Government & Politics

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail

Newcomer looks to unseat longtime SF BART board member

This year's BART board of directors election to represent District 8 in…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to The S.F. ExaminerA broken section of rail that led to major BART delays could be from a batch of bad rail
Mayor Ed Lee

Patterns seen in two cases of unlawful donations to SF mayor’s 2011 campaign

Two allegations of donors laundering campaign contributions that went to Mayor Ed…

Mayor Ed Lee
Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member

Supervisors approve Airbnb legislation in final vote after further debate

A proposal to legalize short-term home rentals in San Francisco was approved…

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

Ethics complaint filed against Supervisor David Chiu and Airbnb’s strategy firm

A group of San Francisco voters plans to file a complaint today…

Cindy Chew/ S.F. Examiner file photoThe City College of San Francisco board of trustees seat vacated by trustee Natalie Berg will be filled by an  appointee of Mayor Ed Lee.

Candidates seek seats on CCSF board despite trustees’ lack of power

November marks a first-of-its-kind election for City College of San Francisco's board…

Cindy Chew/ S.F. Examiner file photoThe City College of San Francisco board of trustees seat vacated by trustee Natalie Berg will be filled by an  appointee of Mayor Ed Lee.

Nine candidates compete for three seats on SFUSD Board of Education

November's election is an important one for the San Francisco Unified School…

Vincent Yu/2010 ap file photoFast-food workers and others who make minimum wage stand to make up to an extra $200 a week if Proposition J is passed by voters on Nov. 4.

Hiking minimum wage in voters’ hands with Prop. J

As debates continue around the nation over minimum-wage increases, San Francisco voters…

Vincent Yu/2010 ap file photoFast-food workers and others who make minimum wage stand to make up to an extra $200 a week if Proposition J is passed by voters on Nov. 4.
Mike Hendrickson/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProposition L calls for The City to eliminate parking meters on Sundays

Prop. A aims to help city with transit upgrades

One of three transportation measures on the November ballot, Proposition A would…

Mike Hendrickson/Special to The S.F. ExaminerProposition L calls for The City to eliminate parking meters on Sundays
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos has proposed legislation that would give city businesses of 30 or more years financial incentives and technological assistance to remain operating.

SF to explore registry program to assist longtime businesses with rising rents

In San Francisco, where evictions are up, rents have soared and longtime…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSupervisor David Campos has proposed legislation that would give city businesses of 30 or more years financial incentives and technological assistance to remain operating.
mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoConstruction of below-market-rate housing is the subject of Proposition K.

Prop. G would slow down quick property turnover

As rents and evictions have increased in San Francisco, housing has become…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoConstruction of below-market-rate housing is the subject of Proposition K.
Jessica Christian/s.f. examiner file photoSupporters of the sugary beverage tax rally outside City Hall in July. If passed by two-thirds of voters Nov. 4

Soda tax: SF seeks to prevail where others have failed

San Francisco would be the first major city in the nation to…

Jessica Christian/s.f. examiner file photoSupporters of the sugary beverage tax rally outside City Hall in July. If passed by two-thirds of voters Nov. 4
David Chiu

Assembly candidates try to push away from similar paths

The closest race in state Assembly District 17 in a dozen years…

David Chiu
Incumbent Supervisor Malia Cohen says “there has been a significant amount of progress” made in District 10 since she took her seat on the board.

District 10 supervisor candidates have different messages on southeastern area

District 10 is a stretch of The City's southeast land comprising the…

Incumbent Supervisor Malia Cohen says “there has been a significant amount of progress” made in District 10 since she took her seat on the board.
DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP FILE PHOTOA host of San Francisco issues and candidates will be on the ballot for voters to decide on in the general election Nov. 4.

SF Examiner endorsements for November election

Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 with a host of…

DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP FILE PHOTOA host of San Francisco issues and candidates will be on the ballot for voters to decide on in the general election Nov. 4.
Courtesy www.airbnb.comThe Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance legalizing short-term rentals like those offered through Airbnb

San Francisco legalizes short-term rentals amid housing squeeze

After months of debate and three public hearings lasting hours, San Francisco…

Courtesy www.airbnb.comThe Board of Supervisors has approved an ordinance legalizing short-term rentals like those offered through Airbnb
(Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco seeks to speed up fiber Internet expansion

Falling behind other cities in providing Internet service, San Francisco is taking…

(Mike Koozmin/2013 S.F. Examiner)
MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERHousing and tenant rights activists gather Friday on the steps of City Hall to voice their concerns about San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu's short-term rentals legislation.

Group demands changes to proposal to legalize Airbnb in SF

Days before the Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on legislation…

MIKE KOOZMIN/THE S.F. EXAMINERHousing and tenant rights activists gather Friday on the steps of City Hall to voice their concerns about San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu's short-term rentals legislation.
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors is considering a joint powers agreement with Richmond that would empower the cities to use eminent domain in an effort to reduce home mortgages.

SF considers plan to use eminent domain to lower mortgages

San Francisco may become the first city to partner with nearby Richmond…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoThe Board of Supervisors is considering a joint powers agreement with Richmond that would empower the cities to use eminent domain in an effort to reduce home mortgages.
mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMany people who rent out their homes through short-term rental services like Airbnb say the extra income allows them to remain living in San Francisco.

Cap on short-term stays debated as Airbnb legislation advances

After undergoing a handful of amendments, San Francisco's plan to regulate the…

mike koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoMany people who rent out their homes through short-term rental services like Airbnb say the extra income allows them to remain living in San Francisco.
Courtesy renderingThe Salesforce Tower will be the centerpiece of the Transbay Transit Center.

Developers mull lawsuit after SF supervisors deny tax break for Transbay Transit Center

The future of the Transbay Transit Center may have been made a…

Courtesy renderingThe Salesforce Tower will be the centerpiece of the Transbay Transit Center.