Stories about City Attorney

COVID is devastating the US economy—while the very rich get very richer

Why is this radical economic inequality not at the top of everyone's political agenda—from Joe Biden to Gavin Newsom and London Breed?

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Ruling opens the door for citizen initiatives to tax big business -- just when that's most needed.

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

Major DPW reform measures headed for board, and maybe ballot, vote -- who is going to line up on the side of the status quo?

Public toilets—and public corruption

The Agenda: Supes want to invalidate contract pushed by Nuru -- and create new accountability measures in the wake of the widening scandal.

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

Justices seem to agree that Prop. C was a valid way to raise money for homeless programs.

Supes reject Police Commission nominee, approve tenant protections

10-1 votes demand stronger reform advocates to oversee the cops and ban evictions for non-payment of rent during the crisis.

Big money from the cops is becoming politically toxic

A way to remove obstacles to reform -- plus a move in SF to start to "defund" the SFPD.

Sharply divided board allows curfew to continue — for now

6-5 vote keeps crackdown in place until Thursday; ACLU denounces 'moving toward a police state.'

Supes panel rejects Breed’s Police Commission picks

Rules Committee says it's the wrong time for people who are not deeply committed to major reforms.

The Agenda: Saving local journalism ….

... plus the Police Commission and the POA -- and a huge development on the largest piece of available public land in the city.