Stories about Mayor Ed Lee

Supes consider major changes in business taxes

The Board of Supes Budget and Finance Committee will consider Thursday/16 a series of tax measures that could raise more than $100 million for the city and change the...

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

The city controller and city attorney released a report this week showing how a lack of oversight and loopholes in ethics laws allowed the culture of corruption to bloom...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

DBI director suspended in widening corruption probe

As the City Hall corruption scandal widens, Tom Hui, the director of the Department of Building Inspection, was put on administrative leave today, Mayor Breed announced. The mayor made that...

Mohammed Nuru’s worst offense

A $2,070 bottle of wine from a Chinese billionaire, a $5,000 bribe to an SFO airport commissioner, and a John Deer tractor for his vacation home in Colusa County. These...

A culture of corruption at City Hall

I was in a taxi the night that the feds announced they had arrested DPW director Mohammed Nuru, and the driver wanted to talk about it. “Why would he do...

FBI complaint alleges widespread corruption by DPW chief

The criminal complaint against Mohammed Nuru and Nick Bovis, and information from an FBI press conference, allege that the director of the Department of Public Works was involved in...

Wiener’s housing deregulation bill is back!

State Sen. Scott Wiener will hold a press conference and rally in Oakland Tuesday/7 to announce that he’s re-introducing a new version of his housing deregulation bill, SB 50....

Deal with SF’s worst planning scofflaw goes forward with little public review

  A settlement deal with one of the city’s worst planning scofflaws comes before the Government Audit and Oversight Committee tomorrow – but the case is far from over. The City...