Government & Politics

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed is applauded before being voted in for a second term as president at City Hall Monday, January 9, 2017. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Breed re-elected as SF’s Board of Supervisors president

London Breed became president of the Board of Supervisors on Monday for…

 

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured at Mission High School in October 2014,  released a statement Monday regarding Trump's latest appointment to his cabinet. (Erica Marquez/2014 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pelosi calls Bannon’s appointment an ‘alarming signal’ of Trump presidency

Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, released a…

 

Protesters march down Market Street from Twitter headquarters to the offices of Uber during a rally against tax cuts for tech companies in San Francisco on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s tech tax fails to make November ballot

San Francisco’s short-lived tech tax proposal for the November ballot was officially…

 

The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measure to create an elected public advocate heading to November ballot

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to create an elected…

The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
NATASHA DANGOND/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERL'amour Spa

New restrictions target illicit SF massage parlors

Sex is readily available in exchange for cash in San Francisco –…

NATASHA DANGOND/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERL'amour Spa
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

San Francisco prepares for marijuana legalization

If California legalizes marijuana next year, it remains to be seen whether…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

$300M bond proposal keeps housing crisis center stage

More than two-thirds of San Francisco residents wouldn’t be able to afford…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is shown during a Monday rally for short-term rental reform.

SF supes postpone controversial vote on changing Airbnb law

San Francisco’s Airbnb debate continues to rage on after the Board of…

Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is shown during a Monday rally for short-term rental reform.
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThis Wednesday

UPDATE: San Francisco becomes first city to require health warnings on soda ads

San Francisco became the first city Tuesday to require a health warning…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuThis Wednesday
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Effects of Airbnb disputed prior to Board of Supervisors regulation vote

San Francisco voters would support a ballot initiative calling for The City…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year

San Francisco could become the first major city to bestow upon its…

Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos
File photoMark Farrell

SF Ethics Commission united behind fining SF supervisor $191K

If Supervisor Mark Farrell doesn’t want to pay a $191,000 fine for…

File photoMark Farrell
File photoMark Farrell

SF supervisor on hook for $191K penalty after Ethics Commission reverses decision

After a two-hour hearing Friday, the Ethics Commission voted unanimously to reject…

File photoMark Farrell
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerThe seafoam green two unit building at 2447 Franklin Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood is just one example of landlords buying out tenants to leave their units.

Numbers reveal SF tenant buyouts picture

When San Francisco’s economy booms, evictions rise. While there is much talk…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerThe seafoam green two unit building at 2447 Franklin Street in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood is just one example of landlords buying out tenants to leave their units.

SF public health department sees record $2 billion budget

Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed $8.9 billion city budget announced Monday set aside…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerThe Board of Supervisors voted 7 to 4 to adopt the moratorium

Mission market-rate housing moratorium fails

Fearing displacement and the loss of the historic working-class Latino culture, hundreds…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The ExaminerThe Board of Supervisors voted 7 to 4 to adopt the moratorium
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee is shown laying out his $8.9 billion budget proposal at City Hall on Monday

SF mayor highlights ‘historic investments’ in $8.9 billion budget proposal

Clocking in at just under 20 minutes, Mayor Ed Lee struck an…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee is shown laying out his $8.9 billion budget proposal at City Hall on Monday
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee

SF mayor to unveil $8.9 billion budget proposal

Mayor Ed Lee’s expected to unveil an $8.9 billion city budget today…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF Mayor Ed Lee
Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.

SF soda warning label proposal advances

Soda advertisements in San Francisco may soon come with warning labels about…

Cindy ChewMarvin Orellana buys a soda from Gateway Newstand.
Mike KoozminThe City's Compliance Education Program for restaurants guides businesses through compliance rather than flagging problems and just expecting them to be fixed.

SF health department program helps bring restaurants up to code

When James Sheh bought 848 Washington St. from the owner of the…

Mike KoozminThe City's Compliance Education Program for restaurants guides businesses through compliance rather than flagging problems and just expecting them to be fixed.