Stories about Local Government

When all roads lead to SF City Hall, what will the mayor do?

By Tim Redmond When Sup. David Campos was seeking support for his bill to raise relocation fees for Ellis Act evictions, he asked the mayor...

Politics on Tuesday: The Democratic Party, the real-estate industry, and nudists on Muni

By Tim Redmond JUNE 17, 2014 – Just three days before the June 3 election, tech mogul and mayoral ally Ron Conway handed $25,000 to...

Lawsuit could mandate local control for Lyft, UberX, and SideCar

By Tim Redmond A taxi association has filed a pair of legal appeals that could directly undermine the state’s decision to allow companies like Uber,...

Politics on Tuesday: Mayor Lee on his tenant duck, AT&T’s ugly property, what it means to be effective in...

  By Tim Redmond APRIL 13, 2014 -- Mayor Ed Lee finally explained today – sort of – why he refused to sign the David Campos...

New report shows how the Ellis Act is abused

By Tim Redmond APRIL 3, 2014 -- The majority of the Ellis Act evictions in San Francisco conflict with the original intent of the law,...

The attack on Soma: City wants to create a new downtown, wiping out culture and thousands of blue-collar jobs

By Zelda Bronstein (first of a series on South of Market development) Four years ago, Donny Beckwith lived and worked in San Francisco. He and his...

Politics on Tuesday: Can we take back City College?

By Tim Redmond Everybody knows that state officials have taken complete control of City College – and show no signs of returning the school to...

A battle over mayoral power?

A new reform effort aimed at limiting outside employment by SF supervisors made the front page of the Chron Dec. 9, but a much-more-significant...