Stories about Politics

City Beat: Police – and political — guilt and innocence

By Tim Redmond Oh, what fun to see the Police Officers Association sending out a solicitation that ends with the phrase: "Innocent until proven guilty." I'm...

Politics on Tuesday: Poor landlords and the tax-break deficit

Sups. David Campos, Eric Mar and John Avalos lead a tenant rally at City Hall   By Tim Redmond March 18, 2014 --The Chronicle didn't seem to...

The battle of 16th and Mission: Inside the campaign to “clean up” the plaza and build luxury housing

  By Julia Carrie Wong MARCH 18, 2014 -- Laura Guzman, the director of  homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was...

Real-estate interests say voters should have no role in waterfront planning

Attorney Doug Carstens talks about the case with Prop. B supporter Jon Golinger and attorney Jim Sutton listening. By Tim Redmond MARCH 17, 2014 -- Superior...

Politics on Tuesday: A budget deficit and a housing need

By Tim Redmond MARCH 11, 2014 -- When Sup. London Breed asked Mayor Lee today what he was going to do about the shortage of...

Politics on Tuesday: Yee cancels fundraiser at Ellis-eviction law office

By Tim Redmond MARCH 4, 2014 -- With little fanfare, State Sen. Leland Yee, who is running for Secretary of State, has apparently cancelled a...

Politics on Tuesday: Fall campaigns begin March 17

By Tim Redmond FEB. 25, 2014 – The campaigns for supervisor and state Assembly get real March 17, when the first seriously controversial housing bill...

Everyone in town (except a few landlords) is supporting Leno’s Ellis Act bill

State Sen. Mark Leno, with Mayor Ed Lee and Assemblymember Phil Ting By Tim Redmond FEB 24, 2014 -- A broad coalition that includes tenant activists...

Politics on Wednesday: Tony Kelly files, Ammiano fights for Healthy SF … and the rock band that makes (much)...

(So, I was up in Sacramento on the tenant bus yesterday. This week, the Politics on Tuesday Column is called Politics on Wednesday.) FEB. 19,...

The big real-estate money in SF politics

  By Darwin Bond Graham The tech boom has made San Francisco's real estate the most expensive in the nation. Tech companies, from startups to Fortune...