Stories about Rafael Mandelman

‘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.

Supes reject plan that would shadow Soma park

In direct rebuke to mayor, board says that a developer can't buy off the city when it comes to blocking sunshine in a crowded neighborhood.

Breed Rent Board appointment raises issues for tenants

Ignoring 40 years of precedent, mayor appoints a political ally who has no ties to the organized tenant community.

Preston launches campaign with energetic event

Vallie Brown is the incumbent, but it appears that Preston is the front-runner in the D5 race.

Supes put dark money measure on November ballot

Mar and eight colleagues support plan to limit pay-to-play and secret independent-expenditure campaigns.

Debate over $185 million windfall begins this week

Mayor, supes have some competing priorities for money from education fund. Plus a vacancy tax -- and why we need it. That's The Agenda for Feb. 4-11.