-power-plan-3872841.php: City Insider: Lee wants more talk on clean power plan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHhf8YYCdhA: Pay Me Maybe - Call Me Maybe (Parody)
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Check-n-Go-settles-suit-with-refunds-4150190.php: Check 'n Go settles suit with refunds
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/as-last-checks-printing-in-payday-lender-lawsuit-san-francisco-city-attorney-reaches-out-to-victims-via-youtube/Content?oid=2536735: Final checks distributed in payday lender lawsuit
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-car-sharing-revs-up-but-hits-bumps-3864454.php: SF car sharing revs up but hits bumps
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/10/12/san-francisco-startups-roll-with-cars.html: San Francisco startups roll with cars, bikes, rooms, pets
http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/Car-share-firms-hit-needless-roadblock-4045208.php: Editorial: Car-share firms hit needless roadblock
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ride-share-services-run-into-fines-suit-4048980.php: Ride-share services run into fines, suit
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/11/23/its-time-for-san-francisco.html: Editorial: It’s time for San Francisco bureaucrats to let sharing be free
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/12/07/regulators-must-get-on-board-with-ride.html: Editorial: Regulators must get on board with ride sharing apps
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/12/07/lyft-sidecar-grow-as-economic-drivers.html: Lyft, SideCar grow as economic drivers
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2013/02/08/san-franciscos-ride-sharing-upstarts.html: San Francisco’s ride-sharing upstarts move city in right direction
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2013/05/sf-ridesharing-companies-ordered-produce-insurance-info-including-worke: S.F. ridesharing companies ordered to produce insurance info, including workers’ comp
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/interest-in-carshare-apps-surges-after-bart-strike/Content?oid=2495854: Interest in carshare apps surges after BART strike
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bicyclists-push-S-F-for-more-safety-4750489.php: City Insider: Bicyclists push S.F. for more safety
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/cpuc-delaying-vote-on-rideshare-regulations/Content?oid=2569597: CPUC delaying vote on rideshare regulations
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Ride-sharing-industry-set-to-roll-forward-4826000.php: Editorial: Ride-sharing industry set to roll forward
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/cpuc-sets-regulations-and-rules-for-ride-services/Content?oid=2583128: CPUC sets regulations and rules for ride services
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/taxi-association-threatens-suit-over-app-based-ride-services/Content?oid=2596303: Taxi association threatens suit over app-based ride services
http://www.sfweekly.com/2013-12-11/news/uber-rideshares-taxis-cameras/: Uber Alles: Rideshares Are Convenient, Until They Aren't -- Then You're on Your Own
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/fatal-accident-in-sf-raises-question-who-shares-the-blame-in-the-sharing-economy/Content?oid=2665711: Editorial: Fatal accident in SF raises question: Who shares the blame in the ‘sharing economy’?
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Concerns-of-disabled-grow-along-with-ride-services-5240889.php: Concerns of disabled grow along with ride services
http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/city-looks-set-caps-ride-service-companies/nd5Jw/: City looks to set caps on ride-service companies
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-exploring-ways-to-regulate-ride-services-like-uber-lyft/Content?oid=2724033: SF exploring ways to regulate ride services like Uber, Lyft
http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/03/10/state-may-require-rideshare-companies-own-fleet-wheelchair-accessible-cars: State may require rideshare companies to own fleet of wheelchair accessible cars
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-taxi-driver-supply-continues-to-decline-as-muni-plans-another-ad-campaign/Content?oid=2790290: SF taxi driver supply continues to decline as Muni plans another ad campaign
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2014/05/30/sfo-mayor-ed-lee-uber-lyft-sidecar.html: SFO and city drive around in circles on ridesharing issue
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/21/us-uber-blind-idUSKBN0E100J20140521: Uber facing probe in San Francisco over drivers shunning guide dogs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/attorney-for-sofia-liu-family-attacks-new-rules-for-app-based-ride-services/Content?oid=2846073: Attorney for Sofia Liu family attacks new rules for app-based ride services
http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/15/why-i-drive-taxi: Opinion: Why I drive a taxi
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/death-of-the-taxi-medallion-sf-cab-company-ponders-major-change/Content?oid=2856068: Death of the taxi medallion: SF cab company ponders major change
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/flywheel-app-launches-advance-taxi-booking-to-airport/Content?oid=2856062: Flywheel app launches advance taxi booking to airport
Today, the SF Appeal reports that Rachel Gordon – the venerable City Hall reporter with the Chronicle for 20+ years – has left to take a temporary communications post with the Department of Public Works. The fully, publicly noticed, full-time position will be posted with Human Resources and the process will be conducted over the next six-or-so months.
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/09/rachel_gordon_city_hall_report.php: Rachel Gordon, City Hall Reporter, Leaves Chronicle for City Hall
http://sfappeal.com/news/2012/09/former-chron-reporter-was-citys-only-choice-for-temporary-spokesperson-gig.php: Former Chron Reporter Was City's Only Choice for "Temporary" Spokesperson Gig
Remember the 60′s? I don’t. In fact — and I am sorry if this dates any readers — I was born 22 years after the Human Be-In that preceded the Summer of Love. Although, at least (I hope) I’ll be around for the 2012 version of the Human Be-In, which will be an event in Golden Gate Park taking aim at the profit’s made from renting the park out for corporate-sponsored events. I am indifferent on this issue… I am just hoping we get another one of those Summers of Love too, they sound awesome.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/golden-gate-park-human-be-protest-park-policies-consumerism: Golden Gate Park 'Human-Be-In' to protest park policies, consumerism
Neighborhood commercial areas are moving forward with plans to help create distinct identities and zoning regulations that fit each area. Advocates hope it makes these areas more attractive to new shoppers and well as new businesses.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Small-S-F-shopping-districts-get-nod-3850300.php: Small S.F. shopping districts get nod
Despite what is described by the Chronicle as a fairly clear email directing employees to donate to Ed Lee’s mayoral campaign last year, Archway Property Services is off the hook due to “insufficient evidence,” according to the District Attorney.
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/No-charges-for-firm-in-Ed-Lee-donations-3846424.php: No charges for firm in Ed Lee donations
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/09/lee-backers-hook-election-booth-bungle: Lee backers off hook in election booth bungle
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.