Board of Supervisors President David Chiu may have ruffled the feathers of some prominent politicians, but he has survived to run for another term as representative of Chinatown, North Beach and other northeastern neighborhoods.
Click on the photo to the right to see pictures of all of the candidates in the District 3 race. Read More
Voters will decide the fate of the 8 Washington St. luxury condominium development after the Board of Supervisors declined on Tuesday to reverse its decision approving the project.
Following the June approval, opponents gathered enough signatures to place a referendum on the ballot, which under state law triggers a re-vote by the board. Read More
The players are finalized and all that remains now is the drama over who will emerge in November to serve on the Board of Supervisors for the next four years.
There are six open seats on the 11-member board, and after Friday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline there was little in the way of surprises. Perhaps the biggest suspense was whether a serious challenger would emerge to take on board President David Chiu, who represents District 3, which includes Chinatown and North Beach. Read More
While San Francisco is the epicenter of a new high-tech boom, the notoriously dysfunctional technology resources of local government remain a source of municipal embarrassment, according to a new report. Read More
The first round of campaign contribution reports have been filed for November’s Board of Supervisor elections and they are full of fascinating information. One of the most interesting questions suggested by all the data is which supervisors could vote in favor of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi when the board soon considers whether to sustain his suspension for official misconduct. Read More
With fewer than 100 days before the November election, well-financed battles have emerged for three seats on the Board of Supervisors.
Although six seats are up for grabs, it appears the big-money fights will be in three districts: the Richmond; the Fillmore, Haight and Western Addition neighborhoods; and the more conservative neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks. Read More
Replacing San Francisco’s payroll tax with a gross receipts tax is now up to voters.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 to send a business tax measure that took about seven months to craft to the November ballot and secure support to improve its chance of passing. Read More
A mediator is being brought in to revive an ailing development deal with California Pacific Medical Center for its planned $2.5 billion rebuild of St. Luke’s Hospital and the construction of a new hospital on Cathedral Hill.
The need for a neutral third party to help smooth out a compromise stands in sharp contrast to the optimism that surrounded the project back in March, when Mayor Ed Lee announced a deal with CPMC. Read More
San Francisco developers are being encouraged to start putting shower water or rainwater to better use in their new large developments.
Calling on developers to reach new heights in green building, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has introduced legislation that will create new and clear regulations for developers opting to incorporate advanced water-recycling systems. Read More
Aaron Peskin and the progressives no longer run the show at the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee. Now it’s a moderate who works for PG&E.
Mary Jung, manager of local government partnerships for PG&E, was sworn in Wednesday as chairwoman of the 32-member committee. Peskin, a leader for city progressives, had retired from the post and did not seek re-election. Read More