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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SF Supervisors to Vote on Proxy Battles Connected to DA Chesa Boudin

The issues going before the board are the anticipated removal of pro-recall spokesperson Andrea Shorter from the Juvenile Probation Commission, and a proposed settlement in the police brutality case filed against the city by Dacari Spiers. 

SF Supervisors Approve Contract for Controversial Lower Nob Hill Homeless Shelter

Tuesday’s meeting will visit hot-button issues including a new homeless shelter.

5 Questions Ahead of the Campos, Haney Runoff for State Assembly

How did the primary results for the Assembly District 17 special election change the calculus for politics in San Francisco?

Endorsements: Who’s Supporting Who in the Feb. 15 SF Special Election?

The Standard took a look at where political groups in San Francisco are throwing their support or opposition ahead of the Feb. 15 special election.

Peskin Shoots Down Measure to Speed Development of Middle-Class Housing

Mayor London Breed’s proposal to streamline certain housing construction through a City Charter amendment put to voters this summer was killed Wednesday in an unusual decision by the Rules Committee.

SF Board of Supes in 5 Mins: Castro Bars, Evictions, Police Shootings and More Omicron

Among the items up for consideration at Tuesday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting: new bars in the Castro, more eviction protections, and hearings on police shootings and Omicron response.

SF Police Investigate Antisemitic Covid Propaganda Found in Pacific Heights

The antisemitic flyers were found this past weekend along Pacific Avenue between Baker and Scott streets by a resident who then called the SFPD tip line and posted about the incident on Nextdoor.

SF Board of Supes in 3 mins: An apology to Chinese Americans, Police Settlement Kicked Down the Road, Gotham Hotel Gets the Project Homekey Treatment

Tuesday’s meeting featured the righting of historical wrongs, more discussions on supportive housing, and a fresh face for Muni’s board.

San Francisco Scrambles to Prep for Lawsuits after Rejecting 800 New Housing Units

The policy fight over new housing in the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhoods is flaring up in what will likely be the first round of lawsuits filed against San Francisco.

SF Board of Supes in 3 Mins: What Went Down at Tuesday’s Meeting

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday addressed Covid policies, Great Highway plans and Recology reform, and it also included one testy exchange between the mayor and a supervisor.