The head of the Mayor’s Office of Housing is seeking a job with a nonprofit developer for which he’s approved several city contracts in recent months. After five years with the Mayor’s Office, Doug Shoemaker could be working as president of the well-known affordable housing nonprofit Mercy Housing California sometime this summer if the Ethics Commission gives him permission at its meeting on Wednesday.
An independent arbitrator is expected to rule in the next few days on the terms of a new labor contract between Muni and its operators union.
A man has climbed out onto the ledge of the Bay Bridge this afternoon and is threatening to jump, a San Francisco fire dispatcher said.
It is hard to understand what the 2,000 members of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A could have been thinking when they voted nearly 2-1 against the proposed three-year labor agreement their leaders negotiated for three months with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. This was the third time in a year that Muni’s bus, streetcar and cable car operators rejected their union leaders’ recommendations and — unlike every other San Francisco public employee union — turned down money-saving givebacks desperately needed by The City.
CPMC’s proposed plans to build two new hospitals at Van Ness Avenue and Geary Boulevard and St. Luke’s should be applauded by San Franciscans, not criticized. In the midst of the approvals process, we must not forget that our city relies on CPMC as a primary provider of culturally competent health care and services.
WHAT: A U.S. military investigation said command failures put American soldiers in a tactically indefensible position without adequate support when hundreds of Taliban fighters attacked their remote Afghanistan outpost.