At Hunters Point, Former Mayor Willie Brown Cashes in Even as Massive Development Project Remains Stalled

The company with the rights to develop Hunters Point paid more than $1.3 million to a consulting firm that included Brown.

Tech’s Latest Disruption Target: San Francisco’s Board of Education

For years, aspiring tech moguls have moved to San Francisco and brought ideas like “move…

Recology Pulls Plug on Ballot Measure after Threat of Losing SF Trash Monopoly

The Standard has learned that Recology stopped gathering signatures for its ballot measure after a nuclear counter proposal was floated by Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

Special Election: Everything You Need to Know about SF’s Voter Information Pamphlet

What are the key things in the pamphlet for the upcoming special election? Some statements by or on behalf of persons being voted on are missing—why is that?

Surveillance Showdown: Mayor Breed, Supervisors Clash over SF Police Access to Cameras

Mayor London Breed triggered a confrontation with the Board of Supervisors and angered privacy advocates on Tuesday evening when she placed a measure on the June ballot to expand the San Francisco Police Department’s use of live surveillance. But several supervisors had their own response with a competing ballot measure.

School Board Recall Drives Record Number of Non-Citizen Voters (本文有中文譯版)

More than 70 non-citizen residents of San Francisco have filed to participate in the upcoming school board recall election.

Nuclear Option to Break up Recology’s Trash-Hauling Monopoly Now on the Table

Recology can either back a ballot measure to reform the process for setting garbage rates in San Francisco or risk losing its lucrative monopoly on trash collection in the city that helped the firm build a West Coast empire.

New Taxes Boost SF Budget as Pandemic Pain Continues

A number of new revenue-raising ballot measures will off set the slower recovery in business tax revenue.

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.

Recology Faces New Overbilling Probe after $95 Million Payout Tied to City Hall Corruption Scandal (本文有中文譯版)

SF’s trash-hauling monopoly may have overcharged customers far more than it has already admitted.