Over the last 10 years, San Francisco city government spending on libraries has increased roughly 20 percent and the number of volumes in City libraries has risen by nearly 60 percent. This is clear from the screenshot below from the California Common Sense San Francisco data transparency portal (a series of interactive data visualizations that help San Franciscans to understand their governments’ finances). Read More
Phil Ting is an ardent supporter of successful green programs in San Francisco, especially when he fought to protect GoSolarSF, San Francisco's solar incentive program, which has created green jobs, attracted new companies to San Francisco and stimulated the city's green economy.
And now, as the city's Assessor-Recorder, Phil Ting has announced his plan to green grade commercial buildings in San Francisco - as a way to make property more attractive to investors and to incentivize the creation of more sustainable buildings in the city. Read More
Instead of that glass of warm milk – take a quick look at this very important, albeit soothing video of how Ranked Choice Voting works in San Francisco. At Reset San Francisco we are all about making sure you have the information you need to make informed choices about city policies. Did you know you have three choices for San Francisco Mayor, Sheriff and District Attorney in the November 8 Election? Take a look – this video explains it all. Read More
Our campaign to Reset San Francisco is holding nine Muni town halls in the next four weeks, and we hope you can join the conversation on how to make your line faster and more reliable. Please RSVP for one of our town halls today!
If the politicians and the policy makers could do it alone, Muni would already work. People need to be engaged at every level to help find the best ideas and to hold the city accountable for change. So please join neighbors and friends at one of our town halls on your Muni line.
I hope to see you soon.
P.S. You can see the full list of events here.
At Reset we’ve long had an ongoing interest in the idea of “Gamification,” the growing body of thought about how to use online gaming tools to improve our brick and mortar world.
That’s why we took a look at Trash Tycoon, a green-themed game for Facebook from social gaming startup Guerillapps. The game teaches players about environmental issues and sustainability while they compete for prizes. Read More
Crowdsourcing has moved from ideas to money, allowing entrepreneurs to tap into the power of a wider audience to provide funding options for startups and businesses. The concept of crowdfunding is simple – by allowing a larger audience to help fund projects, businesses can raise the funds they need to exist, especially as options for funding startups have been limited by the economy and disappearing lines of credit. Read More
By: Murray Edelman, Ph.D.
As I’m sure you know, money gravitates towards political candidates with pro-business policies, making it difficult for champions of transparency and reform to get media exposure and compete with expensive advertising campaigns. VoteSF seeks to alter this flow of money and power with a grassroots approach to spreading information about candidates and issues. It gives a stronger voice to more informed voters by helping them bring out the vote of friends in their Facebook networks. Read More
Did you know that starting today, October 11, registered San Francisco voters can cast a ballot for the November 8, 2011 election? That’s right – early voting in San Francisco has already started!
Early voters can cast their ballots at the Department of Elections office located on the ground floor of City Hall Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (map)
Early voting will also be available on the weekends: October 29 & 30 and November 5 & 6.
Not registered to vote but want to vote in the November 8 election? Read More
According to California Common Sense, over the last 10 years San Francisco city government spending on art museums has doubled, and the number of visitors to art museums has more than tripled.
In between 2001 and 2004, investments in museums increased substantially. That spending level has since been maintained while visits to city museums have risen dramatically. In this case, the CACS government transparency tools allow you to see that you are getting a great deal for your money. Read More
Our friends at MuniDiaries.com held a comedy reunion show at the Elbo Room, and the Reset San Francisco team decided to join them and take some video. (It was a fun break
from all of the Muni town halls we're hosting across the city with mayoral candidate
In this video, Anna Conda reads the winning Muni review. Enjoy!