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Tag: Board of Supervisors

Supes have plan to staff hotel rooms — but mayor ignores it

Sup. Matt Haney, with the support of four of his colleagues, put forward a plan this week to address the staffing needs that the mayor says are preventing the...

Campaign seeks to close jail at Hall of Justice

On Wednesday, the NoNewSFJail Coalition and its member organizations asked San Franciscans via social media and on their website to participate in a “Digital Day of Action” by calling,...

Can hotels become permanent housing for homeless people?

There are ways to describe the logistics of moving thousands of homeless people into hotel rooms. It’s not going to be simple. But referring to the challenge as “herding that...

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

How do you shelter at home, when you don’t have a home? As our city leaders have moved rapidly and wisely to minimize the risks of the COVID pandemic, one...

Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

UPDATE: The first case of COVID in a homeless shelter has been reported.  The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place sheltered and unsheltered homeless San Franciscans...

Five supes push to put homeless in vacant hotel rooms

Five San Francisco supervisors announced plans yesterday to house thousands of homeless residents using some of the city's 33,000 vacant hotel rooms during the COVID-19 crisis. Sups. Hillary Ronen, Matt...

Should Muni raise fares in a crisis?

Transit justice advocates in San Francisco are left with more questions after San Francisco ordered a “shelter-in-place” directive in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This public health emergency overlaps with...

SF heads toward eviction moratorium

Mayor London Breed said she will issue a directive to place a moratorium on evictions in the midst of the coronavirus at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The directive...

City starts to plan for coronavirus in homeless and SRO communities

San Francisco will provide temporary housing to quarantine unsheltered residents or for people who live in shelters, single room occupancy hotels, or permanent supportive housing exposed to the coronavirus. It's...

Some surprising political analysis from the local election results

The voter turnout is up to 55 percent in San Francisco now, and will exceed 60 percent once the last 54,000 ballots are counted. That’s what today’s results show...