Stories about District 5

Two big victories for tenants at Midtown apartments

Developer is out, demolition is off the table -- and a new supervisor could bring rent control back to the Western Addition complex.

Vallie Brown tenant disputes the supervisor’s version of her eviction

Mary Packer, who was evicted by Brown and her co-owners, says she was never given a chance to stay.

Talking Yimby, acting Nimby in District 5

Unpacking the failed news media narrative of Nimbys in SF -- and how it applies to the D5 supervisor race.

Outside money starts to pour into D5 supe race

$10K from IBEW national office suggests the flow of independent-expenditure cash is about the become a flood.

Housing is focus of D5 debate

Brown, Preston differ sharply on SB 50 and the amount of affordable housing developers can afford.

Mayor makes smart move with public defender appointment

Manohar Raju is an excellent choice -- and he will almost certainly run unopposed in November.

Preston leads in D5 fundraising

Challenger has more money than incumbent, setting the tone for the November race.

Regional planners mount a quiet coup to promote developers and attack vulnerable communities

Public money finances secret meetings of powerful group—to encourage the Growth Machine with no protections for tenants and no barriers against displacement, all in the name of solving the housing crisis.

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Why consumer financial protection is a civil rights issue -- and the city needs to take it seriously

OPINION: The best sort of democracy for San Francisco

Why ranked-choice voting makes sense -- and Jane Kim helped Mark Leno's campaign for mayor