Stories about Local Government

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.

Tell the CPUC: No bailout for PG&E!

Activists organize to speak out at commission meeting Thursday

Tenant Troubles: What Prop. 10 is really about

The measure does nothing but allow local control; for a lot of tenants, it could make a huge difference

The socialists aren’t leaving the Democratic Party

Sorry, Willie Brown: The Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party is here to stay.

New study says rent control doesn’t discourage new housing

USC researchers say the data shows that Prop. 10 wouldn't stifle housing production. That's a direct challenge to the real-estate industry campaign

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

SPUR report says the left is going to ruin the city -- but there are other ways of looking at the next 50 years

We know how to control housing costs

An urban economics and housing expert explains the truth about rent control