Mayor Ed Lee

SF seeks to further incentivize developers to build below-market-rate homes

City officials plan to encourage private developers to build more below-market-rate units…

A proposal that was approved by the Board of Supervisors that grants tenants broad protections may be vetoed by Mayor Ed Lee. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Source: Mayor Lee considering veto of ‘Tenant Protections 2.0’

It’s no secret that San Francisco is a hard town for both…

A proposal that was approved by the Board of Supervisors that grants tenants broad protections may be vetoed by Mayor Ed Lee. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Renovated War Memorial Veterans Building reopens with dedication ceremony

San Francisco city officials and veterans gathered on Wednesday to celebrate and…

The Green Room, an affordable and elegant reception area in the War Memorial Veterans Building, has been lightened up and refreshed. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

City spends nearly $1.5 million defending police Chief Suhr in whistleblower case

San Francisco spent nearly $1.5 million defending police Chief Greg Suhr in…

Police Chief Greg Suhr. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. Examiner photo by Jen Siska.

Judge denies request to dismiss ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow case

A motion to dismiss racketeering charges against Chinatown gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy”…

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. Examiner photo by Jen Siska.
Julie Christensen conceded in her hard-fought race against Aaron Peskin on Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supervisor Christensen has yet to challenge Lee

If the sun shines in the morning, is it thanks to Supervisor…

Julie Christensen conceded in her hard-fought race against Aaron Peskin on Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reportedly took "substantial bribes in exchange for favors" in relation to campaign finances, according to new documents from an FBI probe of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin, 2011 S.F. Examiner)

Media must hold City Hall accountable

Last week, scandalous accusations rocked Mayor Ed Lee’s office, alleging he took…

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reportedly took "substantial bribes in exchange for favors" in relation to campaign finances, according to new documents from an FBI probe of Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin, 2011 S.F. Examiner)
Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Protective order to bury FBI findings on political corruption

Nearly all of the information collected by the FBI in the agency's…

Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Zula Jones, left, and Nazly Mohajer, right, were reportedly recorded saying questionable things. (Luke Thomas-Fog City Journal/Special to S.F. Examiner)

In Shrimp Boy drama, connection to earlier FBI probe of ‘pay to play’ in City Hall

A longtime city employee with ties to Mayor Ed Lee and a…

Zula Jones, left, and Nazly Mohajer, right, were reportedly recorded saying questionable things. (Luke Thomas-Fog City Journal/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Enjoy the candy

While we don’t yet know all the details about what a years-long…

Email obtained by Examiner shows contact between FBI agent and Ed Lee associate

At the center of Mayor Ed Lee’s illegal campaign contribution allegations, former…

Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Public officials named in new findings from FBI probe of ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow

Evidence from the prosecution of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow potentially implicates a…

Mayor Ed Lee and other public officials are named in details from an FBI probe into state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
UCSF on Monday announced its support for a proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay, contingent on the creation of a traffic management agreement. Courtesy rendering

UCSF courts traffic relief from Warriors around proposed arena

UC San Francisco will support a proposed Golden State Warriors basketball arena…

UCSF on Monday announced its support for a proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay, contingent on the creation of a traffic management agreement. Courtesy rendering
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Due Process for All Ordinance revisited in wake of Steinle homicide

After weeks of political mud slinging over who’s at fault for the…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff defends release of alleged Pier 14 shooter, blames feds for failing to deport

San Francisco’s embattled sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi, defended his department’s release of Juan…

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks at a press conference about the circumstances that led up to the April 15, 2015 release of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man in custody for the shooting death of a woman on San Francisco's pier 14 on July 1, 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
City Hall. (S.F. Examiner, 2012/Mike Koozmin)

Happy birthday to City Hall, helping the rich get richer since 1915

Mayor Ed Lee throws one hell of a good party. Last Friday,…

City Hall. (S.F. Examiner, 2012/Mike Koozmin)
SF Examiner 2014 File Photo/Mike Koozmin

$33M in needs: SF’s poorest come into focus during budget hearing

For three hours Friday, San Francisco’s neediest residents and those who work…

SF Examiner 2014 File Photo/Mike Koozmin
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Mayors conference shows Uber support, infuriating San Francisco taxi industry

This week nearly 300 mayors from across the country are joining San…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
LeRoy King, best known as a San Francisco labor and civil rights leader, died Friday at age 91. COURTESY FAMILY OF LEROY KING

SF mourns death of LeRoy King, longtime civil rights and labor leader

Flags at San Francisco City Hall will be flown at half-staff from…

LeRoy King, best known as a San Francisco labor and civil rights leader, died Friday at age 91. COURTESY FAMILY OF LEROY KING
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