As the nine-member task force gets to work on redrawing the boundaries that make up the 11 districts represented by members of the Board of Supervisors, it has received some pretty clear legal guidance from the City Attorney’s Office. Read More
Even though The City’s voters get only three choices for mayor, the San Francisco Police Officers Association on Thursday defied the logic of the ranked-choice system by endorsing four candidates: Mayor Ed Lee, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and former supervisors Bevan Dufty and Michela Alioto-Pier. Read More
Last week, the group that decides which candidates and ballot propositions will get the stamp of approval from the Democratic Party in San Francisco — the Democratic County Central Committee — held its endorsement meeting. Read More
Mayoral candidates John Avalos and Dennis Herrera netted the first- and second-place endorsements, respectively, on Wednesday night at the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee meeting. The committee opted not to endorse a third candidate despite The City’s ranked-choice voting system.
For district attorney, David Onek was the committee’s first choice and Sharmin Bock its second, with no third candidate chosen. Read More
Criticism targeting new Department of Public Works head Mohammed Nuru is being dismissed as racism, but Nuru himself was the target of a lawsuit settled earlier this year that accused him of racism and sexism in the workplace. Read More
The candidates vying to be the next mayor of San Francisco faced off in a debate Tuesday night.
The debate is the first since San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi joined the race.
Scheduled to attend the debate (in alphabetical order by last name): Read More
Talk about a rough first day on the job. No sooner had Mohammed Nuru taken the helm of the Department of Public Works than he and Mayor Ed Lee were bombarded with charges that the appointment was the result of “cronyism, politics and poor judgment.” Read More
Now that Mayor Ed Lee is officially running for a full term, his rivals have already begun questioning the company he keeps. Shortly after Lee announced his decision Monday, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, a mayoral candidate, sent out a statement suggesting Lee would not be his own man in San Francisco’s highest office.
Scroll down to see video of Mayor Ed Lee's visit to The Examiner offices. Read More
Back in 1989, then-Mayor Art Agnos hired someone to run the fledgling whistleblower program, a hire that proved to have true staying power. That person would later end up heading the Human Rights Commission, the Department of Public Works, become city administrator and then be appointed mayor of the city of San Francisco.If you haven’t been following city politics for the last seven months, you might not know that the very person Agnos hired was current Mayor Ed Lee. Read More
For months, the people behind “Run, Ed, Run” pushed for Mayor Ed Lee to run in November — but they were nowhere to be found Monday night as San Francisco’s interim leader was roundly booed, jeered and heckled at his first mayoral debate. Read More