Board of Supervisors

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.

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.

Food Empowerment: A New Kind of Grocery Store May Come to the Bayview

It’s been two years since Bayview grocery store Duc Loi’s Pantry shuttered its doors. Now the empty 14,000-square-foot space may be resurrected as a ‘food empowerment market.’

City Commissioner, Activist Jon Jacobo Resigns Following Rape Allegation

Jon Jacobo, a well-known San Francisco political figure with leadership roles at several local organizations, announced his resignation from a city commission in the wake of allegations by a local activist that he assaulted and raped her.

Supervisors to Consider Citywide Fourplex Expansion Next Year

The proposal is a “significant” upzoning for San Francisco, but would only make a dent in a state mandate to build 82,000 housing units by 2031.

‘Long Overdue’ Reform of City’s $2B in Annual Grants Will Go Into Effect Next Year

A new city ordinance will require greater oversight of the billions in grants that San Francisco departments award each year.

S.F. Supervisor Calls for More Transparency in Criminal Diversion

A report found that 55% of criminal defendants in San Francisco were rearrested before their case was resolved, drawing scrutiny of a nonprofit that runs diversion programs.

Hotly-Contested Sunset Housing Development Gets Rubber Stamp from Board of Supervisors

The project sparked fierce opposition from some residents in the Sunset, who said the 98-unit development was too large for the neighborhood.

SFPD Chief to Supervisors: ‘We Need Your Support’

Police chief Bill Scott said SFPD is losing officers and needs to hire to continue enacting reforms. As the city rolls out more non-police services, some Supervisors questioned the department’s desired $661M budget.

City Hall is Reopening. What Happens to Remote Public Comment?

As the pandemic subsides, City Hall wades into a whole new way of handling how citizens weigh in.