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S.F. Democrats want Airbnb to pay back taxes

sfgate.com — The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the local Democratic Party's governing body, voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a resolution calling for Airbnb and other short-term rental companies to pay back taxes to the city.

A place to go - Tenderloin toilets for the homeless get funding through June

blog.sfgate.com — San Francisco may finally be making a dent in its sidewalk poop problem. Buoyed by what Supervisor Jane Kim called "outstanding" results, the city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to spend $203,200 to extend and expand a pilot project that provides the homeless with a place
Jan 27, 2015

A place to go — Tenderloin toilets for the homeless get funding through June blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/20…

Airbnb under more pressure to pay S.F. back taxes

sfgate.com — The San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee on Wednesday night is set to vote on a resolution authored by state Sen. Mark Leno, Supervisor David Campos and committee member Meagan Levitan demanding that Airbnb immediately pay its back taxes, estimated at $25 million.

S.F. police commander shipped to Siberia of city departments

sfgate.com — S.F. police commander shipped to Siberia of city departments Usually, when a longtime city worker is transferred to a post at the airport, it means they did something wrong and will never be heard from again. Police Chief Greg Suhr said that is absolutely not the case with Cmdr. Mikail Ali, who has been transferred from running the traffic division to, yup, the airport.

Google says $6.8 million for youth Muni passes just a start

sfgate.com — Google's $6.8 million gift Thursday to cover two years of free transit for working-class San Francisco kids is just the first in what Mayor Ed Lee expects will be a series of donations from the tech giant as the industry increasingly looks to improve its local image and ease the city's affordability crisis.
Jan 22, 2015

@nwmalinowski @WNYC Yes, Google gave SF Muni $6.8M to cover free rides for working class young people. sfgate.com/news/article/G…

Mayor Lee gets on board with proposal for 2nd BART tube

sfgate.com — Mayor Ed Lee has thrown his support behind building a second transbay BART tube, an expensive proposal that analysts say is critical to meeting the Bay Area's transit demand and providing round-the-clock service.
Jan 17, 2015

RT @OtisWhite: “We have to do this”: As S.F. grows, so does demand for another transit tunnel under the Bay. sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… #transit

Jan 18, 2015

This is a big deal. Mayor Lee gets on board with proposal for 2nd BART tube sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Mayor Lee has a plan to get housing built for S.F.’s middle class

sfgate.com — The city's housing affordability crisis dominated Lee's stated agenda last year, when he set the goal of building or rehabilitating 30,000 housing units by 2020, and it will again factor heavily in the coming year.
Jan 15, 2015

Mayor Lee has a plan to get housing built for S.F.’s middle class via @johnwcote sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

Jan 18, 2015

RT @OtisWhite: Mayor Lee has a plan for affordable housing in S.F. Is it realistic … or “lightweight eyewash”? sfgate.com/bayarea/articl…

S.F. Mayor Ed Lee promises funds for preschool, Muni

sfgate.com — Mayor Ed Lee took steps Tuesday to make San Francisco a little more family friendly and easier to get around, announcing the city would provide funding to help pay for basic preschool for all 4-year-olds in the city and substantially expand its Muni light-rail fleet.

U.S. Olympic Committee chooses Boston over S.F. as candidate city

sfgate.com — The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday voted to make Boston the country's candidate to host the 2024 summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee is expected to make a decision on the host city in September 2017, with some seeing any U.S. candidate city as a strong contender.

Hoped-for Oakland stadium in Bay Area Olympic bid mix

sfgate.com — New Oakland stadium now in the mix for Bay Area Olympic bid San Francisco's regional bid to host the 2024 Olympics was tweaked Wednesday on the eve of an expected decision by the U.S. Olympic Committee, adding a proposal to have the opening and closing ceremonies - and track and field events - at a hoped-for new stadium in Oakland.
Jan 07, 2015

RT @BairCSN: Interesting: "Hoped-for Oakland stadium in mix for Bay Area Olympic bid: sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl… via @sfchronicle

Jan 08, 2015

No clue how to process this.#MakingItUpAsTheyGoAlong: Hoped-for Oakland stadium in mix for SF Olympic bid sfgate.com/bayarea/articl… via @SFGate

Jan 08, 2015

RT @philmatier: .@SFGiants CEO Larry Baer tells @KCBSNews Oakland stadium 4 @RAIDERS & @Olympics a "very viable option" stry-@sfgate http:…

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