Elections

Measure to Raise Sales Tax Qualifies for November Ballot

Noah Arroyo and Michael Winter, San Francisco Public Press — Aug 5 2016 - 6:01pm

A measure to raise the city’s sales tax to 9.25 percent qualified for the November ballot on Friday.

IN THE WEEDS: Will Voters Restrict Lobbyists in Effort to Clean Up Politics?

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Aug 3 2016 - 5:34pm

IN THE WEEDS parses the nitty-gritty of important issues and laws affecting San Francisco. Check back for updates as new information surfaces.

S.F. Ballot Measure Takes Aim at Lobbyists’ Fundraising

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Aug 1 2016 - 3:42pm

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to restrict a type of lobbyist activity that benefited Mayor Ed Lee’s re-election campaign more than any other in 2015.

Waterfront Developers Would Be Winners in Proposed Property Tax to Fight Sea Level Rise

Kevin Stark, San Franciso Press — May 31 2016 - 7:30am

If passed, Measure AA would help protect coastal real estate from sea level rise by funding wetland restoration. Beneficiaries could include major developers and tech companies in Silicon Valley.

‘Shrimp Boy’ Lawyer Claims Judge Shielded San Francisco Mayor in Corruption Probe

Max A. Cherney, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 25 2016 - 11:09pm

The lead attorney for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the reputed Chinatown gangster who was convicted of murder and a long list of other crimes two weeks ago, is now alleging that a federal trial judge failed to disclose a conflict of interest, and that he downplayed evidence implicating Mayor Ed Lee in a sprawling public corruption investigation.

Candidates: Uncontested Races

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 21 2015 - 5:59pm

Three of the city’s top officials are running unopposed in November: District Attorney George Gascón, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Treasurer José Cisneros.

Candidates: Community College Board

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 21 2015 - 5:12pm

Three candidates are challenging incumbent Trustee Alex Randolph for a seat on the Community College Board: Wendy Aragon, Tom Temprano and Jason Zeng.

Candidates: Sheriff

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 20 2015 - 3:04pm

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is facing two challengers in his bid for re-election: Vicki Hennessy, who spent three decades in the department and served as interim sheriff in 2012 (after Mayor Ed Lee suspended Mirkarimi over a domestic-violence case involving the new sheriff and his wife) and John Robinson, a retired sheriff’s commander.

Candidates: District 3 Supervisor

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 19 2015 - 2:00pm

District 3 supervisorial seat on Nov. 3: incumbent Julie Christensen, former supervisor Aaron Peskin and Chinatown organizer Wilma Pang. Who are they and what are their priorities?

Candidates: Mayor

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 19 2015 - 1:49pm

Mayor Ed Lee is running for a second four-year term without any prominent, powerful or well-financed opposition. But five eclectic challengers hope the city’s ranked-choice ballot will deliver a surprise victory to one of them.

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