San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Ban on Smoking Tobacco, but Not Cannabis, in Private Apartments
Violators face fines of up to $1,000.
Violators face fines of up to $1,000.
A bill under consideration by the city's Board of Supervisors would ban smoking in private dwellings located in apartment buildings with three or more units.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
"To hear that the District is focusing energy and resources on renaming schools is offensive," says Mayor London Breed.
The pilot program intended to assist the city's arts community during the pandemic is drawing both interest and criticism from proponents of unconditional cash transfers.
Politicians appear to have learned all the wrong lessons about over-policing.
Their illegal search was not recorded.
Will changes to how many of us work outlast the pandemic?
Preserving consumer choice allows stores and shoppers to respond nimbly to uncertain risks.
The city's voters, politicians, and activists should stop trying to dictate how exactly their city will change over the years. They’re not very good at it.
Mayor London Breed's Affordable Homes Now initiative would streamline the approval of code-compliant housing projects as long as developers include additional affordable units.
Joey Mucha wanted to convert his warehouse into a restaurant, bar, and arcade. Then community activists intervened.
Remy's plan for more housing meets NIMBY resistance.
The initiative would leave untouched all the city regulations that've made it so hard to start a business in the first place.
The struggles Joey Mucha had to go through to secure a simple change of use permit highlight the problems inherent in San Francisco's planning process.
Neighbors say Joey Mucha's plans for a Skee-Ball arcade in the Mission would be a positive addition to the community. Activists disagree.
Voters won’t have to worry as much about having to choose between similar candidates or “throwing away” votes on third-party choices.
By one vote, the city's planning commission denied a business's request to stop a competing falafel shop from opening up down the block.
San Francisco gives its Planning Commission nearly unlimited discretion to deny or condition permits, making life hell for business owners.
The city's Board of Supervisors has proposed creating an Office of Emergent Technology to regulate new inventions using public spaces.
Although San Francisco's supervisors urged city officials to punish contractors with ties to this "domestic terrorist organization," they say they did not really mean it.
Supervisor Shamann Walton thinks he can use restrictions on commercial speech to suppress political speech.
Going beyond criticism, the resolution would punish the NRA and its supporters by cutting off contractors with ties to the group.
The Supreme Court has said the First Amendment protects government contractors against termination based on their political views.
If you disagree with these politicians about gun control, they think, you might as well join the KKK.
In a beautiful display of how markets can resolve conflicts, Manhattanites pay a developer to not block their view.
Superior Court Judge Rochelle East says the warrant violated California law.
The tax was actually on much more than initial public offerings of stocks, and likely would have driven the next generation of startups to locate somewhere else.
Yet another neighborhood group is using a California environmental regulation to stop a housing project they don't like.
This is nearly double the increase the city first reported in May.
The city is favoring the most dangerous form of nicotine delivery over a potentially lifesaving alternative.
Lawmakers struggle to pass a bill protecting operators from arrest and prosecution.
The new tax won't come close to fulfilling the steep funding needs of Mental Health SF
Delaying housing projects for years will not make cities more affordable.
The move is an assault on the First Amendment.
Actions speak louder than words. Trump 's labeling of the media as "the enemy of the people" is bad, but he's not breaking into reporters' homes to find leakers. That's what the San Francisco Police Department did.
The chief and the union square off over who arranged what was likely an illegal search.
Or are Americans simply wising up to the dangers posed by cops having their "face prints" on file?
Preventing a slow march toward automated authoritarianism?
Bryan Carmody refused to name the source of a leaked police report.