Stories about Local Government

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Ruling opens the door for citizen initiatives to tax big business -- just when that's most needed.

Public toilets—and public corruption

The Agenda: Supes want to invalidate contract pushed by Nuru -- and create new accountability measures in the wake of the widening scandal.

Appeals Court hears arguments on SF tax on big businesses

Justices seem to agree that Prop. C was a valid way to raise money for homeless programs.

Breed’s choices on cops and homeless face challenges

The Agenda: Supes to question Police Commission appointments, COVID housing policies. Plus: a move to let undocumented people serve on commissions and allow young people to vote.

A massive real-estate scam could force counties to give cash rebates to giant commercial landlords

Obscure state agency could cost communities billions and devastate schools to bail out huge corporations.

Preston seeks to end Muni ‘price gouging’

Supervisor says 12 percent fare hike may violate state law that limits price increases in an emergency.

With Black community hard-hit by COVID, Bayview groups demand aid

Beds 4 Bayview and others lay out emergency needs for district ignored by city's coronavirus response effort.

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

New rules approved in a hurried Saturday Judicial Council meeting mean longer waits behind bars for people who are not convicted of a crime.

Stopping evictions and price-gouging in the coronavirus crisis

Plus: the need for an arts, worker, and small-business bailout—and the mayor will get asked about corruption. That's The Agenda for March 9-15.

What did Breed’s Nuru announcement really mean?

Sorting out the lingering questions about the mayor's connections to the disgraced public works director.