Jane Kim

A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Progressive bloc leading on commuter shuttle, affordable housing debates

The political power of San Francisco’s newly formed progressive majority on the…

A woman sits on a Facebook commuter shuttle as protesters block buses at the corner of Valencia and 24th streets on Feb. 9. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stan Roth, Market Street food cart operator, joins Supervisors Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and John Avalos for a news conference at the foot of Market Street demanding that the Super Bowl Host Committee fully reimburse The City for costs and to address the impacts to street artists and small business owners. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supes to call for Super Bowl 50 cost reimbursement

Like any good athletic contest, the two opposing sides battle until the…

Stan Roth, Market Street food cart operator, joins Supervisors Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and John Avalos for a news conference at the foot of Market Street demanding that the Super Bowl Host Committee fully reimburse The City for costs and to address the impacts to street artists and small business owners. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
A project rendering of the Super Bowl City on Market Street. (Courtesy NFL Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Memo: Hosting Super Bowl 50 will cost SF $4 million

San Francisco will spend an estimated $3.5 to $4 million to cover…

A project rendering of the Super Bowl City on Market Street. (Courtesy NFL Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City Hall 2015: dominated by housing crisis, capped off by political change

San Francisco’s City Hall has said goodbye to another year of rising…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors seek to expand rent control, raise inclusionary housing requirements

San Francisco has far from solved its housing crisis, but two supervisors…

A safer choice for San Franciscans

Do we want an expensive and unnecessary new jail or the kind…

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor Kim calls for tax increases to hotels, luxury home sales

It’s no secret that San Francisco’s economy is flourishing. The median home…

Supervisor Jane Kim is exploring potential ballot measures in November or June to increase hotel taxes and real estate transfer taxes for properties over $5 million. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Taxpayers to foot bill for San Francisco’s Super Bowl 50 celebration

With less than two months before San Francisco’s nine­-day celebration leading up…

Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

Board of Supervisors, hospitals finalize agreement over transit fee

A deal reached with nonprofit hospitals to pay a transit fee was…

Supervisor Malia Cohen. Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

San Francisco’s new jail proposal gets boost with $80M state grant

San Francisco’s plan to build a new jail received a boost Thursday…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Supervisor Jane Kim declares her state Senate bid

Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Supervisor Jane Kim’s official statement about her…

Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)

Supervisor Jane Kim to take on Supervisor Scott Wiener in Senate bid

The state Senate race has turned into a contest as Supervisor Jane…

Supervisor Jane Kim, left, is expected to officially announce her bid Wednesday morning to challenge Supervisor Scott Wiener, right, for the 11th District seat representing San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. (Courtesy Photos)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto new tenants’ rights legislation

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee does not veto Eviction Protections 2.0 but leaves it unsigned

After days of speculation and a showdown between tenant advocates and small…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

City Hall showdown intensifies over possible veto of tenant protections

The deadline is fast approaching for Mayor Ed Lee to decide whether…

Tenant rights groups have reason to celebrate after Mayor Ed Lee did not veto  bill that protects against evictions. (Gabriele Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)

SF supes debate boosting tenants’ rights and discuss homeless strategies

The debate resumes today before a Board of Supervisors committee over whether…

The Board of Supervisors will also be discussing how to help people who are already homeless. (Mike Koozmin/2014 S.F. EXAMINER)
The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

SF OKs new in-law housing units in 2 districts

Thousands of new housing units are expected to come onto the real…

The Board of Supervisors approved legislation Tuesday that would allow the creation of new in-law units, also called accessory dwelling units, in buildings throughout District 8 and District 3.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Filling in the gaps: New proposals to address longstanding issues in The City’s housing market

San Francisco is moving closer to approving a proposal to squeeze new…

The Forge Land Company has a proposal to turn parking lots at 361 Turk St. (shown here) and 145 Leavenworth St. into 238 units of group housing at about 250 square feet per unit.  (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
This rendering shows the Mission Rock Square in the Giants' development proposal for a site just south of AT&T Park. (Courtesy Steelblue/Perkins + Will, San Francisco Giants)

Giants avoid competing ballot measures over development by boosting below-market-rate housing

After more than 20 hours of negotiations with city officials in the…

This rendering shows the Mission Rock Square in the Giants' development proposal for a site just south of AT&T Park. (Courtesy Steelblue/Perkins + Will, San Francisco Giants)
Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco member, Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer holds a sign at a press conference against Airbnb's unregulated rentals. Monday, June 8 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Effects of Airbnb disputed prior to Board of Supervisors regulation vote

San Francisco voters would support a ballot initiative calling for The City…

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco member, Sarah Sherburn-Zimmer holds a sign at a press conference against Airbnb's unregulated rentals. Monday, June 8 2015 at the Airbnb Headquarters, located at 888 Brannan St., San Francisco. Natasha Dangond/Special to the S.F. Examiner