San Francisco's school board selected a new president this week, marking an ideological shift for the panel, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
What's happening: The San Francisco Board of Education voted 4-3 to elect Kevine Boggess to serve a one-year term.
Outdoing the 15 rounds of votes it took in the U.S. House for speaker, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Monday went 17 rounds before choosing District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin as its president for the next two years.
Details: It took about two hours to finally elect Peskin to the position. Three supervisors were initially nominated: District 10's Shamann Walton, the now-former president of the board, District 1's Connie Chan and District 8's Rafael Mandelman.
New year, same problems. We caught up with a handful of San Francisco supervisors to discuss their 2023 goals for the city.
Why it matters: San Francisco faces a number of challenges and city supervisors are tasked with addressing them.
Eight San Francisco supervisors introduced legislation on Tuesday, calling on the city to commit $5.5 million to open supervised drug consumption sites.
Why it matters: San Francisco is in the midst of a deadly drug overdose epidemic, largely driven by the opioid fentanyl. While accidental overdose deaths were 11% lower in 2021 than 2020, the 625 overdoses last year represented 41% more than pre-pandemic levels, per the city's Department of Public Health.
San Francisco is the epicenter of Big Tech — so it's only right that our metro has a lot of powerful people who call it home.
As 2022 comes to a close, we wanted to reflect on who's made the biggest difference in our city this year.
A yearslong debate over the future of the Great Highway has been resolved, at least for now.
What’s happening: In a 9-2 vote on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors decided to keep the southern stretch of the Great Highway (from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard) closed to auto traffic on weekends through 2025.
Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation was among those at a rally outside City Hall Monday to demand a halt to a program to allow "killer robots."
Driving the news: The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week voted 8-3 to approve an ordinance allowing the city's police department to use robots for lethal force.
San Francisco officials say they want to make life easier for small business owners in the city, and this week they did just that.
What's happening: SF Public Works launched a two-year pilot Wednesday that lets business and property owners request city crews to clean up graffiti tags on their buildings for free.
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