Supervisor John Avalos

San Francisco Police Officers Association President Martin Halloran, center, stands with other officers at a police commission meeting on Jan. 20. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Police union hires crisis manager to improve temper tantrums

Holy hell. I thought the Police Officer’s Association was off its rocker…

 

Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday July 28, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

Mayor rejects ‘Idaho Stop,’ citing danger to pedestrians, cyclists

As soon as the bike yield law got rolling, the mayor stopped…

 

Bicyclists negotiate The Wiggle on Haight Street in San Francisco on Tuesday July 28, 2015. (Special to S.F. Examiner/Natasha Dangond)

SF lawmaker announces ‘Idaho Stop’-style bike yield law proposal

Supervisor John Avalos on Wednesday announced plans to introduce an ordinance to…

 

A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours.

Tunnel vision: Questions about privacy dog Muni’s high-tech surveillance system

The newest surveillance cameras in San Francisco are on the verge of…

A single MUNI train stops at the very end of the Montgomery Station platform to pick up mid-day travelers. The SFMTA received state approval to allow multiple trains to enter the stations at once in order to better serve the public and relieve congestion at peak commute hours.

Mayoral appointment power safe after proposed ballot measure fails to gain support

The power of the mayor to make appointments for vacancies on the…

Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee rejected the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's proposed budget Wednesday amid an ongoing debate with Mayor Ed Lee over the CleanPowerSF program.

Supervisors reject SFPUC budget as clean energy battle with mayor escalates

San Francisco’s fight between the mayor and the Board of Supervisors over…

Cindy Chew/2007 S.F. examiner file photoThe Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee rejected the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's proposed budget Wednesday amid an ongoing debate with Mayor Ed Lee over the CleanPowerSF program.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOfficials are exploring using a portion of The City's pension funds to help boost housing development.

SF examining using pension funds for housing investment

San Francisco officials are exploring the use of The City's pension fund…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerOfficials are exploring using a portion of The City's pension funds to help boost housing development.
Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.

SF homeless advocates seek more funding for new set of initiatives

A coalition of providers of services to the homeless is asking San…

Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner11 year old Julius Barnes and his mother 52 year old Stephanie Stinson are staying in the Hamilton Family center located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood while searching for an affordable place to call home.
Courtesy photoSan Francisco officials plan to study the impacts of using body-mounted cameras for all 1

SF to study impacts of outfitting all on-street officers with body cameras

Outfitting the 1,700 police officers patrolling San Francisco’s streets with body-mounted cameras…

Courtesy photoSan Francisco officials plan to study the impacts of using body-mounted cameras for all 1

San Francisco explores joining Marin County’s clean energy program

San Francisco took a step forward Tuesday toward joining a clean energy…

Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos

Libor scandal effect on San Francisco’s finances still unknown

San Francisco’s financial portfolio may have lost millions of dollars when banks…

Eric Lawson/Special to The ExaminerSupervisor John Avalos
S.F. Examiner File PhotoSupervisor John Avalos has introduced a competing gross receipts tax measure that would generate $40 million more than Lee’s proposal.

Dueling real estate taxes submitted for November ballot by Lee and Avalos

Competing real estate transfer tax proposals were placed on the November ballot…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoSupervisor John Avalos has introduced a competing gross receipts tax measure that would generate $40 million more than Lee’s proposal.
SF Examiner File photoIn San Francisco

Parking sought for San Francisco's cycling commuters

As more and more people bike to work in downtown San Francisco,…

SF Examiner File photoIn San Francisco

Bike lanes draw ire of Ocean Avenue merchants

Shopping at the Wiley’s Liquor store on Ocean Avenue used to be…

Supervisor calls for drafting ambulance fee

Supervisor John Avalos this week called for the drafting of an ordinance…

Alcohol fee back on the table

Supervisor John Avalos said he hopes to introduce legislation Tuesday that would…

Biotech tax break expanded

In a 9-2 vote the Board of Supervisors approved legislation allowing new…

Tax fight rages, but package may be heard

A battle about San Francisco’s budget continued Thursday with Mayor Gavin Newsom…

City moves to cut off Walgreens’ alcohol plan

First, The City banned the sale of tobacco products in chain drugstores.…