A provision empowering the SF Board of Supervisors to amend San Francisco’s voter-enacted government-transparency law, the Sunshine Ordinance, is prompting at least two journalist organizations to oppose a city charter amendment dubbed a “privacy first policy” that will appear as Proposition B on the local ballot this November. Ordinarily, only voters may amend voter-passed ordinances.
As I talk to people and clients every day in San Francisco, I have discovered one of the reasons why the home inventory is so low – it is because property owners do not feel like they can move. If they were to buy something else, their mortgage payments and property taxes would go up, depending on what they buy.
Police activity in the Richmond District.
Updates from the Richmond District by Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) held an open house on Sept. 12 at the Sunset Cooperative Nursery School on Lawton Street to allow west side residents to give feedback on a plan to enact pedestrian safety measures along the Lower Great Highway.
by Thomas K. Pendergast The permit agreement to put on the Outside Lands Music and Art Festival is set to expire in 2020, and already city officials and community members are taking an assessment of its impact on […]
The Ellis Act is a 1985 statewide law that allows landlords to evict tenants if they go out of the rental business. While it is difficult to know how many of the recent Ellis Act evictions are for legitimate reasons, the data strongly suggests that a significant proportion of them do not go out of the rental business.
by Judith Kahn For more than 22 years, Richmond District residents could bring their old appliances to Son Nguyen’s shop at Universal Electric Service, which was located at 1551 Clement St. before it closed in August. Nguyen […]
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin correctly notes that without high speed rail and Caltrain, the Transbay Terminal “will go down as the most expensive bus terminal in the history of humankind.”
The annual 5 kilometer family fun run, Jog in the Fog, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 8 a.m.
There will be a neighborhood clean-up in the Richmond District on Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the city’s “Love our city” event.
Two Richmond District residents had a role in the creation of a new feature film being shown in September at the San Francisco Green Film Festival.
Things to do in the Richmond and Sunset Districts in September, 2018.
Riots ruined graduation June 10, 1970 was to be graduation day at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale. But that did not take place. In the spring of my senior year at SIU I was hurtling […]
Editor: I am a resident of the Inner Richmond and a daily walker in Golden Gate Park. Last fall, I noticed these classic park benches behind the bandshell that belong on the concourse. After a few […]