http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/05/businesses-may-net-tax-breaks: Businesses may net tax breaks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/04/EDDA1OP12L.DTL: Opinion: San Francisco tech community seeks new thinking on taxes
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/08/pair-of-business-tax-plans-advance-in.html: Pair of business tax plans advance in San Francisco
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/tax-revision-casts-wider-net: Tax revision casts wider net
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/06/12/MN9E1P07QM.DTL&tsp=1: Dueling SF tax plans focus on receipts, not payroll
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/06/15/real-tax-reform-brings-revenue---not.html: Editorial: Real tax reform brings revenue — not revenge
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/2012/06/mayor-s-new-business-tax-structure-makes-sense-business-fees-do-not: Editorial: Mayor’s new business tax structure makes sense; business fees do not
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/06/voters-may-get-chance-decide-whether-city-keeps-existing-policies: Voters may get chance to decide whether city keeps existing policies
http://www.sfbg.com/2012/06/26/right-business-tax: Opinion: The right business tax
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/print-edition/2012/07/06/business-leaders-pull-for-mayors.html: Business leaders pull for mayor’s version of tax
http://www.baycitizen.org/taxes/story/sf-debating-future-payroll-tax/: SF debating future of payroll tax breaks
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Supervisors-ask-Lee-to-let-go-of-stop-and-frisk-3697775.php: City Insider: Supervisors ask Lee to let go of stop and frisk
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/progress-elusive-single-tax-reform-proposal: Progress elusive on single tax reform proposal
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/07/opposing-sides-seek-accord-tax-reforms: Opposing sides seek accord on tax reforms
After the Gold Dust Lounge attempted to preserve itself by seeking landmark designation, a few other bars decided to do the same. In related news, I am seeking landmark status for the parking space in front of my house. I am also seeking landmark status for my seats at AT&T Park. Wish me luck.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/16/BA511N8BMD.DTL: City Insider: Rush is on to save the Gold Dust
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/17/BAC01NM165.DTL&tsp=1: C.W. Nevius: Gold Dust Lounge: Your lease is up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/landmark-move-may-keep-gold-dust-biting-dust-heap: Landmark move may keep Gold Dust from biting dust
Okay, so she’s certainly no “kid,” but Commissioner Cindy Wu IS new to the Planning Commission, where she’s already settling in quite nicely – she’s just been elected to serve as vice president. But it appears not everyone is on board with her quick ascension – it’s never easy being the “new kid.”
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/development/2012/02/commissioner-cries-foul-planning-appointment: Commissioner cries foul on planning appointment
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/23/BA0D1NBORM.DTL: City Insider: Planning agency picks new chief
City officials are throwing their support behind the One Billion Rising for Justice campaign, which is focused on ending violence against women and girls. A coordinated, worldwide event will take place on Valentine’s Day.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/02/19/MN3H1N7KU0.DTL&ao=2: S.F. getting it right on domestic violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/10/domestic-violence-other-issues-roil-city-hall: Domestic violence, other issues roil City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/SF-domestic-violence-policy-on-fast-track-3951365.php: City Insider: SF domestic-violence policy on fast track
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/18-000-youth-sign-up-for-free-Muni-pass-4261349.php: City Insider: 18,000 youth sign up for free Muni pass
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/da-event-highlights-battle-against-domestic-violence/Content?oid=2616989: DA event highlights battle against domestic violence
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/one-billion-rising-to-promote-justice-for-domestic-violence-victims/Content?oid=2697805: 'One Billion Rising' to promote justice
The BoS passed tougher restrictions on dispensaries in Excelsior, as well as a request for Planning to review current zoning laws allowing clustering of dispensaries. In the first time anyone in this city has spoken ill of the color green, Supervisor Avalos is quoted saying he thinks “the green zones have created a harmful effect on The City overall.” Does this mean I can stop pretending to compost?
