Stories about ethics

Campaign trail: Three donors give $15K to Breed superPAC

Two have ties to real-estate industry; one, oddly, used to support Leno and is now funding an attack on him

Ethics Commission blows up over controversial reform law

A huge fight over the least necessary parts of a reform law means the measure won't go on the June ballot and is now up to the board.

Campaign Trail: Breed, SuperPACs and D8 campaign money

Senior staff at two big developers combined to give Jeff Sheehy $12,500, by far the biggest influence money in the race so far

Peskin takes on superPACs

Bill would add increased disclosure -- and might discourage some of the sleaze

Perhaps, a real mayoral debate

Plus: the problem with the new ethics legislation and affordable housing in the Mission. That's The Agenda for Feb. 11-18

Ethics, supes in showdown over reforms

Can we reform local politics in a Citizens United era? Or will some reforms just make things worse?

The big winner in the mayoral vote …

... Plus: A complex ethics reform sparks opposition from progressive nonprofits. That's The Agenda for Jan 28-Feb 4

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

Can Breed be both mayor and supervisor? Maybe not

Acting mayor faces legal and political challenges as the campaigns start to shape up for June