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
Fearing voters will not support giving politicians a huge pay increase, advocates of a proposed ballot measure are ditching a plan to compensate members of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Board of Education with a full-time salary and pension.
Instead, proponents are floating a scaled-back version of the ballot measure that will still increase pay for school board members, but not by as much as originally planned. Read More
Money is already piling up and campaign momentum is building 10 months before voters will head to the polls and decide who will serve as San Francisco’s mayor for at least the next four years. Read More
You can cast a vote on Twitter for who will be the replacement for Mayor Gavin Newsom, who is leaving to take his post as lieutenant governor by Jan. 10.The voting on Twitter is run though the website sfmayorvote.com that asks "Who should be interim SF Mayor?" Read More
On Monday, the Board of Supervisors is back at work in meetings, starting with a Monday morning Rules Committee hearing on a number of Mayor Gavin Newsom appointments to such city agencies as the Public Utilities Commission, Historical Preservation Commission and the Read More
Overhauling the taxi industry and reining in San Francisco’s burgeoning labor costs, the newly elected former deputy city attorney is looking to take on big political issues.
No stranger to city government, Scott Wiener has laid out an aggressive agenda for when he assumes office Jan. 8 as the representative on the Board of Supervisors for the Castro and Noe Valley neighborhoods. Read More
Planning commissioners today said they do not punish businesses for being too popular minutes before they unanimously agreed to let a roomier Ike’s Place operate across the street from its original shop.Storeowner Ike Shehadeh applied to move his toned down operation at Lime on market Street to 3489 16th St. which is across from where it was recently kicked out mainly for being too popular. Read More
The fate of the illegal pride banners on the historic light posts that line Market Street might be saved even though preservationists are worried about the flag fixtures bleeding rust. Read More
With the holiday season, City Hall becomes quiet. On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors officially begins winter recess.That means no meetings until Jan. 4, which is the first scheduled full board meeting following the break. The last long break supervisors enjoyed was over the summer, when many decided to travel. Read More
The fight about replacing the pride banners in the Castro is back to members of the Board of Supervisors.As first reported by The San Francisco Examiner, the gay-pride banners in the Castro are 10 years old and in need of replacement. The poles on which they hang, however, are designated historic landmarks, which complicates hanging new banners. Read More