Stories about Politics

Cops push stunning ballot measure to allow Tasers

POA measure would override civilian oversight, force the city to spend millions on dangerous stun guns, and undermine the new Use of Force policies. Why isn't everyone at City Hall opposing this?

The narrow loophole that lets Breed control both branches of government

She's the acting mayor, has all the powers of the mayor -- but didn't take the oath of office. That's why, according to the city attorney, she can do both jobs

Will SF allow the owner who evicted a 100-year-old to get a condo conversion permit?

Planning rules don't allow lucrative conversions after evictions -- so how can the Planning Commission allow Iris Canada's apartment to become a condo?

Ed Lee’s development legacy and the end of ‘balanced growth’

A serious reflection on how the mayor presided over evictions, displacement, and the greatest economic inequality in modern history

Famed lawyer Tony Serra to represent Garcia Zarate on federal gun charges

Trumped-up case against immigrant who was acquitted in the death of Kate Steinle will pit feds against a lawyer who has a long history of fighting political prosecutions

How do you feel?

The mayor has passed. The city is passing. How is one supposed to feel?

Some sunshine for the mayor-go-round

What if we had an actual public process for choosing the interim mayor? It might go better than the last time

The next mayor has to promise real, dramatic change

While we give Mayor Lee credit for a life of public service, the voters are profoundly unhappy with the direction of city government. The June election will be about who is NOT the next Ed Lee

No questions for Ed Lee? What has happened to the idea of robust debate?

The Agenda: Question Time has become a farce. Plus: Stopping evictions, SF politics 101, and fighting Trump's tax plan

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