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Tag: Local Government

Cannabis tax money goes to fund the cops

One way to defund the police: take away the mandatory cut they get of the state's taxes on weed.

Supreme Court upholds Prop. C in major victory for SF homeless advocates

Ruling shows that the odious Prop. 13, which devastated schools and local government, is starting to crumble.

BREAKING: California Labor Federation drops Wiener endorsement

In a stunning turnaround, the California Labor Federation today decided not to endorse incumbent state Sen. Scott Wiener for re-election. The powerful organization had backed Wiener in the March primary...

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Less than a week after hearing oral arguments on the validity of the city’s big-business tax to fund homeless programs, a unanimous panel of the state Court of Appeal...

Public toilets—and public corruption

The deepening public works scandal, which now involves political connected permit expediter Walter Wong, appears to have links to a big corporation that has been doing business in SF...

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

A California Court of Appeal panel yesterday heard oral arguments on a lawsuit seeking to block the city from collecting taxes from the biggest corporations in town to fund...

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The full Board of Supes will decide Tuesday/8 whether to reject Mayor London Breed’s two nominees to the Police Commission. The vote will come as protesters all over the world...

A massive real-estate scam could force counties to give cash rebates to giant commercial landlords

The state Board of Equalization, a little-know agency that among other things oversees local property tax assessors, is about to consider some tax-law changes that would be a huge...

Preston seeks to end Muni ‘price gouging’

Sup. Dean Preston, who helped spearhead opposition to a Muni fare hike, took a new and novel approach today: He asked the city attorney to look into whether the 12...

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

As tragic stories about COVID cluster deaths in Black communities begin to emerge from New York and Detroit to Georgia and beyond, many are pointing out the dangers of...