Stories about Mayor

The politics behind the epic building collapse on Twin Peaks

By Tim Redmond I saw Steve Williams, a longtime land-use lawyer, at the Coalition for San Francisco Neighborhoods dinner Tuesday night, shortly after the news...

TOM’S TOWN: Ammiano, the Pope, and BART

By Tom Temprano Thanks to an article in 48 Hills, “Run Tom, Run” mania is in full swing! A poll by the Harvey Milk LGBT...

The other Twitter tax break — and how it cost the city $25 million

By Tim Redmond Way back in 1969, when Sue Hestor was a young activist organizing a peace march, she asked the sympathetic owner of the...

LEGAL TAX CHEATING: City loses $137 million to pointless “deferrals”

By Tim Redmond San Francisco has allowed developers to defer $166 million in payments that should have gone to affordable housing, Muni, and childcare, an...

Mayor Lee gets dogged by questions on his friend’s house falling down

By Tim Redmond Mayor Ed Lee came to the Board of Supervisors to talk about dogs, but the issue that dogged him out in the...

POLITICS ON TUESDAY: Dufty, again? Kelly, again? And what tech could really do to change its image

By Tim Redmond Wouldn’t it be crazy if Bevan Dufty, who has redeemed himself somewhat among progressives as the mayor’s homeless services coordinator, decided to...

Mayor Lee’s secret meeting with corporate CEO’s to discuss the city’s future

By Tim Redmond The email out of the Mayor's Office was very explicit: "This invitation is for CEO's (sic) and senior executives only and is...

Tom’s Town: Housing, schools, tech … and puppies

By Tom Temprano There was a big vote on affordable housing this week at a rather unlikely spot: The SF Board of Education. A kerfuffle...

Lee’s closest challenger in mayoral poll? Tom Ammiano

By Tim Redmond A new poll done by David Binder and Associates suggests that Mayor Ed Lee is popular, but not unbeatable – and the...

A little reality about the housing market in SF

By Tim Redmond Michael Yarne, a developer, former mayoral advisor and advocate for increased housing construction in San Francisco, has a metaphor for what economists...