Annie Gaus

Annie is a San Francisco-based journalist who leads SF Standard's coverage of City Hall. Prior to joining The San Francisco Standard, Annie spent years as a business, technology and finance journalist with past bylines at the San Francisco Business Times, Bisnow, TheStreet, The Guardian, Vice News and other outlets. She joined SF Standard after founding Public Comment, a local newsletter that was merged with the brand in 2021. Early in her career, Annie was a video journalist with Discovery Communications and taught writing at San Francisco State University. Born and raised in San Francisco, she enjoys the Giants and Warriors, stand-up comedy, foggy days, and going on long walks and Muni rides around her beloved city.

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SF’s Budget in 4 Charts: The Pandemic Effect on City Finances and the Prospects for Recovery

San Francisco’s roughly $13 billion budget hangs in the balance as the city crawls back from a pandemic-induced economic slump.

State Housing Officials Slam San Francisco Over Housing Delays

A housing oversight body questioned whether two Board of Supervisors’ decisions to stall housing are indicative of a “larger trend” in the city.

Judge Orders School District to Rescind Change to Lottery-Based Admissions at Lowell High

An earlier decision by the school board to eliminate merit-based admissions at Lowell High, a top magnet school, sparked outrage among some alumni and parent groups.

Election Season Kickoff: The Race for SF’s Assembly District 17

Four candidates are vying for a rarely-available seat in the state assembly representing the east side of San Francisco. We break down the high-stakes campaign sprint with a guide to who’s running and what each candidate stands for.

Matt Haney, District 6 Supervisor, On Why He’s Running

Haney represents District 6 on the Board of Supervisors, and was president of the San Francisco school board until 2018.

Bilal Mahmood, Entrepreneur and Scientist, On Why He’s Running

Mahmood spent much of his career in the private sector and served a stint as a policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

David Campos, Former Supervisor and Longtime Party Leader, On Why He’s Running

Campos was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008, and has served in an array of political and government roles.

Thea Selby, City College Trustee and Activist, On Why She’s Running

Selby’s resume spans education, transportation and small business issues in San Francisco.

Recall Election of District Attorney Chesa Boudin Heads to Ballot in June 2022

The recall election of Boudin is one of several scheduled for next year, including a separate recall of three school board members and an assembly race.

Tenderloin Trauma: Residents Demand Emergency Action from City Hall as Safety Fears Spike

Recent shootings and attacks in the Tenderloin have made life traumatic for families and residents, said a neighborhood group demanding action from City Hall.