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Why and how we endorsed what we did

October 8, 2014
As I sort through the barrage of positive and negative feedback to the election endorsements that we published today — which included some tough...

Endorsements 2014

Vote to give Muni more money, raise the minimum wage, discourage real estate speculation, and send Campos to Sacramento

SF supervisors vote to legalize and regulate Airbnb’s short-term rentals

October 7, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved controversial legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals to tourists, voting 7-4 on the package...

Chiu’s Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board

September 30, 2014
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his widely criticized legislation to legalize and regulate...

Alerts: Sept 17-23, 2014

September 17, 2014
 Leather and Feathers: AIDS Emergency Fund's Annual Gala Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard, SF. 7pm, $125. For the second year, the San Francisco AIDS Emergency...

Still not sharing

Airbnb slammed at city hearing for not paying taxing or cooperating with proposed regulations

Grassroots campaigns work to counter the influence of big donors

September 16, 2014
Big money is pouring into a few campaign committees for the fall election, with Big Soda targeting the soda tax, Realtors gunning for the...

Deal reached in Transbay Tower tax district showdown

The deal almost sounds too good to be true. After threats of lawsuits, frantic backdoor dealmaking and a very harried week for the Board of...

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

August 14, 2014
At a meeting lasting about four hours last night , the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city’s Democratic...

Lee and Pelosi talk middle class jobs in unequal SF

August 13, 2014
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) joined Mayor Ed Lee at a press conference yesterday at Yerba Buena across from the construction site...

San Francisco rent explosion: Median rent for two-bedroom apartment tops $4K

Hold onto your butts, a new study on San Francisco's rental market (yes another one) reveals the city's newest most expensive neighborhoods. Priceonomics went pretty...

Who will San Francisco Dems back in November?

August 12, 2014
In a city dominated by Democrats, the endorsements of the San Francisco Democratic Party carry a lot of weight. Its slate card mailer, showing...

Housing balance and neighborhood stabilization

August 5, 2014
 By Peter Cohen and Fernando Martí OPINIONThe Guardian last week published an editorial on the outcome of the process around the Housing Balance measure....

Mayoral meltdown

Mayor Ed Lee pushes back against ballot measures for affordable housing, transportation funding

Kim’s affordable housing ballot measure gutted then approved

Housing is out of whack in San Francisco, and Sup. Jane Kim's affordable housing ballot measure would've gone a long way towards fixing it. But...

Homeless in transit

A night at Powell Station shows how BART rousts the homeless in enforcing its new ban on sitting and lying

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor’s Office

People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot measures will cost the city, but many...

Housing ballot measures would weaken city policy

With market-rate housing construction booming, Kim abandons effort to balance it with more affordability 

Will San Francisco voters give Muni more money to serve a growing population?

Beating up on Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is a perennial pastime for many San Franciscans, who will be given the...

Alternative Ink discusses the flurry of SF ballot measures moving through City Hall

Digging deep during the height of summertime fun and frivolity, we Guardianistas showed up in force last night for another lively and informative edition...

Housing supply and demand theory on trial at City Hall

The November ballot is shaping into a housing supply theory showdown, and yesterday’s Board of Supervisors Rules Committee hearing was the first round.The...

San Francisco to study dropping speed limit to 20 mph for pedestrian safety

July 15, 2014
As a part of a citywide effort to eliminate all pedestrian deaths by 2024, San Francisco will study the impact of reducing speed limits...

“Let’s Elect Our Elected Officials” rejected at the Board of Supes

July 15, 2014
At today’s (Tue/15) Board of Supervisors’ meeting, members of the board voted 6-5 against placing a proposal on the November ballot that would create...