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A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)

Proposed SF sales tax hike would reduce consumer spending by $154M, report finds

A proposed sales tax hike that could go before San Francisco voters…

A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)
A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0

SF grants density bonuses to affordable housing developments

After weeks of political wrangling, San Francisco on Tuesday granted a 30-foot…

A high rise apartment building is seen under construction among many other tall skyscrapers in downtown San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner0
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the…

City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Tempers flare over homeless tent encampment ballot measure

San Francisco suddenly finds itself sharply divided over whether to place on…

A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
SFPD Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who will be speaking at the symposium. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF feels impact of Dallas police deaths

Interim Chief Toney Chaplin stood at podium inside the Scottish Rite Masonic…

SFPD Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin, who will be speaking at the symposium. (Photo by Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Construction continues on the future Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco on April 27, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Don’t pull brake cord on downtown Caltrain service

It’s taken a long time to get this far — 40 years…

Construction continues on the future Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco on April 27, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)

UPDATE: Former Supervisor Christensen secures ethics waiver for new job

Seven months after Julie Christensen lost her political post in November, the…

Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)
After months of turmoil and public outrage, Police Chief Greg Suhr tendered his resignation on May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The end of Chief Suhr

After a Bayview Station sergeant shot and killed an unarmed 27-year-old woman…

After months of turmoil and public outrage, Police Chief Greg Suhr tendered his resignation on May 19, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s first head of new homeless department dives into tense political climate

Weeks before his first day on the job, San Francisco’s first director…

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday delayed its vote on legislation that would require San Francisco to create six new Navigation Centers in the next two years after new homeless director Jeff Kositsky was granted an extension to June 14 to get up to speed. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City departments exceed overtime budgets

San Francisco has incurred nearly $25 million more in overtime costs than…

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Pressure mounts against Chief Suhr

The pressure against San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is ratcheting up,…

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Lower voting age heads to November ballot; junk food banned from city vending machines

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to lower the local…

Mayor Ed Lee selects director for new department on homelessness

Mayor Ed Lee has selected Jeff Kositsky, executive director of the nonprofit…

Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions from the Board of Supervisors about police reform during a Tuesday meeting at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee put on public display over SF police reforms

With beefed up security at City Hall and a room full of…

Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions from the Board of Supervisors about police reform during a Tuesday meeting at City Hall. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: ‘Frisco Five’ spotlight Mayor Lee’s deficiencies

The hunger strike of the “Frisco Five,” who have been camped out…

Ilyich Sato, left, sits near the curb with supporters on April 25 during Day 5 of a hunger strike protesting police violence outside the Mission Police Station in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mark Farrell in the hot seat for campaign contribution loophole

On Guard has hit the nail on the Democratic Party head a…

Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

SF hunger strikers outside police station threatened with arrest

Hunger strikers calling for Police Chief Greg Suhr’s job were threatened with…

Edwin Lindo, center, argues with officers about reopening public bathrooms inside the station after police closed them to the hunger strikers outside on Monday night. (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)
Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
Asisi Lazzaarius, (left) and Alphonso Gasdebum sit in the Powell BART station on Thursday, April 14. BART is planning to  partner with homeless outreach organizations in The City to provide resources to those who sleep in the underground BART and Muni stations. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

EDITORIAL: War on homeless hurts trust in San Francisco

The homeless have long been a part of San Francisco BART stations.…

Asisi Lazzaarius, (left) and Alphonso Gasdebum sit in the Powell BART station on Thursday, April 14. BART is planning to  partner with homeless outreach organizations in The City to provide resources to those who sleep in the underground BART and Muni stations. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)