London Breed

San Francisco, California

Car-Free Streets Aren't a Silver Bullet

The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic tempers expectations for Market Street in San Francisco, where the city this week undertook an ambitious, but perhaps over-sold, redesign of the busy street.

January 31, 2020 - The San Francisco Chronicle

Streetcar

Market Street in San Francisco Closed to Cars

The historic, car-free transformation of San Francisco's busiest street opens to the public today.

January 29, 2020 - London Breed via Medium

Solar and Wind Energy

Op-Ed: Cities Leading the Charge to 100 Percent Clean Energy

Four mayors hammer home the point that moving to 100 percent clean energy on the municipal level is environmentally, economically, and politically desirable.

December 26, 2018 - Next City

San Francisco Homeless

Will More Money Solve San Francisco's Homelessness Problem?

San Francisco voters will decide on Proposition C, a business tax based on gross receipts levied on large employers, the most contentious of five local measures.

October 31, 2018 - Curbed SF

Balloons and Straws: Where's the Connection?

Think "The Graduate," but now the emphasis in the future of plastics may be on restrictions. California may become the first state to restrict access to plastic straws, and balloons could be next due to the harm they cause the marine environment.

August 26, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco City Hall

San Francisco's Next Mayor a Self-Described 'Pro-Housing' Politician With Support From YIMBYs

London Breed is the first African American female elected mayor of San Francisco, and she brings high hopes that a pro-development approach can help mitigate the city's housing affordability crisis.

June 18, 2018 - Medium

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Dies Suddenly at 65

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away of a heart attack early this morning. He was 65.

December 12, 2017 - SFGate

San Francisco Parking

San Francisco Approves 'Parking Flexibility Ordinance'

A newly approved ordinance in San Francisco will allow new flexibility for the city parking regulations, relaxing parking restrictions in multiple situations that apply all over the city.

April 29, 2015 - SF.Streetsblog

The Castro

Music Clubs in S.F. Fight for Right to Party

Local ordinances typically try to protect residents from excess noise. In San Francisco, though, a city official is proposing policies that would protect the right of musical acts to keep rocking despite the encroachment of new neighbors.

April 23, 2015 - SF Weekly

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