Pictured: My worst nightmare. Also, the contents of that jar by your sink. You’re gross.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/14/MN10172HH8.DTL: Mirkarimi proposal: Let S.F. sell medical pot
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/01/san-francisco-medical-marijuana-licensing-program-resumes: San Francisco medical marijuana licensing program resumes
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/medical-pot-clubs-under-cloud-federal-crackdown-court-decisions-loom: Medical pot clubs under a cloud as federal crackdown, court decisions loom
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/dea-digging-san-franciscos-medical-marijuana-dispensaries: DEA digging into San Francisco's medical marijuana dispensaries
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/new-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-approved-excelsior-district: New medical marijuana dispensaries approved for Excelsior district
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/02/delivering-medical-marijuana-under-law-san-francisco: Opinion: Delivering medical marijuana under the law in San Francisco
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/avalos-seeks-review-of-2005-san-francisco-medical-marijuana-controls/Content?oid=2520257: Avalos seeks review of 2005 San Francisco medical marijuana controls
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/advocates-decry-proposed-sf-medical-marijuana-restrictions/Content?oid=2619876: Advocates decry proposed SF medical marijuana restrictions
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-supervisors-consider-loosening-dispensary-location-restrictions/Content?oid=2621466: SF supervisors consider loosening dispensary location restrictions
… off to Sacramento. Wow. It’s the end of an era, wouldn’t you say? After last week’s last minute power play from former Mayor Gavin Newsom, he officially took the oath of office to be California’s 49th lieutenant governor on Monday.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2011%2F01%2F11%2FBA081H70S9.DTL: City Insider: Gavin Newsom changes offices at last
http://www.baycitizen.org/politics/story/newsom-takes-office-last/: Newsom Takes Office at Last
Rec and Park was dubbed the overseer of our city’s locally grown produce with the department officially identified as the coordinator of San Francisco’s thriving Urban Agriculture Program. With more than 36 community gardens and a wait list for more projects – that’s a lotta tomatoes!
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/us/13bcfarm.html?_r=1: Urban farming for cash gains a toehold in San Francisco
AT&T and T-Mobile must take some of their fugly antennas down to the ground ’cause they do not adhere with their permits. In similar news, the Planning Commission postponed a hearing on Supervisor John Avalos’ legislation that would prevent cell phone antennas from being built if they are aesthetically unpleasing, as well as to plant more trees in exchange.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/SF-cell-phone-antennas-face-static-100495924.html: SF cell phone antennas face static
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/ATT-T-Mobile-hung-up-in-dispute-with-SF-100602804.html: AT&T, T-Mobile hung up in dispute with SF
SF Weekly takes an in-depth look at a local organization that has added a new twist to its protests, the success they are having, and what it all might mean for the City’s labor laws. Seriously, who couldn’t use a little BBQ on the picket line?
http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-07-28/news/standing-up-with-the-aboriginal-blackmen-united/3: Standing Up with the Aboriginal Blackmen United
The Board of Supervisors heard testimony on the Avalos/Maxwell resolution condemning the Israeli military’s raid on an aid flotilla. While the resolution is non-binding, a bazillion people turned out to offer their two cents. The Very Serious testimony lasted for more than five hours (at two minutes per person) and deputy sheriffs had to keep the peace between those who came to testify.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/16/BAIT1DVRTH.DTL: Tension in S.F. over anti-Israel resolution
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/15/BANN1DTD44.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Muni operators pressured to vote again on givebacks
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/14/EDUC1DUV3V.DTL: Editorial: S.F. supervisors shouldn't weigh in on Israel
Daddy: What do you want to be when you grow up, Sally? Sally: I want to be a San Francisco firefighter or cop because they have one of the highest base salaries in all of California and great benefits, respectively, according to a new study I read about in the paper. Plus, I love kitty cats and climbing things and helping people, and they wear cool boots and hats. Score! Daddy: That a girl.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Police-officers-firefighters-expected-to-relinquish-pay-94898714.html: Police officers, firefighters expected to relinquish pay
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/25/BADP1DKGHJ.DTL&tsp=1: S.F. police, fire agree to forgo pay raises
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Cops-firefighters-tip-pay-scale-100097779.html: Cops, firefighters tip pay scale
Concerned that there haven’t been enough revenue generators proposed for your November ballot? Have no fear! Two tax measures passed the board yesterday, one that would raise property taxes on the big houses that you plan to marry into one day, and another that would increase hotel room taxes.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Property-taxes-boost-city-revenue-93048644.html: Property taxes boost city revenue
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Tax-measures-one-step-closer-to-autumn-vote-98469964.html: Tax measures one step closer to autumn vote
http://www.baycitizen.org/taxes/story/supervisors-hand-tax-measures-voters/: Supervisors Hand Tax Measures to the Voters
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2010/07/28/MNRN1EKPP9.DTL: Labor, business battle over S.F. tax measures
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-Hall-Watch-1-SF-tax-measure-on-Nov-ballot-after-2-abandoned-99444019.html: 1 SF tax measure on Nov. ballot after 2 abandoned
The Examiner offers a Quick ‘n Dirty breakdown of the various ballot measures, both local and state, coming to a ballot near you in the next few months. San Franciscans, you’re getting off easy this go a-round with only seven local measures versus the usual 1,437… or so… Nonetheless, grab a buddy and start studying up!
