Budget

As Nonprofit Workers Strike, Tenderloin Housing Clinic and City Point Fingers

Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers strike for 24 hours as Randy Shaw and city representatives shift blame for low pay.

How the Sausage Gets Made in SF’s Budget: Nonprofits Jockey for ‘Add-Backs’

‘Add-backs’ are a routine part of SF’s annual budget process. But they’re also viewed as problematic and lacking in transparency.

Mayor, Supes Agree on Budget That Preserves Police and Downtown Funding, Boosts Affordable Housing

The mayor’s office and supes agreed on a citywide spending plan in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It must be approved by the full Board of Supervisors in July.

Supervisors Call for Cuts to Police Budget, But Chief Scott Balks

SFPD is the only department to reject all recommended reductions, citing urgency of staffing shortfalls and reforms.

Supes Preview: San Francisco’s Budget Battles Begin

Budget Chair Ronen has laid out an ultimatum for city departments, and the grilling happens this week.

Police, City Workers, Small Businesses Get a Boost in Breed’s $14B Budget Proposal

Mayor’s spending plan invests nearly $1 billion more despite Covid-era downturn.

Explainer: How SF Hammers Out Its $27.8 Billion, Two-Year Budget

The city’s two-year spending cycle culminates in a review by the Board of Supervisors every summer, often becoming a political showdown.

City Workers Set for 10% Pay Raises in New Labor Contracts

Thousands of employees in 30-plus unions would benefit from the wage hike set to be approved by city leaders.

To Breathe Life Into SF’s Moribund Downtown, Breed Proposes New Help for Small Businesses

Eyeing public safety and economic growth, the mayor proposes fresh assistance for the city’s core, while some community stakeholders envision a long-term transformation.

Public Works Estimates $23M Increase in Cleaning Costs, Grapples with Department Split

Public Works says it needs an enhanced budget for sanitation as it faces a costly, voter-mandated spinoff into a new sanitation department.