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SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

SF Supervisors oppose “More Homes Act” despite housing crisis

Geoffrey Scott
April 24, 2019
Filed under Latest, News

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 renters. The resolution against California Senate Bill 50, authored by District 4 Supervisor G...

Wiener’s SB-827 Bill Meets Local Opposition

Darrin Baluyot
April 25, 2018
Filed under News

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 will ensure that any new housing construction within half a mile of a train station or a quarter mile ...

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

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

Erin Dage
February 12, 2013
Filed under Uncategorized

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 Davis announced his candidacy for District 8 Supervisor. If Davis goes through with his plan to run ...

Board of Supervisors narrowly passes public nudity ban

Xpress Staff
November 20, 2012
Filed under News

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 prohibit nudity at local fairs and festivals, such as the Folsom Street Fair and San Francisco Pride Festival. First-time violato...

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

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

Laura Savage
November 6, 2012
Filed under News

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 proposed the ban of public nudity in parks, plazas and on public transportation, citing concern i...

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

Noemy Mena
October 19, 2012
Filed under Opinion

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 the clothes start coming off. However, in the last year, city Supervisor Scott Wiener has begun ...

SF votes to support homeless

SF votes to support homeless

Lorenzo Morotti
November 9, 2018
Filed under Featured, News

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 funding would squash grassroot organizing. “It became a very divisive issue in city,” said Christin Eva...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

Brian Neumann
August 23, 2017
Filed under News

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 and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discoun...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Jordan Vail
March 3, 2016
Filed under News

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 on June 1. Tobacco sellers would be given a one-year grace period during which they will be reminded...

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

University progresses on path to discounted transit passes

Ida Mojadad
April 15, 2015
Filed under News

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 welcome assistance. SF State students and administration have discussed implementing a transit pass...

Measure E: More BS From the BOS

Chloe Johnson
November 4, 2014
Filed under Opinion

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 the programs Measure E is earmarked to fund — physical and nutritional education of children —...

Drag queens rejoice in success over Facebook’s real name policy

Drag queens rejoice in success over Facebook’s real name policy

Jennah Feeley
October 2, 2014
Filed under News

Drag queens kicked up their heels in celebration of a victory over Facebook’s real-name policy at San Francisco city hall today. The social network promised to adjust protocol after a meeting with LGBT activists yesterday. Facebook has been under fire for weeks over its real-name policy, which allows...

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