Government & Politics

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoWhile a civil grand jury report suggests that Mayor Ed Lee's plan to create 30

San Francisco housing ‘crisis’ plan draws increased attention

San Francisco's soaring rents and increased evictions have reached nearly every corner…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoWhile a civil grand jury report suggests that Mayor Ed Lee's plan to create 30
Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.

SF to consider funding to improve access to HIV drug

San Francisco is poised to strengthen its efforts to eliminate new HIV…

Supervisor Scott Wiener co-sponsored today's hearing about opening the Peninsula Watershed for recreation.
Supervisor David Campos

Supervisors OK $2.1 million in legal services funding for immigrant youths facing deportation

San Francisco approved $2.1 million in spending Tuesday on legal services for…

Supervisor David Campos
mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeter Kwan

Effort to legalize Airbnb stalls at Board of Supervisors committee

A proposal to legalize and regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco stalled…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerPeter Kwan

SF supervisor to call for free HIV prevention medication

A San Francisco supervisor is expected to call today for The City…

Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerA recent report said it will take 600 years to move The City’s wiring underground.

SF to study how to speed up underground utility installations

Tired of seeing utility poles and electrical wiring besmirching San Francisco's beauty?…

Erica Marquez/special to the s.f. examinerA recent report said it will take 600 years to move The City’s wiring underground.
LM Otero/ap file photoWhile 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence

SF supervisors take stand on 49ers’ handling of McDonald domestic violence allegations

San Francisco supervisors have denounced the football team that bears The City's…

LM Otero/ap file photoWhile 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested for domestic violence
Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoPrivate schools including St. Finn Barr Catholic School will have three years to come into compliance with seismic evaluation requirements under a law awaiting Mayor Ed Lee's signature.

SF set to require private schools to conduct seismic evaluations

Twenty-five years ago, a damaged San Francisco -- shaken by the Loma…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoPrivate schools including St. Finn Barr Catholic School will have three years to come into compliance with seismic evaluation requirements under a law awaiting Mayor Ed Lee's signature.
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce a resolution today states that sex-selective abortion bans can lead to women being denied services.

Supervisors to consider resolution opposing sex-selective abortion bans

San Francisco would become the first jurisdiction in the country to go…

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce a resolution today states that sex-selective abortion bans can lead to women being denied services.
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA 15-year

Supervisors committee approves $1.2B contract for new Muni light-rail vehicles

San Francisco's political leaders have bitterly fought recently over transit-related issues from…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA 15-year
Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith The City’s towing contract expiring next summer

SF to study impacts of removing fees for retrieving towed stolen cars

The joy of hearing one's stolen car has been recovered in San…

Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoWith The City’s towing contract expiring next summer

UC Berkeley study highlights benefits of proposed San Francisco minimum wage increase

Although The City is in the midst of an economic boom, income…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoResearchers are concerned that California's new kill switch bill may enable rogue cellphone shutdowns. BART fanned controversy in 2011 when it shut down mobile service in its San Francisco stations in hopes of preventing a protest.

New CA kill switch law stirs free speech debate

State Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, Monday celebrated the potential for wide-reaching…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoResearchers are concerned that California's new kill switch bill may enable rogue cellphone shutdowns. BART fanned controversy in 2011 when it shut down mobile service in its San Francisco stations in hopes of preventing a protest.

Mandatory cellphone kill switches become law in California

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed legislation that requires all smartphones sold in…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

SF tenants rally for support of Proposition G

Nearly a year after a series of protests outside a Polk Gulch…

Mike Koozmin/The S.f. ExaminerGum Gee Lee

Bid to regulate medical marijuana in California fizzles

Marijuana legalization may be considered by some as a foregone conclusion. But…

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

Advisory committee cites safety concerns with proposed Airbnb legislation

As city leaders are poised to consider an ordinance to legalize and…

Photo by Natasha Dangond/Special to the SF ExaminerHousing Rights Committee of San Francisco member
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.f. ExaminerHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi, Lee tout Central Subway as model economic development project

The yearslong creation of the Central Subway is a prime example of…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.f. ExaminerHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoThe Small Sites Acquisition program will provide $3 million in loans to “help stabilize what’s happening in our neighborhoods

Mayor Ed Lee announces city loan program to combat evictions

To address one of the most pressing issues facing San Francisco, Mayor…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photoThe Small Sites Acquisition program will provide $3 million in loans to “help stabilize what’s happening in our neighborhoods

SF Public Defender's Office hires immigration attorney

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office has hired a full-time immigration attorney…