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Mayor Breed says ‘aggressive’ sweep of S.F. homeless camps in August

Mayor London Breed said on Thursday that the city will launch a “very aggressive” crackdown on homeless encampments next month across San Francisco.  The mayor’s comments — made during an election debate hosted by the firefighter’s union — come about three weeks after the Supreme Court granted cities broad power to evict unhoused people from […]

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San Francisco politician Mark Farrell plans to flip its ‘ghost town’ status with 4 days a week in-office

It’s a bad time to be a business in the Bay Area, but one mayoral candidate gunning to oust incumbent San Francisco mayor London Breed has a plan to turn that around. It’ll just take two decades. Mark Farrell, a Democrat and former interim mayor, believes the city can’t thrive without a bustling downtown, and […]

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SF mayor candidates prepare for 3rd debate; Peskin opting to skip

SF mayor candidates prepare for 3rd debate; Peskin opting to skip The top candidates for San Francisco mayor are facing off for the third debate of this election cycle. It’s the final planned debate, for now. Supervisor and candidate Aaron Peskin will not be there. SAN FRANCISCO – The top candidates for San Francisco mayor […]

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For supes, mayor, there’s no more ducking a crucial rent-control issue

J. K. Dineen is a good reporter, and his Chronicle story on the new decision by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s housing regulators to force San Francisco to approve most new housing with no public input or hearings is generally balanced and accurate. Except for the headline: “S.F. becomes first California city to miss its housing goals. […]

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San Francisco mayoral race candidates – NBC Bay Area

Candidates for the San Francisco mayoral race have appeared on NBC Bay Area newscasts to discuss their campaign and issues facing the city. Get to know them by watching the segments below. A conversation with San Francisco Mayor London Breed San Francisco Mayor London Breed joined NBC Bay Area in May to discuss some political […]

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Mayor Breed to officially open SFO’s final phase of Harvey Milk Terminal 1 – NBC Bay Area

San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday is set to cut the ribbon on San Francisco International Airport’s final phase of the $2.5 billion Harvey Milk Terminal 1. The final section features a new ticket counter area, a new mezzanine-level security checkpoint, two new gates, a new museum gallery, and a connecting walkway linking every […]

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Mayor London Breed’s budget proposal gets picked apart

San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s proposed budget, which must address presumed funding shortfalls, has met resistance. Benjamin Fanjoy/The Chronicle San Francisco leaders are criticizing Mayor London Breed’s $15.9 billion budget proposal, arguing the mayor’s planned cuts to rental assistance, education programs and a community ambassadors initiative, among other proposals, would harm vulnerable communities.   Supervisors aired […]

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San Francisco mayoral candidates talk public safety, homelessness at first 2024 debate – NBC Bay Area

San Francisco’s mayoral candidates squared off Wednesday for the first debate of the election season. All five candidates talked several topics such as public safety, the fentanyl crisis, and homelessness. Current San Francisco Mayor London Breed, former interim mayor Mark Farrell, Levi Strauss Heir Daniel Lurie and supervisors Aaron Peskin And Ahsha Safaí took the […]

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Does Mayor Breed just hate poor people?

“This mayor is blocking all affordable housing proposals at this point,” an aide to a San Francisco supervisor said to our small group of houseless/formerly houseless POOR Magazine poverty skolaz on a zoom call we organized last month. A big group of us poor people from San Francisco have been meeting, thinking, activating, praying and visioning […]

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Mayor Breed rolls out latest proposal to get tourists, locals back to San Francisco – NBC Bay Area

Tourism has always been the lifeblood of San Francisco, but since the pandemic, the city has often struggled to bring tourists and locals back to the Bay. On Tuesday, the city’s mayor rolled out her latest proposal to encourage everyone to rediscover the city’s one-time shopping mecca. “There’s a lot of restaurants, a lot of […]

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