Opinion

Without a database tracking rental housing, San Francisco will continue to be plagued by displacement and speculation that keep residents at risk. (Black Press file photo)

San Francisco needs a rental housing inventory

By Molly Goldberg, Kung Feng and Fernando Martí The housing affordability crisis…

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Letter: Setting the record straight on the renegotiated police union contract

This letter was initially sent to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday…

Long lines have developed at food banks during the pandemic and subsequent financial crisis, as seen here at the Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center in May of this year. (Shutterstock)

Pandemic response shows hunger is a problem that can be solved

Policymakers must commit to giving all Californians access to food regardless of race or origins

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)

With the Biden-Harris administration on the horizon, there’s reason for hope this Veterans Day

In the years since I started representing veterans and working on veterans…

The Nov. 11, 2018 Veterans Day Parade in downtown San Francisco marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. (Shutterstock)
Negative effects would result if shelter-in-place hotels housing homeless people are closed in December. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Community groups urge SF not to shut down shelter-in-place hotels

Closures would likely prompt a spike in street-based homelessness

Negative effects would result if shelter-in-place hotels housing homeless people are closed in December. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Proposed changes to the police union contract would add insult to injury for community members

San Francisco is failing to heed calls for defunding and divestment from police

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph

Prop. 22 would help undo decades worth of worker protections

By Susan Vaughan and Evelyn Engel Through Proposition 22, a few vast…

It’s wrong to think that Uber and Lyft, which are behind Proposition 22, value public interest over shareholders’ profits. (Shutterstock ph
Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)

Vote “Yes” on Prop. 17 and restore voting rights to 50,000 California citizens

By Betty McKay I remember vividly what election season looked and felt…

Prop. 17 would give the formerly incarcerated the right to vote. (Shutterstock)
Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)

A yes on Prop. 16 is a yes for equity in education in California

By Jamal Mazyck In 1996, California voters enacted Proposition 209, which effectively…

Universities have struggled to maintain racial and ethnic diversity since the passage of Prop. 209 in 1996, which banned statewide affirmative action programs in education, contracting and public employment. (David Litman/Shutterstock)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Prop. D will provide true accountability and oversight for law enforcement

We are veteran civilian oversight investigators with a combined 109 years of…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Young people deserve a say in our future

By Jacqueline Ornelas As we face a pandemic, the legacy of structural…

Many young people ages 16 and 17 are ready and eager to vote. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Vote yes on Prop. F to sustain the heart and strength of our community

By Sherilyn Adams, Brett Andrews and Steve Fields The need for community…

Food banks and other community nonprofits have seen long lines and high demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Here, volunteers are giving out food boxes and other items to those in need at the Mission Food Hub. (Shandana Qazi/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Schools and teachers need support — now more than ever

By Susan Solomon We’re all well aware by now how the COVID-19…

(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A recovery plan requires funding: Prop I does it!

By Fernando Martí and Peter Cohen Proposition I on the November 3rd…

The San Francisco skyline as seen from the Sixth Street offramp from Interstate 280 on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)

If city leaders want kids back in class, they need to work with the district instead of attacking it

A Letter from SFUSD Educators to Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary…

(Courtesy Brooke Anderson/@movementphotographer)
Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Vote Yes on Props K and I

It’s time for social housing in San Francisco

Twin Peaks Auto Care at Portola Drive and Woodside Avenue sits on a plot of city-owned land that many residents would like to see used for another purpose like housing. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)

Our leaders must address sexual violence as an urgent policy concern

By Bianca Rosen Sexual violence is a public health crisis. Every 73…

Policymakers are not taking action in assisting survivors of sexual violence in The City and country. (Shutterstock photo)
San Francisco voters have a multitude of issues to consider on the November 2020 ballot. (Shutterstock photo)

Examiner endorsements for November ballot measures

Here are our recommendations on issues from taxes to policing to sanitation

  • Oct 14, 2020
San Francisco voters have a multitude of issues to consider on the November 2020 ballot. (Shutterstock photo)
Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)

Disenfranchised voters need to be centered before it’s too late

By Knychelle Passmore A week ago, the country celebrated National Voter Registration…

Millions of Americans who are disenfranchised due to having a criminal record need assistance with registering to vote. (Shutterstock photo)
School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city

By Matt Alexander During the last week of September, students in grades…

School reopening should prioritize those who need it most—not just the wealthiest kids in the city