Mike Ege

Palo Alto native Mike Ege has been following San Francisco politics for over 25 years, and brings that perspective to the Standard’s City Hall desk and newsletters. Previously Mike covered policy and politics at the Bay City Beacon, worked as a housing activist, moderated The Wall, a popular message board on city politics, and worked at the San Francisco Daily Journal on the commercial side for over a decade. His other passions include film and photography, and arguing about the quality of the city's cigar lounges and cheesesteaks.

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Supes Roundup: Leaning Into Compromise on Housing

The board also started the clock on the DA appointment, paving the way for the mayor to appoint a replacement.

Supervisors Preview: Fish or Cut Bait on Fourplexes

The board finalizes the June election results, finances affordable projects, and revives a pair of housing bills that have dragged out for months.

Supervisors Call for Cuts to Police Budget, But Chief Scott Balks

SFPD is the only department to reject all recommended reductions, citing urgency of staffing shortfalls and reforms.

Explainer: How Ballot Measures Are Made in San Francisco

Those often confusing policy questions get on the ballot in a variety of ways.

Supes Preview: San Francisco’s Budget Battles Begin

Budget Chair Ronen has laid out an ultimatum for city departments, and the grilling happens this week.

Garbage Out: Supervisors Seek to Sweep Away New Street Cleaning Department

Voters may be asked to undo a new Department of Streets and Sanitation this November, making matters more complicated for city staff.

Laguna Honda Gets a Health Check, Housing Bills Get a Raincheck: Supervisors’ Roundup

City leaders also heard a plan for cracking down on open-air drug dealing.

Behind the Scenes in Mayor London Breed’s Search to Replace DA Chesa Boudin

While the mayor has been conducting meetings and phone calls, sources say the mayor’s chief of staff is personally vetting candidates.

Supervisors Preview: It Takes A Potemkin Village

Supervisors are set to pass watered-down housing legislation, survey the damage at Laguna Honda Hospital and pass one budget item without drama—for now.

Supervisor Mar Faces Stiff Re-election Fight as Two High-Profile Challengers Step Up

The Board of Education and District Attorney recalls were very popular among Asian Americans, creating an opening for challengers to recall opponent Gordon Mar.