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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...

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. ...

WATCH: First Mayoral Campaign Ads Released

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco

It’s November or bust -- SFGate just found the first two mayoral campaign ads of the race. They come to us from former supervisor Tony Hall. (Check ...

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.

San Francisco Mayor Lee's Assault on California's Innovation

Richard Grenell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Richard Grenell

Pre-IPO tech companies have three unattractive options: 1) pay exorbitant taxes and stay in their offices; 2) force their employees and clients to travel to undesirable and unsafe new offices; or 3) flee the city limits.

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.

SF's New Mayor Makes History

AP | ROBIN HINDERY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco welcomed its first Asian-American leader Tuesday, as City Administrator Edwin Lee was sworn in as interim mayor be...