Politics

Mayor Breed appoints first openly LGBT fire chief to lead SFFD

Mayor London Breed has announced her new fire chief, and the decision…

New system in the works to hold SF deputies accountable for misconduct

A San Francisco supervisor wants to create an independent system for holding…

Residents balk at plans for waterfront Navigation Center

Residents flooded public meetings Tuesday to object to plans to build a…

Recognition of Northern Ireland politician with IRA ties prompts international outcry

Mayor London Breed on Monday issued an apology Monday in response to…

SF to start permitting cannabis smoking, sales at events — but not in time for this year’s 420

Smoking and selling cannabis at San Francisco events have gone hand-in-hand for…

State legislation could help pave the way for a public bank

Legislation introduced Monday could lay down the foundations for the creation of…

Supes push to make signs honoring Harvey Milk more prominent at SFO

An ongoing dispute over the naming of San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal…

Breed taps Manohar Raju as successor to late Public Defender Jeff Adachi

Mayor London Breed has named an insider at the Public Defender’s Office…

Mayor London Breed’s choice for S.F.’s next fire chief down to three candidates

It’s gettin’ mighty hot in the San Francisco Fire Department, and I’m…

SF to officially recognize incarceration as a public health issue

Jailing people has wide-reaching and severe health impacts on those locked up,…

SF preparing to assume control of troubled Housing Authority in face of federal takeover threat

San Francisco’s Housing Authority is in “substantial default” of its obligations to…

SF to upgrade voting machines, but keeps eye on developing an open-source system

New voting machines will allow voters to pick up to 10 candidates…

Treasure Island residents looking for a chance to be heard

From frequent power outages to fears of lingering radioactive and toxic contamination,…

After granting nonprofits a discount, SF forms 17th community benefit district in SOMA

After reducing assessments for non-profits, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday…

Supes reappoint ‘independent voice’ to Police Commission

Noting the importance of an “independent” oversight board, the Board of Supervisors…

With ‘Twitter tax break’ nearing its sunset, Haney calls for hearing on controversial incentive program

With the controversial “Twitter Tax Break” program that allowed Mid-Market businesses to…

Judge rejects Trump administration’s attempt to withhold public safety grants from sanctuary cities

A federal judge on Monday struck down conditions the Trump administration tried…

Kopp calls it quits, resigning in frustration after two years on Ethics Commission

Ethics Commissioner Quentin Kopp has had enough. He’s resigning the Ethics Commission…

SF strengthens vacant storefront registration requirements

San Francisco strengthened a vacant storefront registry Tuesday to encourage more property…

SF explores sanctioned homeless camps, shelters in parks

San Francisco should permit “safe and dignified sanctioned encampments” as it struggles…