Government & Politics

Mike Koozmin/2014 s.F. examiner file photoThe Tenderloin Pit-Stop program has aimed to reduce defecation in the neighborhood. The public toilets at three locations have seen an average of 167 uses per day.

Supervisors vote to extend Pit-Stop toilet program on Tenderloin streets

The streets of the Tenderloin are getting relief from human waste with…

Mike Koozmin/2014 s.F. examiner file photoThe Tenderloin Pit-Stop program has aimed to reduce defecation in the neighborhood. The public toilets at three locations have seen an average of 167 uses per day.
Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.

Ad campaign signals SF soda battle far from over

Less than three months after San Francisco voters rejected a tax on…

Courtesy Open TruthThe Open Truth campaign will have its ads attacking sugary beverages on Muni and billboards in The City.
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon

Thousands of SF felony cases under Prop. 47 reduction review

Thousands of felony cases are under review in San Francisco for possible…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerSF District Attorney George Gascon
Board of Supervisors President London Breed. (Gabrielle Lurie/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Breed announces new SF Board of Supervisors committees

A day after Mayor Ed Lee delivered his State of the City…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed. (Gabrielle Lurie/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerIn his State of the City address Thursday

SF mayor promises shared prosperity in upbeat city address

Vowing to share the prosperity of the flourishing technology industry that has…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerIn his State of the City address Thursday
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.

SF mayor’s State of the City to focus on new housing solutions

Heading into what may be an uncontested re-election year, Mayor Ed Lee…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee has proposed an additional $48.1 million investment into San Francisco's public transit system.
Frank Franklin/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to deny an appeal that will allow an electronic cigarette business on Ocean Avenue to move forward. Opponents argued that vaping is unsafe and wrongly influences children to use tobacco.

Supervisors reject appeal against e-cigarette business as part of packed agenda

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a renegotiated deal with the…

Frank Franklin/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 to deny an appeal that will allow an electronic cigarette business on Ocean Avenue to move forward. Opponents argued that vaping is unsafe and wrongly influences children to use tobacco.

SF supervisor proposes changes to the ballot measure process

Come November, San Francisco voters may have a chance to change certain…

Mike Koozmin/2014 S.f. Examiner FILE PHOTOBlake He

Ocean Avenue e-cigarette shop battle comes to a head

As electronic-cigarette shops look to expand their presence in San Francisco, a…

Mike Koozmin/2014 S.f. Examiner FILE PHOTOBlake He
SF Examiner file photoSupervisor Julie Christensen

Mayor appoints North Beach activist to District 3 seat in time for board president vote

The first full week of the new year has brought political power…

SF Examiner file photoSupervisor Julie Christensen
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerLondon Breed

Moderate, mayor-aligned Supervisor London Breed elected to board’s top post

London Breed landed the president’s seat on the Board of Supervisors at…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerLondon Breed
Paul Sakuma/AP PhotoSen. Barbara Boxer with Gavin Newsom

Politicos express surprise, support for Sen. Barbara Boxer

Politicians with ties to San Francisco expressed surprise at U.S. Sen. Barbara…

Paul Sakuma/AP PhotoSen. Barbara Boxer with Gavin Newsom
Wendy Paskin-Jordan.

Wendy Paskin-Jordan reappointment to SF Retirement Board upheld amid controversy

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved Mayor Ed Lee's reappointment of…

Wendy Paskin-Jordan.
Evan Ducharme/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoIncluded in Twitter’s community benefits agreement is a neighborhood learning center for use by nonprofits

Mid-Market tech companies reach new tax-break agreements

Six technology companies taking the mid-Market Street tax break have received approval…

Evan Ducharme/2013 S.f. Examiner file photoIncluded in Twitter’s community benefits agreement is a neighborhood learning center for use by nonprofits
Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoMichael Picker has been reappointed to the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown. If confirmed by the state Senate he will take over effective Jan. 1.

Gov. Brown appoints new president of CPUC

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a new president of the California Public…

Jeff Chiu/AP PhotoMichael Picker has been reappointed to the CPUC by Gov. Jerry Brown. If confirmed by the state Senate he will take over effective Jan. 1.
A campaign consultant for Supervisor Mark Farrell has been ordered to pay a $14

Fallout of Farrell campaign violation remains unclear

The ramifications of a state fine for illegal campaigning related to Supervisor…

A campaign consultant for Supervisor Mark Farrell has been ordered to pay a $14
AP Photo/Jeff ChiuCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey

Peevey defends record in final meeting

California's chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his…

AP Photo/Jeff ChiuCalifornia Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey
AP Photo/Ben MargotProtestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday.

Read final version of failed SF resolution supporting police protests

Language in a San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolution supporting protests in…

AP Photo/Ben MargotProtestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted not to take an official stand in support of nationwide protests

Amid police criticism, supervisors back off resolution supporting protests

Protests have erupted around the nation in reaction to the killings of…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted not to take an official stand in support of nationwide protests

Breed proposes legislation to protect nightclubs from noise complaints

Supervisor London Breed introduced an ordinance at the Board of Supervisors meeting…