Stories about Mayor

Grassroots uprising calls for defunding police

Hundreds of callers submit hours and hours of testimony on police budget and police staffing levels.

Big reforms could be headed for fall ballot

Measures to tax big real-estate companies, cut the number of sworn cops, put DPW under a commission and create a public advocate will be heard at Rules Committee Thursday.

Jane Morrison, lifelong activist, dies at 100

She was an urban environmentalist before anybody knew what that meant -- and a hero and mentor to many.

Screen Grabs: In the grip of hard truths—both political and personal

The Truth, Disclosure, Mr. Jones, and a slew of documentaries tackle everything from Soviet famine to Las Vegas shooting

Anatomy of a corrupt $125 million city contract

Hearing reveals explosive data on how JCDecaux was in a filthy deal with the city -- a deal that now may be going down the toilet.

Appeals Court upholds Prop. C in major win for local tax measures

Ruling opens the door for citizen initiatives to tax big business -- just when that's most needed.

Culture of casual corruption faces political reckoning

Major DPW reform measures headed for board, and maybe ballot, vote -- who is going to line up on the side of the status quo?

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

The Bay Area director's new doc follows the congressional lion from early years to legendary status.

OPINION: Keep transit lanes for public transit

The MTA is about to create more transit-only lanes -- but will the Google buses be allowed to use them?

Public toilets—and public corruption

The Agenda: Supes want to invalidate contract pushed by Nuru -- and create new accountability measures in the wake of the widening scandal.