Stories about Local Government

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.

Could SF take over thousands of rent-controlled apartments?

Preston wants the city to put together a bid for some of the 2,164 units that a huge landlord has suddenly put on the market.

Accounting trick hides real cost of admin raises at City College

The figures the chancellor presented to the board only show only a fraction of the real cost of the pay hikes

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.

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