Jon Golinger

Jon Golinger's book is "Saving San Francisco's Heart." (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Learning the lessons of the June election

So many times during this spring’s election season I found myself at…

 

“Evicted” signs placed by protesters associated with San Francisco Tenants Union sit outside a home at 1937 Mason St. in North Beach that, demonstrators said, was illegally used as an Airbnb hotel. (Jessica Christian/2014 S.F. Examiner)

Vote to evict the lobbyists

Corporate lobbyists and big money dominate San Francisco politics today more than…

 

Supervisor David Campos, left, and Tom Ammiano, right, are supporters of Proposition H, which would create a public advocate role. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Voters will consider measure to create elected SF public advocate position

Got a problem at City Hall? Let the public advocate solve it.…

 

San Francisco resident Nicanora Contreras places a sticker on her shirt after casting her vote at City Hall during California’s primary election on June 7. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Stirring up San Francisco’s alphabet soup ballot

With an increasingly unpopular mayor, a divided Board of Supervisors and polls…

San Francisco resident Nicanora Contreras places a sticker on her shirt after casting her vote at City Hall during California’s primary election on June 7. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Democratic County Central Committee Chair Mary Jung, center, gathers with supporters on June 7 as they wait for votes to be counted for the primary election. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner

Mary Jung’s tenure as DCCC head nears end

Winter is coming for one San Francisco Democratic Party political player. Much…

Democratic County Central Committee Chair Mary Jung, center, gathers with supporters on June 7 as they wait for votes to be counted for the primary election. (Joel Angel Juárez/Special to S.F. Examiner
In 1933, the New Deal Public Works of Art Project commissioned 21 men and four women — including Edith Hamlin — to paint more than 3,500 square feet of mural on the interior walls of Coit Tower. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)

Hunting for Edith Hamlin

Coit Tower is a portal into the lives of so many colorful…

In 1933, the New Deal Public Works of Art Project commissioned 21 men and four women — including Edith Hamlin — to paint more than 3,500 square feet of mural on the interior walls of Coit Tower. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner)
Atlanta-based commercial real estate developer Jamestown is seeking to turn the historic Pier 29 bulkhead building into a mini-mall full of retail kiosks and an upscale wine bar and brewery. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)

No mall on the waterfront

It’s like deja vu all over again on San Francisco’s waterfront. A…

Atlanta-based commercial real estate developer Jamestown is seeking to turn the historic Pier 29 bulkhead building into a mini-mall full of retail kiosks and an upscale wine bar and brewery. (Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photo)

Reform Slate is what SF Democrats deserve

San Franciscans can take a major step toward preserving The City’s unique…

San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)

Not in our city

Human trafficking is an issue that continues to plague our city, region…

San Francisco efforts should be focused on expanding services for the victims of sex trafficking and addressing the desperate circumstances that lead many into sex work. (Courtesy photo)
San Francisco City Hall.

June election becoming ‘ground zero’ for battle over SF politics

San Francisco remains in a throes of a political slugfest over crucial…

San Francisco City Hall.
Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

‘The Realtors Association Can’

“The Realtors Association Can” (to the tune of “The Candy Man Can”)…

Greedy developers and venture capitalists like Ron Conway are often blamed for The City’s growing housing crisis, but the San Francisco Association of Realtors deserves to shoulder some of the responsibility. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
Eleni Kounalakis U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission pick sails through board committee

Mayor Ed Lee’s Port Commission appointment to fill the seat vacated by…

Eleni Kounalakis U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO
Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Lee to determine when Peskin can begin term

When Aaron Peskin will assume the Board of Supervisors seat he won…

Mayor Ed Lee has 10 days to sign off on election results before Aaron Peskin can begin his term as District 3 supervisor. (Mike Koozmin/2014S.F. Examiner)
Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA voter casts his ballot into an automated machine on election day at San Francisco Public Library’s Park branch polling place on Page Street Tuesday June

SF voters in all neighborhoods roundly supported Prop. B waterfront measure

All of San Francisco wanted a say on the waterfront. Rich and…

Jessica Christian/Special to the S.F. ExaminerA voter casts his ballot into an automated machine on election day at San Francisco Public Library’s Park branch polling place on Page Street Tuesday June

Allegations fly in waterfront height limit ballot measure fight

Supporters of a June ballot measure that could curb high-rise development along…

Wiener calls for review of waterfront ballot measure impacts

San Francisco’s waterfront politics heated up Tuesday with Supervisor Scott Wiener calling…

COURTESY PHOTOMark Farrell is the only member of the Board of Supervisors who currently holds a job outside of City Hall.

Ethics reform proponents push for November ballot measure

An ethics reform initiative aimed at preventing members of the Board of…

COURTESY PHOTOMark Farrell is the only member of the Board of Supervisors who currently holds a job outside of City Hall.
courtesy renderingDevelopment of the Warriors’ planned waterfront arena has been postponed.

Supporters seek signatures for ballot measure on waterfront development heights

Signature gathering will begin this weekend in the campaign for a ballot…

courtesy renderingDevelopment of the Warriors’ planned waterfront arena has been postponed.