Government & Politics

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SF Democratic Party says no to Mission moratorium in close vote

In a narrow vote of 13-10 Wednesday, the local arm of the…

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Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerCoalition members called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference Nov. 24 at the global headquarters of Airbnb in San Francisco.

Second effort to regulate Airbnb in SF advances for a June 9 showdown

San Francisco’s second attempt to regulate short-term rentals is once again igniting…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerCoalition members called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference Nov. 24 at the global headquarters of Airbnb in San Francisco.
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SF supes to vote June 2 on Mission market-rate housing moratorium; ballot measure also submitted

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to vote June 2 on…

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Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtestors called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference on Monday

Planning commissioner changed controversial Airbnb vote after text message from Mayor’s Office

The Office of Mayor Ed Lee silently intervened in a controversial Planning…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProtestors called for city officials to immediately begin efforts to collect more than $25 million in past due taxes owed by Airbnb at a press conference on Monday
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

SF housing crisis takes on larger role in Airbnb debate

San Francisco’s debate over short-term rental regulations is heating up after a…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSusan Whetzel was evicted from her 18th Street apartment in the Mission last year after more than 10 years paying $1

Airbnb rentals cut deep into SF housing stock, report says

San Francisco is once again debating how best to regulate short-term rental…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerSusan Whetzel was evicted from her 18th Street apartment in the Mission last year after more than 10 years paying $1
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Supervisor Jane Kim takes aim at ‘frivolous’ evictions

In the latest effort to combat evictions in San Francisco, Supervisor Jane…

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Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany community leaders have expressed concern about the number of Latinos who are leaving the Mission district.

Prominent SF black leader supports Mission housing moratorium

One prominent black leader in San Francisco expressed support Monday for the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerMany community leaders have expressed concern about the number of Latinos who are leaving the Mission district.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

SF mayor to propose $250 million housing bond for November ballot

Mayor Ed Lee today is set to introduce a $250 million housing…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
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Two supes call for economic report on Mission housing moratorium

Two San Francisco supervisors opposing the proposed Mission moratorium on market-rate housing…

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Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerFounders of a co-working space on Grant Avenue in Chinatown

Chinatown co-working space could be legal, despite development group's claims

The new co-working space 1920C on Grant Avenue may be able to…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerFounders of a co-working space on Grant Avenue in Chinatown
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is proposing a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission.

SF supervisors' views mixed on Mission housing moratorium

A debate over how best to address the housing crisis in the…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerSupervisor David Campos is proposing a moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission.
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year

Taxi drivers catch a break from SFMTA

Fearing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft, The City just cut taxi…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos sits in Taqueria La Cumbre in the Mission.

Campos to propose moratorium on market-rate housing in the Mission

San Francisco would temporarily halt development of market-rate housing in the Mission…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos sits in Taqueria La Cumbre in the Mission.
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.

SF mayor proposes $48.1 million boost for public transit

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday announced a proposed additional $48.1…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.
SF Examiner file photoSupervisor Julie Christensen

SF supervisor in district of proposed Target store took campaign donation from Target lobbyists

A San Francisco supervisor whose district is mulling a new TargetExpress store…

SF Examiner file photoSupervisor Julie Christensen
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium

Sunset abstaining from pot clubs

The cannabis industry is booming in California and nationwide, but it appears…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA planned second location in the Sunset for Apothecarium
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerJ.R.

Citations for sleeping, camping in SF parks balloon

In the past four-plus years, the number of citations issued by the…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerJ.R.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAlexandra Elvir

SF mayor’s vow to ‘quickly’ repair tower elevators remains unfulfilled

By now, Kevin Lee can guess when the elevators at Clementina Towers…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerAlexandra Elvir

Lobbyists, tech leaders pour $25K into SF supervisor’s campaign

Less than three months after Mayor Ed Lee appointed Julie Christensen to…