City Visions: SF's Money Man: Treasurer José Cisneros
September 23, 2019: If you live or work in San Francisco, chances are you have received mail from José Cisneros, the Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. Cisneros oversees over $5.2 billion in revenue for the city and county. But did you know the Treasurer's office also has a division devoted to financial equity issues?
San Francisco Mayor London Breed to Eliminate Jail Phone Call Fees
San Francisco will stop charging jail inmates for phone calls and stop marking up the cost of items in the jail store, Mayor London Breed and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy told KQED, a change that will save inmates and their families about $1.7 million a year and, city officials hope, make it easier for them to keep in touch with their families.
San Francisco supes moving to eliminate library overdue fines
It’s a day of forgiveness for San Franciscans: The Board of Supervisors this afternoon voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would eliminate late fees for all overdue public library materials, and ameliorate all outstanding fines.
Meet the 2019 Business of Pride OUTstanding Voices - José Cisneros
Every year, The San Francisco Business Times highlights about a dozen out business leaders as notable contributors and vanguards in the cause for equal rights. This year's subjects spoke to the Business Times about their personal experiences, the challenges they face and what they are doing to make a difference.
SF Treasurer: CRE Plays Significant Role in Funding City’s Work
Local commercial real estate owners are expected to contribute more than $146 million to the City of San Francisco under a new Commercial Rents tax.