Hundreds of San Francisco residents swarmed streets on Wednesday night to protest the city’s treatment of homeless residents around its hosting of Super Bowl 50 celebrations. The protests were an outgrowth of Mayor Ed Lee’s August proclamation...Show More Summary
In August, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said homeless people would " have to leave the street " during Super Bowl 50, and promised to provide alternative shelter. But as those people are moved out of busy tourist areas, advocates for the...Show More Summary
The decision comes two months after officers fatally shot Mario Woods, a 26-year-old black man. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee asked for a federal probe into the shooting, which was captured on video.
TweetJust posted. “FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on Mayor Ed Lee’s Veto of SF’s Bike Yield Law Jan. 20, 2016 – Mayor Ed Lee’s veto of SF’s Bike Yield Law makes San Francisco the first U.S. city to take a major step away from its promise to eliminate traffic deaths and […]
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently announced a proposed charter amendment that would remove the mayor’s power to appoint supervisors. It’s a very bad idea. While it’s no surprise that Avalos wants to weaken Mayor Ed Lee’s power, this proposal Read More » The post SF Election Proposal Hurts Tenants appeared first on Beyond Chron.
TweetI’ve never seen it like this, during our Winter of ’15, not in all my years… I remember Camp Agnos in Civic Center and of course we had Occupy SF back in aught-eleven, but I’ve never seen the streets of San Francisco like this, like this part of Ed Lee‘s Tent City, with one tent […]
This morning San Francisco city leaders held a press conference to detail their El Niño game plan. Judging by recent warnings from federal officials, it's a timely move. According to various news outlets, Mayor Ed Lee and other city...
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee begins a second term after a 2015 campaign season in which the mayor’s promotion of Julie Christensen in District 3 and the ongoing housing crisis subjected him to more criticism than ever before. The mayor Read More » The post Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Tuesday was a good night for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. But behind his clear reelection triumph was a message from voters: The city's affordability crisis matters beyond all else. And due to a surprising result in the only supervisorial district that was up for grabs, Lee is now likely to meet...
Oh, no. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent...
San Francisco's housing measures The top-of-the-ticket race in San Francisco looks like it's going to be a snoozer. Mayor Ed Lee, who has spent 30 times more than all of his opponents combined, is expected to win reelection handily. But some other high-profile ballot issues are drawing out voters...
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee says he's open to possibly overturning that 1984 ruling that closed bathhouses in the city.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s October 25 front-page story, “S.F.’s homeless crisis: Can Ed Lee clean up streets,” set a new low for erroneous reporting on the issue. The story’s conclusions—that Mayor Lee has ignored the homeless problem, that homeless coordinator Read More » The post SF Chronicle Wrong on Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a plan on October 21 to address one of the city’s most vexing problems: how to keep teachers living in the city when they cannot afford rents on vacant apartments or the purchase price Read More » The post SF Moves to Keep Teachers in City appeared first on Beyond Chron.
This is a mayoral election year in San Francisco, but since nary a formidable candidate chose to oppose incumbent mayor Ed Lee, that’s not likely to be a draw. One political campaign, however, is getting plenty of airtime in the city. Show More Summary
TweetHadn’t noticed this one before: Take it away, BALLOTPEDIA: “A City of San Francisco Transfer Tax on Residential Property Re-Sold in Five Years, Proposition G ballot question was on the November 4, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of San Francisco, California. It was defeated. Proposition G imposed an additional tax on the […]
Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed sweeping new eviction protections Supervisor Jane Kim sponsored for the city’s tenants. That’s nothing new. Lee has supported every single piece of tenant legislation that has passed the Board since taking office Read More » The post Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Hey, what are you up to for the next hour and seven minutes? Want to watch Mayor Ed Lee face the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board? Then do I have a video for you! [ more › ]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has promised to sweep the city's downtown streets of its booming homeless population by the time the Super Bowl comes to town in early 2016. "They are going to have to leave," Lee told local news station KPIX earlierthis week. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was among several politicians and community leaders singled out in court papers Tuesday as having alleged roles in public corruption plots and bribery schemes.