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Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announces a new housing reform bill, SB-886, at Manzanita Plaza at SF State, with many students of different campuses behind him on Feb. 22. The bill would streamline the construction of affordable housing for colleges in California.  (Abraham Fuentes / Golden Gate Xpress)

Senator Wiener introduces bill to streamline campus housing

Anaïs-Ophelia Lino, City Editor February 22, 2022

State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced a bill on Tuesday at SF State that would streamline housing developments across California college campuses.  This bill, tailored for public university...

SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

Geoffrey Scott April 24, 2019

Despite the looming housing crisis, San Francisco supervisors passed a resolution opposing Sen. Scott Wiener’s “More Homes Act” on April 2, backing long-term property owners at the expense of future...

Wiener’s SB-827 Bill Meets Local Opposition

Darrin Baluyot April 25, 2018

Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a contested bill that if passed will overrule local zoning controls on height, density and design standards on housing complexes near transit-rich urban areas. SB-827...

Nudity ban ignites protest, fuels opposition to supervisor's seat

Erin Dage February 12, 2013

A gathering of nudists and naturists bared all at a protest against the citywide ban on public nudity at San Francisco’s City Hall on Feb. 1. In light of the situation, political nudity advocate George...

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

Xpress Staff November 20, 2012

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors narrowly passed a measure banning public nudity 6-5 Tuesday afternoon. The ban will be in effect for parks, plazas and on public transportation. The ban does not...

SF Board of Supervisors to vote on public nudity ban Nov. 20

Laura Savage November 6, 2012

San Francisco Supervisor's City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee voted 3-0 in favor of sending a proposed public nudity ban to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener...

Supervisor Wiener's nudity ban would strip San Francisco's culture

Noemy Mena October 19, 2012

From Bay to Breakers to Folsom Street Fair and SF Pride Parade, people flock to the city to see what San Francisco’s culture is about. It’s fairly safe to say there’s nothing like an SF party once...

SF votes to support homeless

SF votes to support homeless

Lorenzo Morotti November 9, 2018

A corporate tax to help homeless people passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday Nov. 6, surprising many San Francisco residents who expected that an opposition campaign with massive corporate...

Mike Outinen distributes gator passes to students in the Cesar Chavez Student Center at San Francisco State University on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Golden Gate Xpress)

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

Brian Neumann August 23, 2017

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Jordan Vail March 3, 2016

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco from 18 to 21 years old. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect...

Passengers enter the Inbound M train on 19th Ave. and Holloway Tuesday, April 14. (Marlene Sanchez / Xpress)

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

Ida Mojadad April 15, 2015

The commute from Fairfax to campus costs linguistics major Alexander Williams $6 each way, and compounded over dozens of trips every semester, the expense has become a strain for which he would...

Measure E: More BS From the BOS

Chloe Johnson November 4, 2014

As San Francisco debates important issues like affordable housing and raising minimum wage, the Board of Supervisors is passionately pushing for a sales tax on sugary drinks known as Measure E. While...

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