Stories about Lobbying

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Corporate interests and developers spend $12 million on lobbying in just six months.

SF Democrats side with mayor’s candidates for supe, DA

A Reform Slate elected to oppose real-estate interests can't prevent the industry's favorite candidate from winning the D5 nod.

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

‘The Great Hack’: They’ve got your data, and yes they’ve used it

New Netflix doc plumbs the depths of social media's political deception, examining the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica case.

The stunning corruption that shows why supporters are pushing a Dark Money initiative

Real-estate developers have found ways around the existing laws and poured vast sums into local campaigns.

Kaiser workers prepare for strike over mental-health staffing

Plus: A massive upzoning at Van Ness and Market raised transportation and congestion issues. That's The Agenda for July 8-14

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.

Warren steals the show at Democratic Convention

Democrats are finally talking about economic inequality, but many of the candidates failed to inspire anyone. Our Day Two report from the state Democratic Convention.

UPDATED: Resolution on undocumented participation derailed — then finally passed — at Dem Convention

Despite support, SF Latino Democratic Club proposal gets caught up in Party Rules -- but DREAMer author refuses to give up and finally prevails.

Two oversight hearings sidetracked when mayoral staffers don’t show

Peskin says it's "bizarre and unacceptable" that the Mayor's Office couldn't get a key person to a committee hearing.