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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Van Ness Dysfunction: Botched Planning Led to $37M in Cost Overruns and Years-Long Delays

Early mistakes—and discord between the city and a lead contractor—led to millions in unexpected costs and years of delays on the Van Ness corridor.

District Attorney Chesa Boudin Asked for Recusal from Petition Theft Case

A high-profile petition meddling case took a new turn with the victim, Man Kit Lam,…

Mayor Breed Touts 96% Vaccination Rate of City Workers Ahead of Nov. 1 Deadline

City staff are required to work in-person starting Nov. 1, which could help private employers do the same, according to Breed.

Repeat Shoplifters are Driving S.F. Retail Crime, According to Police

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.

‘Shared Spaces’ for Outdoor Dining to Be Made Permanent, with Some Tweaks

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to make Shared Spaces, a…

Board of Supervisors Pledges to Create New Homelessness Response Team, but Details Remain Murky

A plan to create a new team to respond to homelessness-related concerns received a stamp…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Kicks Off $13B Budget Negotiations

Supervisors held the first in a series of hearings that will determine how San Francisco’s money is spent over the next two years.

SFPD Chief to Supervisors: ‘We Need Your Support’

Police chief Bill Scott said SFPD is losing officers and needs to hire to continue enacting reforms. As the city rolls out more non-police services, some Supervisors questioned the department’s desired $661M budget.

Supervisor Aaron Peskin to Enter Alcohol Treatment

Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who is currently serving his fifth non-consecutive term representing District 3, announced…

Board of Supervisors Votes to Extend Eviction Protections For Another 60 Days

The ordinance buys tenants more time to receive help if they owe back rent.