Mayor Breed Calls for Change to State Law to Expand Involuntary Mental Health Treatment

During a tour of an emergency dispatch center, Breed urged changes to state laws governing the use of involuntary mental health treatment.

SF’s Budget in 4 Charts: The Pandemic Effect on City Finances and the Prospects for Recovery

San Francisco’s roughly $13 billion budget hangs in the balance as the city crawls back from a pandemic-induced economic slump.

City Declares Drought Emergency, Asks Residents to Cut Water Use or Pay Surcharge

Residents are asked to cut water usage by 10% amid a statewide drought, with fee penalties to come in April 2022

State Housing Officials Slam San Francisco Over Housing Delays

A housing oversight body questioned whether two Board of Supervisors’ decisions to stall housing are indicative of a “larger trend” in the city.

Supervisor Preston Questions Housing Officials on 730 Stanyan, But Finds Limited Answers

A nixed plan for a drop-in center has become a flashpoint for homeless services dispute.

Supervisors Approve $6.5M Increase to Harm Reduction Contract, But Raise Questions on Outcomes

Members of the budget committee recommended a funding boost to a Department of Public Health contract, but expressed frustration on what they saw as a lack of data on outcomes.

Ticket Racket: Outside Lands Giveaways Expose an ‘Only in San Francisco’ Flavor of Corruption

Freebies were passed for years to city staffers, and the SF Standard’s reporting shows that is anything but typical.

Special Election to Replace David Chiu in State Assembly Set for April 2022

A primary election is set for Feb. 15 of next year, when voters will also decide whether to recall three members of the school board.

S.F. Residents May be Asked to Cut Water Use, Despite Recent Rainfall

Fall storms helped San Francisco’s water supply, but November outlook remains dry.

Supes Require Domestic Violence Data Reporting From Police, D.A.

The pandemic may have raised dangers for victims and survivors of domestic violence, according to the city.