Stories about Rafael Mandelman

Guess who’s a lawyer for the city’s worst planning scofflaw? (Hint: He writes for the Chron)

Plus: A key vote on Haney's housing bill -- and why has the Chron completely ignored the Vallie Brown eviction story? That's The Agenda for Oct. 27-Nov. 3

SF’s housing policy failure on full display this week

Plus: Limiting tax pass-throughs to tenants and a report card on the SFPD. That's The Agenda for Oct. 21-27

Facebook money pushes Chiu housing bill

Complex regional housing bill is driven by tech and development interests with no concern for out-of-control office growth.

Three supes who voted against homeless commission supported a very similar plan in 2016

Fewer, Mandelman, and Yee all backed an independent panel to oversee mayor's housing office.

Supes, under intense pressure from mayor, drop plan for homeless commission

Some progressives join move to delay a measure that all the service providers and advocates support, giving Breed more time to kill it, which she wants to do.

‘In the name of climate sanity’

Hearing shows there is no way for the city to meet its greenhouse-gas goals without controlling Uber, Lyft, and car-based delivery services. Hello, Sacramento?

SF responds to climate crisis (but will anyone mention Uber?)

Plus: Helping small business -- and a massive project that will make the housing crisis worse (but is back by TMG Partners and Ron Conway). That's The Agenda for July 22-28

Haney’s plan for Homeless Commission faces close vote

The Board of Supes will vote next Tuesday on a Charter Amendment that would create a Homelessness Commission, setting up a fall ballot campaign over a plan that Mayor Breed at this point opposes.

Fewer’s racial-equity plan could change the way SF makes policy

A new office would analyze legislation through a lens that has been missing from city policy -- and could lead to some dramatic changes in the political discussion.

The facts about vaping emerge

Supes hearing produces remarkable data on the public-health impacts of JUUL.