The eighth time is the charm for the unflappable Charlotte Mailliard Schultz, who has agreed to be Mayor Ed Lee’s chief of protocol.Like seven mayors before him, Schultz will advise Lee on matters of diplomatic graces such as how to greet the mayor of Bangalore or when to wear a tux and tails. She returns to The City after a six-year stint with the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read More
Not more than a month in office and Mayor Ed Lee is set to have his face painted on a mural in the heart of Chinatown.And who says he’s not a rock star? Read More
The San Francisco mayor race is looking a lot like Bay to Breakers — plenty of entrants, many characters and a few professional runners.
Yet given that the winner will be decided by the chaotic and confusing system called ranked-choice voting for the first time, the theme of the campaign is becoming clearer.
Hello, whiskey — it is us, San Francisco’s unsteady voters. Read More
Cutting down the cost of workers’ benefits for The City is one of Mayor Ed Lee’s top priorities during his one-year term. Read More
The search for a new police chief in San Francisco is moving into its final stages, Mayor Ed Lee told the San Francisco Examiner Wednesday. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is hoping Twitter officials will respond positively within the next month to a tax-break proposal to lure the company to The City’s “edgy” mid-Market area, he told the San Francisco Examiner Wednesday. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee told The Examiner on Wednesday that unlike his well-coiffed, coverage-hungry predecessor, he’s not a “rock star” and is “solidly in the ‘no’ column” about running for mayor in November.Lee said he understood he has a very different style than former mayor and current Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. Read More
About a month after reports that San Francisco-based Twitter was exploring a move to Brisbane, city officials on Tuesday introduced legislation that would give the company a significant tax break. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is on target to be the first San Francisco mayor to undergo question time with the Board of Supervisors beginning March 8.
But don’t expect much by way of high drama. Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation, as required by voter approved Proposition C on the November ballot, Tuesday to lay out the ground rules. The format must be approved by the board. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined Supervisors David Chiu and Jane Kim at City Hall this afternoon to announce a plan that would offer tax exemptions to Twitter Inc. and other companies to the city's Mid-Market neighborhood.The microblogging company, currently located in the South of Market neighborhood, would be exempt from payroll taxes for new employees for six years if it moved on or near Market Street between Fifth and 10th streets. Read More