San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency – better known as MUNI – has announced plans to create a new express bus line that will connect Caltrain’s Fourth and Townsend station with Market Street between Eight and Ninth streets. And you know what’s conveniently placed a block away? The new Twitter headquarters! Read More
Tuesday, Governor Brown called for drastic cuts of vital services in order to close California’s budget deficit, which has increased to a devastating $15.7 billion. California’s K-12 and public higher education systems, in particular, have taken hit after hit during every budget cycle, and unfortunately, this year is no different.
In order to change course and get our state’s economy back on track, we must protect state services, reinvest in public education and find innovative solutions to keep California’s students here in our Golden State. Read More
At Reset, we fully advocate making Muni faster and more reliable, and the SFMTA is working hard to improve San Francisco’s public transportation system and to make sure renovations are as painless as possible.
That’s why they’re trying to get the word out early on about potential delays, shut downs and reroutes. Avid Reset readers know we’re fans of Muni – from the ten community town halls last year to Muni Manners and Muni MadLibs – and we thought we’d help spread the word. Read More
In today’s media landscape of 140 character statements and 30-second sound bites, it’s easy to score points with buzzwords like open government and transparency. From President Barack Obama to leaders closer to home, elected officials are exploring the power and potential for Open Source Government.
These are admittedly admirable aims, but when you bore a little further we have to make sure that e-government empowers everyone, not just government leaders and agencies. Read More
Here at Reset we always closely follow new innovations that help reduce the digital divide. Recently, we found out about Mobile-XL, free mobile technology that helps make internet more accessible by creating a web browser for older cell phones that run Java.
The revolutionary feature of Mobile-XL is that it runs entirely through SMS. This means that information can be accessed without having a smart phone or computer. Read More
We’re living in a world where so many exercises in e-government wind up being just more ways for politicians and bureaucrats to deliver propaganda to us. But say what you will about turning off cell phones and the occasional controversial contract, BART really seems to “get it” when it comes to using social media and Web 2.0 to allow riders to talk back to policy makers. Read More
San Francisco State University Students To Premiere Short Film On the Digital Divide and Other Documentaries
On Tuesday, May 8th, the Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts department at San Francisco State University invites you to the annual screening of documentaries produced by students. The event begins at 6:30pm with the screening beginning at 7pm. It is located at San Francisco State University’s Creative Arts Building, Studio One. The event is free and open to the public. Read More
Reset follows crowdfunding ideas pretty closely. With state and local governments still struggling to pay bills – new money needs to come from somewhere, right? Even President Barack Obama has been getting on the crowdfunding bandwagon, promoting crowdsourcing at the White House and crowdfunding in his new economic development work.
That’s why we read with interest when recently BuzzFeed and General Electric looked to the web to show how crowdfunding and crowdsourcing combined with Internet technology are changing our economy, our government and our society. Read More
By: Phil Ting
It’s only common sense that big banks and other lenders should need to prove they are owed the debt on the home – before they foreclose on a family.
It might be common sense, but unfortunately, it is not California law.
That’s why it is so important to unite behind the Homeowner Bill of Rights, the package of sensible reforms being forward by Attorney General Kamala Harris and other leading advocates in Sacramento. Please read more and sign the petition today.