Politics

SF Public Works to test 24-hour public bathroom in the Tenderloin

Pilot will determine demand for all-night toilets staffed by attendants

SF becomes first U.S. city to ban sale of e-cigarettes

Legislation expected to be challenged by Juul-backed ballot measure

DA candidates offer competing proposals to help sexual assault survivors

Four political newcomers seek to distinguish themselves in race for vacant seat

Ronen, Fewer threaten to block Mayor Breed’s $10M teacher stipend proposal

Plan could increase incentives to attract and retain faculty at some schools to as much as $5K

SF’s budding cannabis equity program finds support in Mayor Breed’s budget proposal

San Francisco’s cannabis equity program has had a slow start since cannabis was legalized last year.

SF supervisor candidate Dean Preston to ‘rogue’ landlords: ‘We should run you out of town’

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SF plans to make jail calls free for inmates

Mayor, sheriff propose ending phone charges at County Jail

SF public defender running for DA calls for unit to protect immigrants from deportation

Proposal from candidate Chesa Boudin seeks to hold ICE accountable

Vaping sales ban nears approval in SF, setting stage for referendum fight

Legislation is intended to protect the health of youth who have embraced alternative form of tobacco

Lack of reporting requirements, enforcement doomed “Twitter tax break” deal with companies

Program was intended to give companies an incentive to stay in the struggling mid-Market Street area

SF to outfit police patrol cars, fire vehicles with tracking devices

Public safety departments among the last in the City to be equipped with telematics

SF to provide $48M to keep six housing sites affordable

Small Sites program has saved 29 buildings, 211 residential units, 13 commercial spaces since 2014

SFMTA board stalemates over plan to name Central Subway Chinatown station after Rose Pak

Controversial proposal inspired dueling rallies, heated testimony

SFO departures hall to be named after Mayor Ed Lee — but not the International Terminal itself

Airport Commission decision comes after a year of lobbying from Chinese community members

San Francisco to shut down juvenile hall

Board voted 10-1 for plan despite mayor’s opposition, calls for reform rather than closure

Breed officially files for re-election with no serious opposition

The deadline for candidates to sign up to run is June 11

The Punch Line may get the last laugh

Legislation to help prevent the displacement of the iconic comedy club moves toward approval

Jane Kim to lead Bay Area campaign for Bernie Sanders

The Vermont senator backed Kim in her 2016 state Senate run and push for Free City College

SF mayor unveils $12.2 billion budget with more than $1 billion in new spending

Breed: ‘I’m proud of the investments we are making’ in shelter beds, teacher stipends, public toilets