John Avalos

Supervisor John Avalos speaks at a Board of Supervisors meeting in City Hall on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner).

Avalos finds $38M in budget to counter mayor’s hit to free CCSF

Mayor Ed Lee announced his rebalanced budget last week, but today Supervisor…

 

Supervisor John Avalos was a prominent supporter of a Nov. 8 measure that would have allowed 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote in municipal elections. The measure lost by a narrow margin. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF youth voting activists pledge to try again in 2020

After a narrow loss at the polls earlier this month, San Francisco…

 

San Francisco high school senior Joshua Cardenas wrote a resolution last year that encouraged the Board of Supervisors and mayor to lower

Outlook improving for SF’s youth voting measure

Support continues to grow for a November ballot measure that would lower…

 

One of three homicides this month in the Oceanview neighborhood happened Oct. 7 near Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)

Two dead in Oceanview murder-suicide

A 68-year-old Cleveland man was shot and killed Friday night in an…

One of three homicides this month in the Oceanview neighborhood happened Oct. 7 near Plymouth Avenue and Broad Street. (Jonah Owen Lamb/S.F. Examiner)
City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Voters may strip mayor of power to fill vacancies on Board of Supervisors

San Francisco voters could shake up city government this November by stripping…

City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2010 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Dirty politics at City Hall

We, as a city, benefit when our leaders are passionate, argumentative and…

San Francisco’s elected leaders at City Hall must stand up for their values in a responsible manner. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Mayor’s veto could improve housing

There’s a high-stakes chess game playing out in the state Capitol that…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Amid heated political sparring, San Francisco approves $9.6 billion budget

Despite heated exchanges with accusations of hypocrisy and extortion, the Board of…

Who will serve as the next president of the Board of Supervisors? (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor John Avalos is proposing to withhold money from the San Francisco Police Department's budget if the department does not submit quarterly reports on use-of-force and racial data. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supervisor wants to require SFPD to report reform progress

A proposal that would hold millions of dollars of funding for the…

Supervisor John Avalos is proposing to withhold money from the San Francisco Police Department's budget if the department does not submit quarterly reports on use-of-force and racial data. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Special Board of Supes meeting showcases political divide

There was perhaps no better image of City Hall’s political divide than…

San Francisco City Hall. (Mike Koozmin/2015 S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s sales tax proposal furthers debate over homelessness

A proposed sales tax increase slated for San Francisco’s November ballot has…

San Francisco Public Works crews clean up the homeless encampment under U.S. Highway 101 at Potrero and Cesar Chavez streets Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)

Proposed SF sales tax hike would reduce consumer spending by $154M, report finds

A proposed sales tax hike that could go before San Francisco voters…

A proposed sales tax, introduced by Mayor Ed Lee with the support of supervisors Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener, would reportedly generate more than $150 million per year.(Alan Diaz/AP file photo)
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political divisiveness results in special Board of Supervisors meeting Friday

Fractured politics at City Hall have prompted an unusual move by the…

City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)

Tempers flare over homeless tent encampment ballot measure

San Francisco suddenly finds itself sharply divided over whether to place on…

A tent is seen set up near Division and Brannan streets in San Francisco on June 24, 2016. (Jessica Christian/2016 S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Budget deal reached, but clouded by debate over homeless encampment measure

San Francisco legislators reached an agreement over The City's proposed budget Friday…

San Francisco City Hall. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Budget proposal holds SFPD funding hostage until reforms happen

Reform or don’t get paid. That’s the message Supervisor John Avalos is…

An officer stands outside the Bayview Police Station during a rally for Jessica Williams in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 2, 2016. (Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Amid a building boom, The City is proving there are enough residents who want to work as carpenters, electricians and other building tradespersons to more than exceed a local hiring mandate for public construction jobs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Local hiring law succeeding despite concerns over skilled-labor supply

Hiring in San Francisco is about more than tech jobs. Amid a…

Amid a building boom, The City is proving there are enough residents who want to work as carpenters, electricians and other building tradespersons to more than exceed a local hiring mandate for public construction jobs. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Public Advocate post among bevy of charter amendments introduced for November ballot

San Francisco is considering the creation of an elected public advocate position…

In this file photo, former Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, right, sits with supervisors Eric Mar, center, and David Campos while discussing plans at City Hall for San Francisco to have an elected public advocate. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Supervisors, sheriff reach agreement over sanctuary city law

After months of heated politics over immigration policies, San Francisco reached an…

A Sanctuary City supporter sits inside a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting at City Hall on Tuesday. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Finding the backbone to the solve the homeless crisis

Boris Johnson, the noted former mayor of London, once uttered these now…

Thomas Holland, 28, stands in front of his tent on Division Street in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2016. Holland was ordered to vacate the area as part of encampment sweeps in San Francisco in February and March. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)