Opinion

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
(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…

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…

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)
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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…

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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)
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

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

Prop. D will increase accountability for law enforcement

By Chesa Boudin and Mano Raju As voices ring out across our…

UCSF should save this California monument to Black history

By Kevin Waite The long, hot summer of protest is drawing to…

Midtown residents deserve rent control

The Midtown Park Apartments, on the corner of Geary and Divisadero, were…

Proposition H will hurt businesses and residents

By Jonathan Axelrad Proposition H is a shocking attack on the planning…

Twin Peaks gas station is a test of our ability to make real decisions for climate change

By Phillip Kobernick and Erik Shilts The Board of Supervisors should reject…

Why are the great opera companies silent?

By Patti Niemi Leading a major opera company like the Metropolitan Opera,…

California can do better on climate

By Scott Wiener The night of August 29, 2018 capped off a…

YIMBY organizing wins in the Haight-Ashbury

By Corey Smith The recent declaration by Supervisor Preston supporting the maximum…

Investors like Trump should pay more for COVID relief, affordable housing

By Dean Preston The lack of affordable housing in San Francisco has…

Undocumented residents support our communities, we should support them

By Edgar Castellano I know firsthand the health disparities faced by members…

City Hall shouldn’t kick people when they’re down

Growing up in the Richmond District, I remember buying toys at King…

To save San Francisco small businesses, we need immediate action from Governor Newsom

By Dean Preston and Aaron Peskin It can be hard to pinpoint…