John Avalos

The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Developers spared from having to pay larger transit fees

San Francisco slightly increased the proposed transit impact free on development Monday…

The Transportation Sustainability Fee, as currently proposed, would generate an extra $14 million annually for Muni by imposing a fee on residential devlopment. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Supervisor Mark Farrell states his position at City Hall on October 1, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Immigration policy debate heats up at Board of Supervisors

San Francisco’s debate over immigration policies arrived at the Board of Supervisors…

Supervisor Mark Farrell states his position at City Hall on October 1, 2015. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A vote rejecting an environmental review of a landfill contract was a win for Recology. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Recology scores a victory in landfill agreement dispute

San Francisco’s garbage is destined for a new home, following a Board…

A vote rejecting an environmental review of a landfill contract was a win for Recology. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
A proposal to charge developers an impact fee to boost Muni and other transit needs is under discussion at the Board of Supervisors. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Debate rolls on over development impact fee ‘sweet spot’ for Muni

San Francisco’s debate over a proposed fee on development to generate millions…

A proposal to charge developers an impact fee to boost Muni and other transit needs is under discussion at the Board of Supervisors. (Gabrielle Lurie/Special to S.F. Examiner)
(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Light displays could transform City Hall into billboard

San Francisco has illuminated City Hall in orange to celebrate a Giants…

(Michael Ares/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner

Last minute deal struck over CleanPowerSF to avoid ballot measure duel

A last-minute deal struck Monday over CleanPowerSF will avoid a heated contest…

The IBEW measure would have prohibited The City from calling energy “green” or “clean” that wasn’t in only one of three energy categories which qualify as renewable energy under state law. Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner
Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Supes try to ‘protect’ SF’s renewable energy program

San Francisco is on target to launch a renewable energy program early…

Board of Supervisors President London Breed plans to place a measure on the November ballot Tuesday that reaffirms the state’s definition of renewable energy.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)

SF proposal to collect law enforcement data on detentions, traffic stops moves forward

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on…

San Francisco is expected to start tracking and reporting demographic data on law enforcement detentions and traffic stops. (Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner)
John Avalos

SF supervisor’s proposal on surveillance targets police body cameras

Under a proposed ordinance, all San Francisco city departments that use or…

John Avalos
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee

$300M bond proposal keeps housing crisis center stage

More than two-thirds of San Francisco residents wouldn’t be able to afford…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerMayor Ed Lee
Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Youth voting effort in SF postponed for at least another year

San Francisco could become the first major city to bestow upon its…

Supervisor John Avalos. Eric Lawson/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Construction boom prompts SF to freeze mandate after four years of improvement

San Francisco has frozen a local-hiring mandate at 30 percent for public…

Avalos proposes housing bond boost

Calling for bolder investment in below-market-rate housing production, Supervisor John Avalos announced…

Avalos to examine impact of driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines

San Francisco is exploring ways to prevent the criminal justice system from…

Supervisors back off prior pledge to boost funding for nonprofits

San Francisco nonprofits that are dedicated to efforts such as providing health…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters

CleanPowerSF back on track with anticipated job creation, mayor support

The future of San Francisco's renewable-energy program, CleanPowerSF, suddenly appears bright, as…

mike koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoThe San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's call for a new timeline for the CleanPowerSF program has received backing from supporters
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerIn his State of the City address Thursday

SF mayor promises shared prosperity in upbeat city address

Vowing to share the prosperity of the flourishing technology industry that has…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerIn his State of the City address Thursday
AP Photo/Ben MargotProtestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday.

Read final version of failed SF resolution supporting police protests

Language in a San Francisco Board of Supervisors resolution supporting protests in…

AP Photo/Ben MargotProtestors chained together block the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street in front of the Oakland Police department Monday.
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted not to take an official stand in support of nationwide protests

Amid police criticism, supervisors back off resolution supporting protests

Protests have erupted around the nation in reaction to the killings of…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted not to take an official stand in support of nationwide protests
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.