Stories about Local Government

SF needs a mayor who will tax, spend, and regulate

With all the challenges facing the city, the next mayor has to be willing to challenge the corporate, growth, and tech agendas

Wiener upzoning bill dies in committee

SB 827 appears dead for this year -- but the senator isn't giving up

Ethics Commission blows up over controversial reform law

A huge fight over the least necessary parts of a reform law means the measure won't go on the June ballot and is now up to the board.

The next mayor may serve for 10 years. And candidates have 27 days to decide

The direction of this city for a decade could be decided by who files to run for mayor -- and Jan. 9 is the deadline

No questions for Ed Lee? What has happened to the idea of robust debate?

The Agenda: Question Time has become a farce. Plus: Stopping evictions, SF politics 101, and fighting Trump's tax plan

The future of an independent Catalonia

Is it easier to have progressive policies in a small country/ Can it happen in Spain?

Little-known Yimby-developer bills will have big impact on local planning

Growth machine continues its attack on anything that stands in the way of more market-rate housing

The (not so secret) agenda of the Trump tax plan

The GOP wants to debilitate state and local government revenues in areas that typically vote for Democrats

Assault on local control equals deregulation of housing

Democrats in Sacramento guarantee that real-estate interests will trump affordability

OPINION: Jerry Brown can help police accountability

SB 345 would mandate that policies and procedures go on the web -- and it's in the governor's hands