Patrick Monette-Shaw

(Rachel Garner/2016 Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Proposition B’s poison pill

Prop. “B,” billed as a “Privacy First Policy,” will be added to…

(Rachel Garner/2016 Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Trump International Hotel, built in the old Pennsylvania Avenue Post Office in Washington, D.C. (W. Scott McGill/Shutterstock)

San Francisco’s pension fund enriches President Trump

Who knew the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System (SFERS) and 10 other…

Trump International Hotel, built in the old Pennsylvania Avenue Post Office in Washington, D.C. (W. Scott McGill/Shutterstock)
St. Luke’s is operated by California Pacific Medical Center. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Dumping mom and dad out of county

Out-of-county patient dumping of San Franciscans following hospitalization is certain to increase.…

St. Luke’s is operated by California Pacific Medical Center. (Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)
Over the past decade, San Francisco has spent $58.2 million settling a variety of “prohibited personnel practice” lawsuits. (Courtesy photo)

San Francisco slouches toward protecting whistleblowers

San Franciscans instinctively understand that city employees who whistle-blow about waste, fraud…

Over the past decade, San Francisco has spent $58.2 million settling a variety of “prohibited personnel practice” lawsuits. (Courtesy photo)
Pier 29 is the only place on the waterfront the voter-approved Waterfront Land Use Plan calls for as a recreation site for use by residents and families, and visitors and tourists. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

No ‘upscale’ wine bars on Pier 29

For decades, San Franciscans have vehemently opposed projects along the waterfront that…

Pier 29 is the only place on the waterfront the voter-approved Waterfront Land Use Plan calls for as a recreation site for use by residents and families, and visitors and tourists. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Only city employees and retirees can vote in the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System election. (Courtesy photo)

Pension election lies may cost taxpayers dearly

An election underway may cost city taxpayers — who aren’t eligible to…

Only city employees and retirees can vote in the San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System election. (Courtesy photo)
The creation of a Public Advocate and the accompanying positions in San Francisco would likely cost less than one one-hundredth or one percent of The City’s $9.6 billion budget. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Public Advocate benefits would outweigh cost

If it cost The City $4 million to save $170 million, San…

The creation of a Public Advocate and the accompanying positions in San Francisco would likely cost less than one one-hundredth or one percent of The City’s $9.6 billion budget. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

New commission might help SF housing crisis

A recent op-ed by Supervisor Mark Farrell in the San Francisco Examiner…

Department of Elections results show mayor without mandate

When the Department of Elections certified results of San Francisco’s municipal election…