In a potentially game-changing allegation, foes of the controversial Central Subway project claim the city is violating its own charter by moving forward to construct a station at Union Square without putting the matter up for a vote. The language -- which could possibly derail the $1.6 billion subw ... More >>
On the bright side, that's fewer thank you notes to write now District Attorney George Gascón refused to investigate previous accusations of questionable ethics tied to Mayor Ed Lee's campaign. But just 24 hours after early voting started, the DA announced he would investigate allegations ... More >>
WhistleblowerJelly's Dance Cafe, a nightclub that has faced eviction since a fatal July shooting, is suing San Francisco, claiming the city was retaliating against the club after it complained about leaky bay-side sewage pipes, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court last week.If publiciz ... More >>
Whatever you do, don't say "I gave at the office..."Dennis Herrera, who not long ago announced plans to move his operations down the hall from the city attorney's office to that of San Francisco mayor, has issued a warning to city workers feeling particularly enthusiastic about his or anyone else ... More >>
Dennis Herrera doesn't want to hear your legalistic questions about the mayoral race...City Attorney Dennis "He's Running For Mayor!" Herrera last week announced that, yes, he's running for mayor. Less publicized was a memorandum Herrera sent around the city announcing he plans on recusing both h ... More >>
The union-led brawl over pension reform has, inevitably, found its way to a courtroomMembers of five city unions took the next step in labor's all-out battle against Public Defender Jeff Adachi's pension reform measure, suing Adachi and the city's election director in an effort to keep Propositio ... More >>
Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal Michela Alioto-Pier: This won't be cheap, Mr. Herrera...After beating the city in court yesterday to win the right to run again as District 2 supervisor, Michela Alioto-Pier treated her staff and supporters to a nice lunch. The city isn't on the hook&nbs ... More >>
Smile! Yesterday we reported that San Francisco was listed as a "supporter" of an Assembly bill that would, among other things, curtail public access to government data. At the time, we weren't sure exactly what being a "supporter" entailed, but now we are. Paid city lobbyist Steven Wallauch pen ... More >>
I am the law! Like a duel to the death with the prize to the victor being death, it seems there are no winners in this morning's legal showdown between San Francisco and Philip Morris at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Well, the winner may be "your lungs," but, at best, the loser would be "your ... More >>
If none of the elected officials who voted a law into existence can be bothered to follow it, and the government commission charged with implementing it opts to not enforce it (even after the law is approved by voters) -- well, what does that say? It says it's just another working day here in San Fr ... More >>
Former building commish took money from woman with business before the commission.
Is there a race problem at a Castro gay bar -- or a propriety problem in a city supervisor's office?
At least that's what Janet Campbell claimed about construction bids at UCSF, where she soon found herself out of a job