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Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF pushing changes to affordable housing requirements, short-term rental rules

Ushering in a new era of housing policy, San Francisco has proposed…

Supervisors David Campos, left, and Aaron Peskin announce new legislation that would further regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco during a news conference on Monday at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The headquarters for the SFPUC at 525 Golden Gate Ave. has not been living up to its sustainable expectations. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s $201.6M green tower falls short of some expectations

While initially touted by The City as the greenest office building in…

The headquarters for the SFPUC at 525 Golden Gate Ave. has not been living up to its sustainable expectations. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee, center, tours the site of The City’s second Navigation Center with Community Housing Partnership executive director Gail Gilman, left, and Strada Investment Group co-founder Michael Cohen at the Civic Center Hotel at Market and 12th streets on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Homeless call for moratorium on tent sweeps and better housing plan

Homeless residents and their supporters gathered in the Mission district on Thursday…

Mayor Ed Lee, center, tours the site of The City’s second Navigation Center with Community Housing Partnership executive director Gail Gilman, left, and Strada Investment Group co-founder Michael Cohen at the Civic Center Hotel at Market and 12th streets on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
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SF examines lowering voting age and other methods to boost turnout

The Board of Supervisors will hold its first ever joint meeting with…

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SF strives to eliminate hunger by 2020

San Francisco must spend more than $13 million in the next fiscal…

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San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee plans to eliminate tents as shelter option for homeless in SF

Mayor Ed Lee’s vow to rid San Francisco of tents used by…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor Avalos proposes rules for sweeps of homeless tents

Amid concerns over Mayor Ed Lee’s plan to rid San Francisco of…

Polar Bear, a 40-year-old homeless man, takes down his tent as he prepares for relocation to the Pier 80 shelter on Feb. 25, 2016. A new proposal from Supervisor John Avalos would ensure future sweeps of homeless encampments be done in a "humane way." (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)

Report: SF needs to adapt services for an aging homeless population

San Francisco’s existing system of care for homeless residents was never designed…

A city report says San Francisco's current system for caring for the homeless needs to adapt to the needs of older homeless people. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner)
Sheriff Vicki Hennessy  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s new sheriff at odds with supervisors over immigration policy

San Francisco’s newly elected Sheriff Vicki Hennessy doubled down Thursday on her…

Sheriff Vicki Hennessy  (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kim Turner and daughter Adelaide Turner Winn, 2, attend a news conference in support of paid parental leave rights at City Hall before the Board of Supervisors voted on Supervisor Wiener’s paid parental leave ordinance Tuesday April 5, 2016. The legislation will make San Francisco the first city in the country to require fully paid parental leave for employees. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF mandates up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave

San Francisco became the first city in the U.S. to allow new…

Kim Turner and daughter Adelaide Turner Winn, 2, attend a news conference in support of paid parental leave rights at City Hall before the Board of Supervisors voted on Supervisor Wiener’s paid parental leave ordinance Tuesday April 5, 2016. The legislation will make San Francisco the first city in the country to require fully paid parental leave for employees. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Decade of tracking homeless deaths in SF sheds light on imperfect system

Note to Readers: This story is part of a package investigating the…

A man sits on the sidewalk along Eddy Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, April 1, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a proposal to increase the amount of paid family leave for working parents in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Businesses denounce family leave plan

Just a week before San Francisco could become the first city in…

Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced a proposal to increase the amount of paid family leave for working parents in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Despite efforts by city officials to protect tenants from losing their homes, overall evictions continued to increase.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco evictions continue to rise each year since 2010

As real estate prices have soared amid San Francisco’s technology boom in…

Despite efforts by city officials to protect tenants from losing their homes, overall evictions continued to increase.  (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)

San Francisco businesses face paid parental leave mandate

San Francisco’s working parents could start bonding more with their new children…

Under new legislation proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener, businesses in San Francisco with 20 or more employees may be required to ensure full salaries for six weeks when workers leave to care for newborn or newly adopted children.  (Niklas Larsson/AP)
An employee operates the recycling separator at the U.S. Postal Service's recycling hub on Evans Street in San Francisco

US Post Offices in San Francisco improve dismal recycling rates

The U.S. Post Offices in San Francisco are stepping up efforts to…

An employee operates the recycling separator at the U.S. Postal Service's recycling hub on Evans Street in San Francisco
Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee faces criticism for opposing supervised injection facilities

From a needle exchange program to supporting the distribution of naloxone to…

Supporters of supervised injection facilities say that they are effective in reducing drug use, decreasing the risk of disease, preventing overdoses and keeping needles off the street.  (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Chai Cart on Market Street is one of several businesses that was hurt as a result of San Francisco hosting Super Bowl 50. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF could pay each vendor displaced by Super Bowl event up to $600

Street artists and vendors who were displaced by Super Bowl City are…

The Chai Cart on Market Street is one of several businesses that was hurt as a result of San Francisco hosting Super Bowl 50. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Proposal could create 33K new rent-controlled homes

San Francisco may allow property owners throughout The City to create accessory…

The Port of San Francisco has proposed investing $62.9 million for 28 projects along The City’s waterfront. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF Port plans unprecedented spending on waterfront improvements

The Port of San Francisco plans to significantly increase its spending on…

The Port of San Francisco has proposed investing $62.9 million for 28 projects along The City’s waterfront. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco District 9 candidates, from left to right, Melissa San Miguel, Hillary Ronen, Edwin Lindo, Josh Arce and Iswari España ask for endorsements at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center hosted by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Five vying to represent a Mission ‘in crisis’ on Board of Supervisors

The Mission district is widely considered ground zero for the forces of…

San Francisco District 9 candidates, from left to right, Melissa San Miguel, Hillary Ronen, Edwin Lindo, Josh Arce and Iswari España ask for endorsements at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center hosted by the Bernal Heights Democratic Club on Thursday. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)