Annie Gaus

Annie is a San Francisco-based journalist who leads Here/Say’s coverage of City Hall. Prior to joining Here/Say, Annie spent years as a business, technology and finance journalist with past bylines at the San Francisco Business Times, Bisnow, TheStreet, The Guardian, Vice News and other outlets. She joined Here/Say after founding Public Comment, a local newsletter that was merged with Here/Say’s brand in 2021. Early in her career, Annie was a video journalist with Discovery Communications and taught writing at San Francisco State University. Born and raised in San Francisco, she enjoys the Giants and Warriors, stand-up comedy, foggy days, and going on long walks and Muni rides around her beloved city.

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South of Market Residents Push Back Against Homeless Housing Plan

The city aims to buy 160-unit complex for supportive housing, but neighbors say they already do more than their share.

‘Tone at the Top’ Led to Fraud, Bribes at Department of Building Inspection, Report Finds

Systemic flaws in DBI’s permitting and inspection process, coupled with misconduct by former director Tom Hui, created a culture of corruption at the department, a city report says.

‘Imminent Crisis’: S.F. Moves to Create $25M Fund to Cover Small Businesses’ Back Rent

The fund would require landlords and small businesses to work out a deal on remaining back rent.

California Voters Reject Recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom

The race was called shortly after polls closed on Sept. 14.

Federal Vaccine Mandate Unlikely to Shift Plans at Major S.F. Employers

Many major S.F. companies already have vaccine mandates, though most workers are still staying away from the office.

San Francisco Small Business Growth Lags Despite Efforts to Speed Approvals

Prop H, designed to streamline small-business permitting, is not making a big impact. Some policymakers and business lobbyists say further reform is needed.

San Francisco Startups Rake in Funding Even as Employees Stay Home

The tech sector is booming, but city leaders worry that remote work will undercut the recovery of the downtown economy.

Two State Bills Could Help Chip Away At San Francisco’s Housing Shortage—Gradually

SB 9 and SB 10, both approved by the State Assembly this week, would make it easier to build multi-family housing in San Francisco and across the state.

S.F. Hospital Grapples With Vacancies Amid Nationwide Nursing Shortage

A shortage of staff has contributed to a rise in ‘ambulance diversion’ at San Francisco General Hospital.

S.F. Downtown Is Still Dead—But Job Listings, Venture Capital Point to a Possible Rebound

Office workers are staying home for now, but record levels of investment in S.F. suggest a brighter long-term outlook for downtown.