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NOT AGAIN: You Won't Believe What SF Firefighters Are Making In Overtime

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department manage...

Some Muni Employees Took Home An Extra $100,000

Hannah Bricker | Posted 01.14.2013 | San Francisco

A new audit shows some San Francisco Muni workers have been working long, well-compensated hours lately, with some taking home an extra $100,000 a yea...

CA-CHING: Meet The Highest Paid Cop In The Nation

Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.26.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco's Greg Suhr is the highest paid police chief in the nation, according to recent reports. And come September, his pay will rise even high...

SAVED: Lee To Restore $6.6 Million In AIDS Funding

Robin Wilkey | Posted 05.17.2012 | San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee announced plans to restore $6.6 million in cut federal funding for HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention in San Francisco on Thursday. ...

Top San Francisco Officials Get Raises Despite City's Massive Budget Hole

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.16.2012 | San Francisco

Right now, San Francisco's budget deficit stands at approximately $170 million. That makes it not exactly the best time politically for a handful of t...

Want To Have Coffee With The Mayor?

Sarah Medina | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee wants to take you to coffee, hear your thoughts about the city--and he’s even paying! April 21 is your next chance to give the man ...

David Chiu Introduces Landmark Online Budget Database

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

It's not often that elected officials request more transparency in their own offices. But on Tuesday, Supervisor David Chiu did just that. At the B...

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.

18-Month Wait For Divorce In San Francisco

sfgate.com | Michelle Terris / the Chronicle | Posted 09.18.2011 | Divorce

It will soon take hours to pay a traffic ticket in San Francisco, months to get court records and at least a year and a half to get a divorce. With a ...

Maintaining San Francisco's Trees -- Lots to Do and No Money

Scott Wiener | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Scott Wiener

Two-thirds of street trees are the responsibility of adjacent property owners, even if they didn't plant the trees, don't know how to care for them, and don't want them. It's not surprising that maintenance by property owners is spotty.

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.