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Supes consider major changes in business taxes

Mayor wants to limit increases; board members want another $150 million a year from the biggest companies. Plus: Housing reports and Black Lives Matter posters in police stations -- that's The Agenda for July 12-19

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Anatomy of a corrupt $125 million city contract

Hearing reveals explosive data on how JCDecaux was in a filthy deal with the city -- a deal that now may be going down the toilet.

Public toilets—and public corruption

The Agenda: Supes want to invalidate contract pushed by Nuru -- and create new accountability measures in the wake of the widening scandal.

Supes reject Police Commission nominee, approve tenant protections

10-1 votes demand stronger reform advocates to oversee the cops and ban evictions for non-payment of rent during the crisis.

Sharply divided board allows curfew to continue — for now

6-5 vote keeps crackdown in place until Thursday; ACLU denounces 'moving toward a police state.'

Why won’t SF health officer order homeless into hotels?

'You expressed to us that If you made those decisions, your job would be jeopardized.'

Supes look to protect SRO residents

Alarming spread in low-income housing leads to emergency bill -- as false reports seek to derail plan to consider Rec-Park space for safe housing.

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

Obscure state agency could cost communities billions and devastate schools to bail out huge corporations.

Why turn affordable SROs into tourist hotel rooms?

The Agenda: Strange moves at SF planning plus more vote-by-mail and limits on corporate rentals.