Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which represents most city employees in San Francisco, cont Read More
Future hires for public-sector jobs in The City traditionally held by women and minorities could receive lower pay under a proposal union brass says would erase decades of progress in wage equality. Read More
David Chiu became the longest-serving president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday when he was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues to a third two-year term.
After having first secured the post in 2009 with the backing of progressives, and retaining the job two years later with the help of moderates whom he rewarded with committee assignments, Chiu managed to secure election this time around with a decisive 11-0 vote. Read More
When notoriously brazen Supervisor Chris Daly was termed out of his seat at City Hall in 2010, he managed to find another pulpit: behind his very own bar. And thus, the Buck Tavern on Market Street became a hangout for activists, policy wonks, supervisors, journalists and, on at least one occasion, Mayor Ed Lee.
But for Daly, it appears even bar ownership comes with term limits.
Buck Tavern is set to close at the end of the month due to an impasse with the building owner over the cost of rent.
Domestic violence is the topic de jour at City Hall after last week’s divisive decision by four San Francisco supervisors to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi following his temporary removal from office stemming from an incident involving his wife. Read More
Supervisor John Avalos is going straight to the people in an effort to inject excitement into the monthly question time sessions with Mayor Ed Lee.
“I’ve been a bit underwhelmed with QT so I thought I’d mix it up and troll for QT from my FB friends,” Avalos wrote on his Facebook page. “Please submit QT questions — serious ones or not — for my staff and me to choose from.” Read More
One of San Francisco’s most notorious political firebrands could shake up City Hall this year if he tries to return to the Board of Supervisors, and he might not be alone.
Chris Daly — along with ex-supervisors Aaron Peskin and Tony Hall — is rumored to be considering another run. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee’s upcoming appointment for District 5 supervisor is full of political intrigue.
Whoever he places into the seat to represent the most left-leaning district in San Francisco will impact the Board of Supervisors potentially for nine years.
Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi — who represents the Haight, Fillmore and Western Addition neighborhoods — was elected sheriff in November and will take that office Jan. 8. Lee’s appointment will take over then. Read More
After years of perpetual and often-childish bickering at City Hall, interim Mayor Ed Lee has presided over an era of calm that some call progress. Voters knew little about this polite and well-regarded bureaucrat when he was selected to baby-sit the final year of Gavin Newsom’s term. At the time, all most people cared about was that San Francisco’s first Chinese-American mayor wasn’t a politician and had no re-election ambitions. Peace had come to The City. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee has spent a lot of time, perhaps too much, answering the question, will he run for mayor? Ever since being appointed interim mayor by the Board of Supervisors, the question was asked of him. And while Lee has denied he would run, he suddenly has changed his response to the question by not rejecting a run, but saying he is considering one. So now it increasingly sounds like he will run. Read More