This week, the Center for Innovation Technology at the Brookings Institution held a forum on the future of energy efficiency and how it relates to the digital age. A panel of some of the leading experts in broadband technology discussed how best to create energy efficiency and wireless access for all.Video from the event is available here. You can view more about the forum on Twitter using the hashtag #TechCTI. Read More.
Just had the pleasure of casting my ballot at City Hall for the June 5 election in San Francisco. My mom and dad, Susan and our two girls joined me. Read More.
Personal safety on Muni is a concern for most San Franciscans and it should be a priority for our city leaders to encourage people to get out of their cars and help improve our environment by choosing public transportation. Even in these difficult financial times, we can implement several low-cost changes to San Francisco’s public transit system that will make commuting in San Francisco a better, more positive experience for everyone. Read more.
Phil Ting has joined with state leaders like Attorney General Kamala Harris in support of a package of reforms known as the “Homeowner’s Bill of Rights.”
The need for these simple consumer protections were highlighted when Phil Ting released his groundbreaking audit of foreclosure practices. His data generated national news when he found pervasive problems with foreclosure documents. Read More
SB 1002 is a California bill that would require government records disclosed electronically to be made accessible in machine-readable formats. The bill was introduced by State Senator Leland Yee last February.
After many committee sessions where it was approved to re-refer the bill to either the Senate Judiciary Committee or the Senate Appropriations Committee five different times. Read More
A press release that crossed our desk this morning might be a good sign of things to come. It is a promise and a plan to work to promote biking alternatives while the Municipal Railway works to upgrade the N Judah and J Church lines. Read More
By Kelsey Rugani, CORO Fellow 2012
I am soaking up my last few weeks of freedom. Freedom from what you ask? Paying back my student loans. June 12, 2012 marks my first payment’s due date, and considering my 30-year-old sister will still be paying off her loans until 2014, I am understandably not excited. Read More