By: Jordan Kranzler

We’ve made it very clear before that open data brings accountability and transparency to San Francisco government, but those aren’t the only reasons to increase access to city information and make San Francisco the first city 2.0. Open data brings along with it a host of economic benefits.

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The application – available on IOS, Android, and Windows operating systems – not only provides a digital map of notable art installations in San Francisco, but background information on the art installments.By: Prabhu Shanmukam Ganesh

The San Francisco Arts Commission has released STQRY, an application that guides users to the Civic Art Collection’s art installations. Free of charge, STQRY provides everyone the opportunity to tour San Francisco’s many art projects.

What does STQRY do?

The application – available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile operating systems – not only provides a digital map of notable art installations in San Francisco, but background information on the art installments.

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By: Wei Zheng

Nobody can deny the fact that San Francisco is one of the most innovative areas in the country, but we have to admit that the innovations and successes have not been felt equally when it comes to digital service access. This problem has been a big concern for the government, leaving San Francisco's digital divide much more visible.

Luckily, GOWEX, a technology company devoted to Wireless Smart City service, announced that they recently deployed 450 Wi-Fi smart zones in the streets of San Francisco. This strategic move will help the city bridge the digital divide and also increase citizen participation through online means.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee quickly launched a national search for a CIO replacement, which identified Marc Yves Touitou as the best choice to fill the vacant post.  By: Jordan Kranzler

Earlier this year, San Francisco Chief Information Officer Jon Walton stepped down in order to become the CIO of San Mateo County. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee quickly launched a national search for a replacement, which identified Marc Yves Touitou as the best choice to fill the vacant post. Touitou has worked in the information technology industry for 30 years, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President and CIO for ASML, a Dutch semiconductor company. The San Francisco CIO, sometimes called the city’s IT Chief, directs the San Francisco Department of Technology.

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By: Jordan Kranzler

On June 14th, SF Mayor Ed Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that San Francisco has been selected for the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit.On June 14th, SF Mayor Ed Lee and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that San Francisco has been selected for the second annual Bloomberg Technology Summit. Two sessions of the summit will be held – one in New York City on September 30 and one in San Francisco in early 2014. The two sessions have been called “digital cities” summits and will focus on the use of technology to solve issues. The announcement was made at the headquarters of Square, a San Francisco-based mobile payments company.

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By: Prabhu Shanmukham Ganesh

In 2012, San Francisco witnessed a 7.5% increase in violent crimes and a staggering 18.3% increase in property crimes. The SFPD is widely considered one of the strongest agencies in city government, but it is far under mandated staffing levels. While the police have their hands full fighting crime in San Francisco, local residents can lend a hand by taking advantage of the latest public safety technology from AlertID

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June 28, 2013

Workers from the AC Transit bus system might also strike on Monday. Workers from the AC Transit bus system might also strike on Monday.

This could throw yet another wrench in Bay Area inhabitants' commuting plans - AC Transit's Transbay service is the main public transportation back up connection between many East Bay cities and San Francisco.

Check back on Reset for more updates on BART commute alternatives.

Learn more about the possible BART strike here.


By: Lia Schallert

Yesterday, SEIU Local 1021 and ATULocal 1555, the two major unions representing 2,375 BART employees, voted in favor of authorizing a strike.Yesterday, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1555, the two major unions representing 2,375 BART employees, voted in favor of authorizing a strike.

Ongoing negotiations have so far failed to bring the unions and BART management closer to an agreement. Both sides agree on one thing – a BART strike is possible as early as Monday, July 1. Read More


By: Jordan Kranzler

At the annual Conference of Mayors in Las Vegas, Mayor Ed Lee brought user-friendly government one step closer to San Franciscans by announcing the creation of Neighborhood Score, developed through a public-private partnership with Appallicious, the civic startup known for creating the successful Rec and Park app.

Neighborhood Score rates San Francisco neighborhoods, streets, and even city blocks based on a host of factors that affect neighborhood health, such as economic opportunity, crime rates, and air quality. These open data sets are obtained from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as private feeds – a surefire example of government 2.0.

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By: Hayley Solarz

Muni’s problems mean more than delays, broken vehicles and longer commute times. Our transit issues stand in as city issues – systemic problems having to do with where San Francisco sets its priorities and directs its resources. But the Reset community knows this. And for riders who know firsthand the annoyance of Muni switchbacks, it feels intuitive. 

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