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No progress in condo conversion standoff, despite the Chron’s spin

Perhaps it was just an unfunny April Fool's Day joke or some wishful political spin, but the San Francisco Chronicle's April 1 article about...

Chron workers protest health-care hikes

About half of the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial staff were packed into their third floor conference room last Wednesday night. And according to people...

CPMC deal gets warm welcome despite some shortcomings

Even though the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the term sheet for the California Pacific Medical Center's hospital deal this week, comments from the...

Supervisors approve Western SoMa Plan, rejecting expanded office development

The Board of Supervisors today approved the Western South of Market Community Plan, the first step to ending a development moratorium that has been...

Condo conversion compromise in the works despite Realtors’ resistance

Negotiations between tenant advocates and real estate interests (including the political advocacy group Plan C) over the controversial condo lottery bypass legislation haven't...

Supes scramble to find TIC deal

February 14, 2013
Some San Francisco supervisors are scrambling to find an acceptable compromise that would prevent condo-conversion legislation by Sups. Scott Wiener and Mark Farrell from...

Friends of London Breed

February 8, 2013
Got an interesting email invite: A group of the most pro-downtown, pro-landlord, conservative folks in town is holding a fundraiser for Sup. London Breed,...

Out of place

Evictions are driving long-time renters out of their homes -- and out of SF. Here are the stories of several people being evicted

The mayor and condo conversions

February 4, 2013
We all know how Mayor Ed Lee got his start as a tenant advocate, and we all know that every tenant group in the...

Chiu’s committee assignments keep the moderates in charge

January 15, 2013
A week after engineering his unanimous re-election to an unprecedented third consecutive term as president of the Board of Supervisors, David Chiu today announced...

SFBOS grab bag: Diva Breed, Yee’s jig, delayed Chiu, and more

January 11, 2013
Now that the dust has settled from this week's San Francisco Board of Supervisors inauguration and presidential vote, I thought I'd return to a...

Disappearing poles

New supervisors Breed and Yee help create a less predictable board

The next board president

No, it's not just a title. Here's our best case scenario, and a word of advice for City Hall

The new board president

December 28, 2012
The last time the San Francisco supervisors elected a new board president, the progressives got a swift kick in the ass. David Chiu, who...

Sorting out a strange election

What the Nov. 6 results mean -- and don't mean

What the fuck, Chuck: No, Ed Lee is not God

November 8, 2012
So who were the big winners in the election? You could argue Ron Conway; you could argue surprise D5 winner London Breed. But to...

Election makes the Board of Supervisors tougher to predict

November 7, 2012
I'm still a bit too bleary-eyed for serious political analysis on D5 or other races today, but I'll offer a few of my own...

D5 race displays key SF political dynamics

November 7, 2012
There’s so much to say about the District 5 supervisorial race, whose top five finishers’ parties I attended tonight, gathering interesting perspectives from each...

Preliminary RCV points to Breed, Crowley

November 6, 2012
How incredibly strange: District Five, the most left-leaning district in the city, just elected a moderate supervisor who supports the sit-lie law and has...

Finally, some clarity in SF

November 6, 2012
So right after I complained about SF dragging its feet on returns, we get another big chunk and it shows Eric Mar taking D1...

First results: Mar, Breed in the lead

November 6, 2012
Remember, these are the early absentees. They may not reflect the carpet-bombing attacks of the last week. And they always tend to run a...

Vote early and often

November 6, 2012
The most expensive, ugliest, longest and most money-dominated election in my memory is finally winding down, and unless something really weird happens, Obama's going...

Follow the election night parties and results with SFBG

November 6, 2012
Happy election day! Yes, the barrage of political propaganda will soon give way to celebrations, concessions, ruminations, and spin, spin, spin. As always, the...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

October 31, 2012
Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...