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WATCH: Mayor Lee Releases First Official Campaign Commercial

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.02.2011 | San Francisco

If the mayor's campaign slogan is to be believed, "Ed Lee gets it done." Exactly what "it" entails is subject to debate; this week, "it" meant rele...

Photos: Ed Lee Unveils Restored Tenderloin Murals

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco has a complicated relationship with advertising. Sometimes San Franciscans hate it—calling it nothing but corporate propaganda. (...

Ed Lee Blows Off Mayoral Debate For Bar Crawl

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.19.2011 | San Francisco

During Ed Lee's first few months as mayor, his mantra was, "I am not a politician." At the time it made sense; the former City Administrator had o...

The Results Are In: SF's Most Powerful Party Names Its Mayoral Picks

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Democratic Central Campaign Committee, the organization in charge of the city's Democratic Party, issued its endorsements on Wednesd...

Is The Honeymoon Over?

AP | By LISA LEFF | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As interim mayor of San Francisco, veteran civil servant Edwin Lee enjoyed several advantages that kept him safe in a city where the ...

Aaron Sankin

New Public Works Chief Hounded By Controversy Despite 'Mr. Clean' Reputation | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.15.2011 | San Francisco

Sometimes following San Francisco politics is a lot like watching a game of musical chairs. In just the past year, the Mayor has become Lieutenant...

Aaron Sankin

BOTTOMS UP: Our Official Mayoral Debate Drinking Game | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco

Much like professional sporting events and high school graduations, political debates are ideal opportunities for drinking games. While we in no w...

Carly Schwartz

'Don't Boo The Mayor!' | Carly Schwartz | Posted 10.09.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Since he officially announced his candidacy Monday, San Francisco has been buzzing with the news that acting Mayor Ed Lee will indeed...

'I've Changed My Mind'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.07.2011 | San Francisco

After much rumored anticipation, Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that he is running for mayor in November's election. "I've changed my mind," Lee to...

City Supervisors Pick Up Where Sacramento Left Off

Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.03.2011 | San Francisco

Earlier this week, the Board of Supervisors approved a measure for the upcoming November ballot that would increase San Francisco's sales tax from 8.5...

'Run Ed Run' Campaign Mobs City Hall

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

"Run Ed Run" has officially gone viral. On Monday morning, 100 campaign organizers and supporters swarmed the steps of City Hall with a petition t...

San Francisco Needs Long-Term Budget Solutions

Michela Alioto-Pier | Posted 10.11.2011 | San Francisco
Michela Alioto-Pier

I am pleased this year's budget was passed with less conflict than in past years. But ultimately, this year's budget, passed by an interim mayor, is full of interim solutions to our long-term budget challenges.

To Run Or Not To Run?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco

Should Ed Lee run for reelection? Right now, that's the single most loaded question in all of San Francisco politics. When Lee was selected by ...

Why Ed Lee Should Run for Mayor

Michael Yaki | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

The vast majority of people working diligently to enforce Lee's "promise" not to run are those people whose livelihoods will be sent swirling down the porcelain bowl if he does toss his hat into the ring.

WATCH: Leland Yee Has A Scathing Message For The Mayor

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco

Just in case anyone was unsure about how Senator Leland Yee feels about Mayor Ed Lee’s refusal to rule out a mayoral campaign on Wednesday, a politi...

A Dramatic Shakeup For The Mayor's Race? | Brant Ward | Posted 09.19.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, in a shift that could dramatically recast the race to replace him, refused today - for the first time - to rule out runnin...

Matt Sledge

Twitter Tax Break Divides Politicians | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco

If Twitter thought its time in the political spotlight was over the day it won a tax break from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, it was wrong. ...

Leland Yee's Latest Flip-Flop

| Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erin Sherbert We recently gave readers a little insight as to why state Sen. Lel...

Mayor Lee Lays Out Vision For Next Muni Chief

Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

Correction: It turns out that the quote from Ed Lee was purely the invention of one of our favorite columnists, Melissa Griffin. Oops! She was indicat...

Ed Lee: How to Be a (Nearly) Perfect Politician Without Really Trying

Pamela Tom | Posted 08.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Pamela Tom

In this age of mistrust, Ed Lee, the mayor of San Francisco exemplifies what all of us should demand from our elected officials. Only he does it without us even asking.

Ending Piggybank Politics: Checkbook Balancing in San Francisco

Michael Moritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moritz

There is no more potent engine for reform than the passion of voters who feel betrayed by the politicians they hoped would do the right thing. Nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco.

Neighboring Downey Distances Itself From Bell Scandal By Firing City Attorney

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In light of Bell residents' recent outrage over the city's salaries, Downey's city council voted yesterday to sever ties with their city attorney Ed L...