November election

With four-housing related measures on the November ballot, San Francisco voters hold the future of The City's development in their hands. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measures on November ballot seek solutions to SF’s housing crisis

San Francisco voters will again see a strong presence of housing-related measures…

 

The main entrance of City Hall  is seen in San Francisco, Calif. Tuesday, May 31, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Measure to create an elected public advocate heading to November ballot

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to create an elected…

 

The number of homeless encampments cropping up across The City has spurred a ballot measure enabling police to remove them. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco voters may ban homeless encampments

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to ban homeless encampments…

 

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kim trailing Wiener by fewer than 300 votes in heated Senate race

With thousands more ballots still left to count, Supervisor Jane Kim has…

Supervisors Scott Wiener and Jane Kim are both vying for the District 11 state Senate seat. (Yesica Prado/Special to S.F. Examiner)
S.F. Examiner file photo

BART asks voters to approve $3.5B bond for system overhaul

After years of focusing on system expansion, the BART Board of Directors…

S.F. Examiner file photo
San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Housing crisis continues to grip SF teachers, even after bond approval

Despite voter approval earlier this month of a bond that will help…

San Francisco teacher Matt Bello, second from the right, stands in the living room of his Clement Street home with his roommates, from left, Karyn Smoot, Matt Collado and Spencer Rangitsh, right. The group is facing a rent increase. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Chris Lehane explains how Airbnb will follow its election victory by expanding home-sharing communities in other cities at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco on Nov. 4. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Airbnb pledges to follow election victory by expanding home-sharing communities

Less than 24 hours after Airbnb prevailed Tuesday in The City’s election…

Chris Lehane explains how Airbnb will follow its election victory by expanding home-sharing communities in other cities at Airbnb's headquarters in San Francisco on Nov. 4. (Connor Hunt/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
The race for District 3 supervisor, between Aaron Peskin, left, and Julie Christensen could be decided by only a few hundred votes. (courtesy photos)

Outcome of District 3 race may remain uncertain for days

For those waiting to learn the results of the District 3 race,…

The race for District 3 supervisor, between Aaron Peskin, left, and Julie Christensen could be decided by only a few hundred votes. (courtesy photos)
A Planning Commission meeting is streamed on SFGovTV. David Lee's Sunshine and Open Government Act calls for live-streaming on board and commission meetings. (Courtesy SFGovTV)

Prop. E seeks to foster participation

Public meetings are scarily ill-attended and now some argue technology is the…

A Planning Commission meeting is streamed on SFGovTV. David Lee's Sunshine and Open Government Act calls for live-streaming on board and commission meetings. (Courtesy SFGovTV)
Community Tenants Association members gather on Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in support of District 3 Supervisor candidate Aaron Peskin. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SF’s political future to be decided by handful of voters

The old refrain “voting doesn’t matter” is total malarkey this election, at…

Community Tenants Association members gather on Montgomery Street in San Francisco's Chinatown on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, in support of District 3 Supervisor candidate Aaron Peskin. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's annual "Gayla," July 16.SF EXAMINER/Photo by Gabrielle Lurie

Talk of political losses permeates progressive “Thanksgiving”

For politically progressive San Franciscans, the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club’s annual…

The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's annual "Gayla," July 16.SF EXAMINER/Photo by Gabrielle Lurie
An artist's rendering of the Mission Rock project is shown here. COURTESY SF GIANTS

Giants’ Mission Rock initiative submits signatures for November election

Supporters of an initiative to raise the height limit where the Giants…

An artist's rendering of the Mission Rock project is shown here. COURTESY SF GIANTS
Thea Selby

Board of Governors to discuss plan for restoring control to CCSF trustees

For the first time since the board of trustees lost its power…

Thea Selby

Nine candidates compete for three seats on SFUSD Board of Education

November's election is an important one for the San Francisco Unified School…

DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP FILE PHOTOA host of San Francisco issues and candidates will be on the ballot for voters to decide on in the general election Nov. 4.

SF Examiner endorsements for November election

Voters will take to the polls Nov. 4 with a host of…

DAMIAN DOVARGANES/AP FILE PHOTOA host of San Francisco issues and candidates will be on the ballot for voters to decide on in the general election Nov. 4.

UC Berkeley study highlights benefits of proposed San Francisco minimum wage increase

Although The City is in the midst of an economic boom, income…

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonCalifornia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari

Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues…

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonCalifornia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari
Courtesy renderingThe 8 Washington St. proposal

Low voter turnout expected for light San Francisco election

Historic ballot-box opportunities are in store for San Francisco this year, including…

Courtesy renderingThe 8 Washington St. proposal
Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoA proposal to build waterfront condominiums has sparked a ballot-box fight that mirrors the larger battle in The City about housing.

A big Tina Fey eye roll for 8 Washington

You know it's a slow election year when a vote on a…

Mike Koozmin/2012 S.F. Examiner file photoA proposal to build waterfront condominiums has sparked a ballot-box fight that mirrors the larger battle in The City about housing.
(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

San Mateo County voters asked to increase taxes, change supervisor elections

San Mateo County voters have a number of decisions to make in…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)