Stories about Prop. F

Political operatives try to defend dark money

The city’s new law mandating real disclosure for dark money in local elections is under attack – and the legal filing include some fascinating information. Todd David, who runs the...

Sup. Vallie Brown evicted low-income tenants

Sup. Vallie Brown has a narrative driving her campaign: She had a difficult childhood, faced evictions and homelessness, and is now working to protect the rights of tenants. Here’s...

Behind the big money influencing City Hall

Lobbyists spent more than $12 million seeking to influence San Francisco City Hall in just the first six months of 2019, according to a recent study by Friends of...

Dean Preston files for D5 supe

We just finished one election cycle, but the next one is already on us – and it’s shaping up as a key test of the newly elected mayor and...

OPINION: What went wrong June 5 — and what we can learn

Editor’s note: Progressives who supported Mark Leno or Sup. Jane Kim are looking at the results of the election and trying to figure out what happened and what can...

The Agenda: A new board prez, $275K for a police shooting …

Mayor-elect London Breed has officially informed the clerk of the board that she is stepping down as board president and to schedule a vote Tuesday/26 for a new president....

The Agenda, June 18-24: Supes to radically change notice requirements on development

The Board of Supes will vote Tuesday/19 on a piece of legislation that would change the way planners give the public notice of upcoming projects. Nobody’s paid much attention...

As the wait continues, we can see some trends

The wait continues (with Leno still ahead), but we can start to see some trends. London Breed announced today that not only did I get the majority of first-place votes, I...

Leno now leads, narrowly

So far, the ranked-choice voting strategy of Mark Leno and Jane Kim seems to be working: While London Breed was in first place, Leno in second, and Kim in...

With half the votes counted, mayor’s race still too close to call

As I was walking into the Rafael Mandelman for Supervisor party, at Cafe Du Nord, I ran into Sup. Hillary Ronen, who was heading out. We both knew Mandelman...