Politics

Supes approve $13.6B city budget in a 10-1 vote

Supervisor Stefani calls proposal ‘fiscally irresponsible’ in lone ‘nay’ vote

Campos to serve as chief of staff for DA Boudin

Former Supervisor David Campos, a staunch progressive who leads the local Democratic…

To save San Francisco small businesses, we need immediate action from Governor Newsom

By Dean Preston and Aaron Peskin It can be hard to pinpoint…

California halting new unemployment claims for 2 weeks during ‘reset’ with staff, technology

By Adam Ashton The Sacramento Bee California will not accept new unemployment…

Breed taps former City Controller Ed Harrington to serve on the public utilities commission

Mayor London Breed has tapped Ed Harrington to sit on the San…

California’s troubled unemployment agency needs immediate overhaul, report says

By Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times California’s antiquated unemployment benefits system requires…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal giant of the Supreme Court, dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who championed women’s rights — first as a…

Bill rehousing transgender inmates moves to Newsom’s desk

State Sen. Scott Wiener and advocates urge the passing of “life-saving” legislation

We cannot allow police unions to define public safety

By Cat Brooks Recently, the San Francisco and San José Police Officers…

‘Defund the police’ money could address longstanding high Black unemployment rate

Even as San Francisco celebrated low unemployment during the tech-fueled boom years,…

In California, Trump continues to deny climate change is real: ‘It will start getting cooler’

By Evan Halper, Noah Bierman Los Angeles Times As wildfires raging through…

SFMTA appeals bring emergency projects to a near-halt

Critics say programs such as Slow Streets and transit-only lanes should undergo environmental review

SF wins legal battle over Prop. C tax for homeless services

Unsuccessful lawsuit argued ballot measure needed two-thirds majority to pass

Cannabis industry may get tax break in 2021

Dispensary owners say adding to high tax burden could push some into the red

Report: ‘Revolving door’ system for homeless focuses too much on short-term assistance

Advocates argue for longer-term emphasis on housing, treatment and stability

Muni information system one step closer to $89 million reboot

Real-time arrival data and trip-planning crucial to restoring riders’ faith in system

Breed rejects attacks on Pelosi’s hair salon visit

Mayor says ‘We have bigger issues’ than apparent rule violation

Confusing state eviction deal creates ‘know-your-rights’ crisis for tenants, advocates

California’s last-minute passage of an eviction moratorium bill late Monday night has…

SRO COVID testing, notification requirements set to be strengthened

Despite pressure from the Department of Public Health to lift an emergency…

Tenant associations could get new leverage and protections

Tenants of Veritas, The City’s largest landlord, had organized themselves long before…