Stories about Lobbying

What the regional housing “compact” amounts to — so far

Plenty of bills that will please developers and landlords; not so many for tenants and vulnerable communities.

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.

PG&E is on the ropes

There's never been a better time for the city to move on creating a public power system.

Behind the battle for board president

Why is it a problem that a progressive woman is openly campaigning for the job?

The truth about Prop. C

We know what works to address homelessness -- and the No on C campaign isn't telling the truth

Statewide tenant group celebrates ten years of organizing

Friday night event celebrates the first effort to organize California renters since the 1980s

Business districts use public money to attack homeless people, study finds

UC Berkeley report shows how obscure state law allows Business Improvement Districts, funded in part by taxpayers, to lobby for anti-homeless laws

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

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The ambush of Scott Wiener's net neutrality bill was just the latest example of how one industry holds almost unlimited power in Sacramento.

OPINION: The progressive movement was the winner in this election

Progressives won everything except the Mayor's Office -- in part because we weren't attacking each other