San Francisco - Politics & Govt
SF supervisors approve purchase of Fillmore District hotel for homeless housing after Japantown hotel fell through
The Turk and Franklin Street hotel Vantaggio Suites will serve as the fourth hotel converted to housing for the formerly homeless, a replacement after the proposed purchase of the Kimpton Buchanan was nixed.
California is set to rescind mask mandates next month, but Bay Area counties likely to sort out their own new rules
With California less than a month away from its "full-reopening" on June 15, and after the Centers for Disease Control rescinded its mask mandate last week, it's still not clear what a mostly vaccinated, maskless, post-pandemic Bay Area will look like.
People spilled into the streets Saturday morning and afternoon as SF residents celebrated the election of Joe Biden to the presidency. For some, the wait since Tuesday’s election had felt interminable and the relief and joy at the decision was palpable at the celebrations.
The Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Board of Education approved the 'Safe Sleeping Sites' resolution, which would provide space and services to unhoused people with no access to shelter.
"It appears that our collective effort has started to have a positive impact," the order reads, "but the infection rate has not yet leveled off and more needs to be done to flatten the curve."