California Ballot Measures: What You Need to Know

What made it onto the California state ballot, and what didn’t? Plus: California signs a record-breaking $308 billion state budget.

San Francisco Defends Right of Non-Citizens to Vote in School Board Elections

A GOP operative filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance granting non-citizens a say in SFUSD races, and the city is fighting back.

Tax on Empty SF Housing Units to Appear on November Ballot

A proposed tax would apply to San Francisco landlords, with proceeds intended to fund the creation of affordable housing. But there are a few key exemptions.

Exodus of Young Adults Caused San Francisco’s Covid Population Drop

Out of the 58,000 people who left the city between 2020 and 2021, more than two-thirds were aged 20 to 34.

Fractured: San Francisco’s Chinese Political Leaders Struggle To Unify

SF’s Chinese American community is grappling with deep political rifts. Its current leaders are struggling to bridge the divide.

In a Seeming Rebuke to SF’s Archbishop, Speaker Nancy Pelosi Receives Communion at the Vatican Despite Her Support for Abortion Rights

The strongly anti-choice Pope Francis delivered a message about his vision for the Catholic Church—which stood in stark contrast to that of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

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.

Willie Brown Thinks DA Chesa Boudin Should Run Again. And Says He’d Win

Mayor Breed must wait at least 10 days to appoint a new DA, but one of her mentors thinks Chesa Boudin could win back his old job.

Mayor, Supes Agree on Budget That Preserves Police and Downtown Funding, Boosts Affordable Housing

The mayor’s office and supes agreed on a citywide spending plan in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. It must be approved by the full Board of Supervisors in July.

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.