Stories about Local Government

Will Newsom sign PG&E bailout bill?

Measure that would harm public power and clean energy efforts sails through the Legislature.

Planners hear how Nancy Skinner’s housing bill would hurt SF communities

Testimony looks at how 'streamlining' bill would cut the public out of crucial development discussions.

Facebook money and California housing

How Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are funding a shadow government that’s shaping California and Bay Area housing policy

Uber is already undermining public transit …

... and biking, and walking. A major new study says the Transportation Network Companies are adding more cars to the streets; where is the regulation?

Critical housing measure comes to the board of supes

Mar wants the city to oppose Wiener's radical deregulation bill -- and has seven votes. Will the mayor veto?

Another step toward a public bank

Supervisors -- unanimously -- approve a resolution calling on Sacramento to allow a municipal bank in San Francisco

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

PG&E is in bankruptcy court — and public power may be the only way out

The state has allowed PG&E to socialize risk and privatize profit. That might not be an option any more.

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.

The politics of the Milk-Moscone assassinations

The killings undermined a growing progressive/neighborhood movement and put downtown back in power -- for years.