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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San Francisco is ‘Looking at’ Ways to Mandate Vaccines for Non-City Employees, Says Mayor Breed

With the Delta variant spreading, Breed and the City Attorney aim to broaden vaccine mandates beyond the city’s own workforce of 37,000.

Supervisors to Consider Citywide Fourplex Expansion Next Year

The proposal is a “significant” upzoning for San Francisco, but would only make a dent in a state mandate to build 82,000 housing units by 2031.

SFMTA Warns of ‘Death Spiral’ as Supervisors Push for Full Service Restoration

Transit officials and the Board of Supervisors clashed over how much pre-pandemic Muni service should be restored—and how soon.

San Francisco Angles to Buy Out PG&E’s Local Assets in Move to Public Power

PG&E called the city’s efforts a “waste of time and resources,” and said its assets are not for sale.

Sideshows, ‘Stunt Driving’ Are Costing the City, Say Supervisors

The Mission, Bayview and Ingleside districts are seeing the most sideshows, which damage streets and risk injury and death, according to city officials.

Repeat Shoplifters are Driving S.F. Retail Crime, According to Police

Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill authorizing state law enforcement to assist in dismantling organized retail crime in hotspots across California.

‘Long Overdue’ Reform of City’s $2B in Annual Grants Will Go Into Effect Next Year

A new city ordinance will require greater oversight of the billions in grants that San Francisco departments award each year.

S.F. Leaders to Tourists: ‘This is a Safe City’

SFPD plans to deploy 26 additional officers to high-tourism parts of San Francisco as part of an effort to lure visitors back to the city.

S.F. Supervisor Calls for More Transparency in Criminal Diversion

A report found that 55% of criminal defendants in San Francisco were rearrested before their case was resolved, drawing scrutiny of a nonprofit that runs diversion programs.

‘Somebody Is Going to Get Hurt’: Target Security Guard Speaks Out About S.F. Retail Crime

A combination of theft, rigid policies and slow police response times ha made working conditions dangerous for some retail workers, according to a former security guard at a San Francisco Target store.