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/22/EDI01C5DGT.DTL: Editorial: A welcome truce at San Francisco City Hall
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/21/BA7I1C3P02.DTL&type=newsbayarea: City Insider: Move to strike 3rd initiative
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/22/BAEV1C5IBI.DTL: City Insider: Muni operators want supe's ballot measure off the table
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Decision-2010-City-voters-face-measures-on-pension-benefits-school-funding-tax-on-June-ballot-89075797.html: Decision 2010: City voters face measures on pension benefits, school-funding tax on June ballot
Supervisor John Avalos has proposed a law that would expand the City’s local hire requirements from public projects to private projects on pubic land. Unrelated, the Examiner’s targeted marketing knows that I like Las Vegas. It is very, very hard for me to focus on local hire ordinance when I am being shown large pictures of the Wynn and Encore. In other news, I am now posting Suspects from SFO on my way to Vegas.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Mayors-jobs-program-to-digitize-library-books-82522997.html: Mayor's jobs program to digitize library books
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/02/01/BUG81BQTGL.DTL&type=business: Andrew S. Ross: Newsom 'excited' at federal funding prospect
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Businesses-complain-about-footing-OT-tab-for-Jobs-Now-84934872.html: Businesses complain about footing OT tab for Jobs Now
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Future-of-citys-Jobs-Now-hinges-on-further-stimulus-88988707.html: Future of city’s Jobs Now hinges on further stimulus
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Washington-politics-holding-up-funding-for-JobsNow-97284619.html: Washington politics holding up funding for JobsNow
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Jobs-now-unemployment-later-98898649.html: Jobs now, unemployment later
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Park-workers-may-lose-jobs-101856303.html: Park workers may lose jobs
http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/Examiner-Editorial-Hands-on-program-The-City-needs-to-keep-102019668.html: Editorial: Hands-on program The City needs to keep
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-ramps-up-try-to-save-JobsNow-from-federal-axe-102124004.html: City ramps up try to save JobsNow from federal axe
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/City-tries-last-ditch-effort-to-save-jobs-102503269.html: City tries last-ditch effort to save jobs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/09/22/BUJ21FHU94.DTL: Newsom steps in as Jobs Now cash dries up
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/Newsom-takes-another-stab-at-saving-city-jobs-103585559.html: Newsom takes another stab at saving city jobs
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/12/BARE1IUENA.DTL: S.F. doubles hiring subsidy to cut welfare rolls
http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2011/09/san-francisco-picks-hiring-tab-revives-jobs-now-program: San Francisco picks up hiring tab, receives Jobs Now program
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/28/MNLA1NPK9N.DTL&type=newsbayarea: S.F. local-hire law passes 1st 'test,' backers say
http://www.baycitizen.org/labor/story/most-workers-sf-construction-jobs-live/: Hispanics Could Be Disproportionately Affected by Local Hire Law
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sf-local-hire-mandate-expected-to-extend-to-private-development-on-public-land/Content?oid=2816934: SF local hire mandate expected to extend to private development on public land
The Chronicle weighs in with its opinion on legislation under consideration by the Board of Supervisors that would send $150K to disaster victims in Asia. Their take? We have needs, too. Keep the money closer to home.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/10/BACQ1A3GG1.DTL: City Insider: Supes dabble in foreign affairs and foreign aid
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/18/ED2I1A6MQS.DTL: Editorial: San Francisco has needs of its own
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.