Today California launched its new Open Primary System

Election Day is today, but it’s not too late to get informed about the important changes to our state ballot before you vote. As we launch a new Open Primary System, here’s a brief guide about what’s changed and how it informs your vote today. Read More.


A panel of experts discussed the future of energy efficiency and how it relates to the digital age.

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.

Assembly candidate Phil Ting votes today with his family at San Francisco City Hall.

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.

How can we make Muni safer for all San Franciscans?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.

Now new data complied by Zillow maps another pervasive challenge – underwater mortgages.

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.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

Just in time for what is shaping up as a blockbuster national battle between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney comes Politify – a new site designed to financially quantify our political decisions. Read More

Ed Reiskin, SFMTA and SF Bike Coalition encourage customers to bike the Muni rail shutdown.Is new Muni boss Ed Reiskin for real? Is he really going to help take a once-isolated agency and make it work better and work with the rest of the city?

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

UC and CSU graduates return $12 billion to the state annually and for every one dollar the state invests in higher education, it will receive a return on investment of $4.50. 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 

Today, May 21st, is the last day to register to vote for the June 5th open primary. Get to it! For those living in San Francisco County, learn how to register here. If you live in San Mateo County, click here.

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