editorials

San Francisco leases need full disclosure of costs

Last year, San Francisco officials decided to make city buildings more environmentally…

Muni cash influx should go toward free youth plan

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees Muni, will be receiving…

PG&E hearings can’t be hidden behind mediation

Regulatory agencies established to watch over public utilities often become too close…

The real parks problem is shrinking funding for department

Noisy critics of The City’s Recreation and Park Department are forever complaining…

Planning Commission should approve Transit Tower

A large decision today could potentially set in motion construction in San…

Too many doubts have been raised for Julian Davis

Following the reinstatement of Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the race for the District…

San Francisco must prove dedication to bike initiative

Three short blocks are about to show whether city officials are truly…

Central Subway will move San Francisco in right direction

San Francisco needs the Central Subway. The project, which just landed a…

Recall election remains option for San Franciscans unhappy with Mirkarimi's reinstatement

It was understandably troubling for San Franciscans to discover in January that…

BART officials have earned re-election

BART is one of the only transit agencies anywhere across the nation…

Caretaker Supervisor Olague’s time is over

The District 5 seat on the Board of Supervisors represents some of…

City College needs bond to progress

City College of San Francisco is on the brink of disaster, and…

Consolidating elections makes good fiscal sense

San Francisco has too many elections, and having officials run in low-turnout…

Corporate personhood doesn’t belong on ballot

Money in politics is a large issue, and the rise of so-called…

Housing fund a good start for city

Providing affordable housing in San Francisco for low- and middle-income people and…

Prop. E will boost our business climate

The City’s payroll tax unfairly penalizes businesses that employ large numbers of…

Prop. F, Hetch Hetchy restoration a costly dream

San Francisco does not currently do enough to recycle water. Nor does…

Wilting park sites in dire need of funding, vote yes on Prop. B

In this compact and dense city, parks and open spaces are the…

Chiu takes stands without taking sides

As president of the Board of Supervisors for the past four years,…

Garcia will keep eye on spending

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, who represents District 7, has been a stalwart fiscal…