Government & Politics

Wendy Paskin-Jordan.

Supervisors postpone reappointment of pension fund steward facing ethics complaints

San Francisco's former first lady and financial advisor Wendy Paskin-Jordan is battling…

Wendy Paskin-Jordan.
courtesy thelightrail.orgLED lights along Market Street are intended to make the downtown more of a destination rather than an area to pass through. The Board of Supervisors could approve the LightRail project today.

Light art to contribute to long-envisioned Market Street transformation

For years, San Francisco civic leaders have attempted to transform Market Street…

courtesy thelightrail.orgLED lights along Market Street are intended to make the downtown more of a destination rather than an area to pass through. The Board of Supervisors could approve the LightRail project today.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerSan Francisco Unified School District high school Black Student Unions held a Solidarity Rally at Mission High School regarding the killing of Michael Brown Jr. and other tragic attacks on African Americans by the police on Monday.

SF police spar with supervisor over resolution backing Ferguson protests

For more than two weeks, two of the Bay Area's largest cities…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerSan Francisco Unified School District high school Black Student Unions held a Solidarity Rally at Mission High School regarding the killing of Michael Brown Jr. and other tragic attacks on African Americans by the police on Monday.

Effort underway to overhaul supportive housing for homeless

A decade after San Francisco prioritized the creation of supportive housing to…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoIt could take up to 15 years to cut The City’s nearly 1

SF approves 50 percent reduction in tobacco-selling stores

Hundreds of businesses currently hold city permits to sell tobacco in San…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoIt could take up to 15 years to cut The City’s nearly 1
Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerA sign on David Chiu’s former supervisor office directs District 3 constituents to call 311 or visit the board clerk’s office.

District 3 has no representation on SF Board of Supervisors

When residents of San Francisco have concerns about litter, potholes, cleanliness or…

Mike Koozmin/the s.f. examinerA sign on David Chiu’s former supervisor office directs District 3 constituents to call 311 or visit the board clerk’s office.
Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoA proposal being discussed today by a Board of Supervisors committee would limit the number of permits to sell tobacco in each of the 11 supervisor districts to 45. Other restrictions

SF leaders to debate 50 percent reduction in tobacco-selling businesses

There are no limits on the number of businesses that can sell…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photoA proposal being discussed today by a Board of Supervisors committee would limit the number of permits to sell tobacco in each of the 11 supervisor districts to 45. Other restrictions
Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.

SF strengthens labor laws on predictive scheduling, equal pay

In a move aimed to strengthen workers' rights, San Francisco supervisors on…

Supervisor Eric Mar had collaborated with outgoing board President David Chiu on legislation approved Tuesday that requires predictive schedules for chain store retailers.
Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.

SF’s public-power program set for new customers

After the political uproar last year that followed the failed launch of…

Mike  koozmin/S.f. Examiner file photoLegislation introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener that was approved Tuesday seeks to boost clean-energy usage in San Francisco.
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor Katy Tang

Katy Tang brings vastly different perspective to Board of Supervisors presidency

San Francisco's interim leader of the Board of Supervisors is a dramatic…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoSupervisor Katy Tang
A Recology truck driver died in a collision Friday morning while delivering a trash compactor to San Francisco General Hospital. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photo) />Recology

Proposed $44M Recology contract would increase city departments’ trash pickup costs

The combined trash bill for city departments would increase by 11 percent…

A Recology truck driver died in a collision Friday morning while delivering a trash compactor to San Francisco General Hospital. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.f. Examiner file photo) />Recology
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDistrict 4 Supervisor Katy Tang was named the interim board president Tuesday in an 8-0 vote

Supervisor Katy Tang wins interim board president seat

Supervisor Katy Tang emerged as the Board of Supervisors' interim president Tuesday,…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerDistrict 4 Supervisor Katy Tang was named the interim board president Tuesday in an 8-0 vote
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERMayor Ed Lee greets his

Chihuahua takes over as SF mayor

A small female Chihuahua named Frida will be named "Mayor of San…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERMayor Ed Lee greets his
S.F. Examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors could vote Tuesday on whether to elect an interim president to replace David Chiu

Decisive day arrives for vote on SF Board of Supervisors interim president

The political intrigue surrounding the successor to David Chiu as interim president…

S.F. Examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors could vote Tuesday on whether to elect an interim president to replace David Chiu
Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday

Delaying SF Board of Supervisors president vote past next week unlikely

A vote on the interim Board of Supervisors president next week has…

Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday
Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday

Controversy swirls around board president vote

The timeline for when the Board of Supervisors should vote on who…

Protestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The s.f. ExaminerACLU attorney Chris Conley speaks at a City Hall news conference about new surveillance legislation proposed by Supervisor John Avalos.

Tech surveillance devices would require public oversight in SF under proposed legislation

The use of high-tech surveillance tools would need public approval to be…

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The s.f. ExaminerACLU attorney Chris Conley speaks at a City Hall news conference about new surveillance legislation proposed by Supervisor John Avalos.
Some political observers say Planning Commission chair Cindy Wu is being discussed as a potential appointee by Mayor Ed Lee to fill David Chiu's Board of Supervisors seat.

Chiu’s victory leaves several scenarios for board president, District 3 seats

The election of Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to the state…

Some political observers say Planning Commission chair Cindy Wu is being discussed as a potential appointee by Mayor Ed Lee to fill David Chiu's Board of Supervisors seat.
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Chiu

Chiu moves on to Assembly after Campos concedes

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu claimed the Assembly District 17 seat…

Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/The S.F. ExaminerDavid Chiu
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerKathleen McCowin

Construction at Beach Chalet fields irks anti-turf activists

Opponents of a plan to install artificial turf and new lighting at…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerKathleen McCowin