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Time to Allow YouTube Testimony at City Hall

By: Phil Ting, San Francisco Assessor-Recorder

Reset San Francisco Youtube TestimonialsWhen you look at some actions our San Francisco city government takes – do you ever say to yourself, “What were they thinking?”

I do.  And I work at City Hall.

Crowdsourcing San Francisco City Hall

Open government may benefit quality of life

by: Kate Maeder

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Creating a Better Business Environment for the 21st Century

Reset San Francisco Guest Blog - Reset ViewsBy Scott Hauge, President, Small Business California

As the president of Small Business California, I believe in the free market.  And I also believe that what makes the free market work is that everyone plays by the same rules. 

Proposition 26 keeps MUNI’s hands tied

By: Phil Ting

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While the November 2010 mid-term election saw many progressive victories in California – like sending Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris to Sacramento and beating back Proposition 23 – it also brought about one dangerous defeat: the passage of Proposition 26.

Regional Planning

Most urban planning professionals agree that urban problems like sustainable transit, land use, jobs/housing balance need to be addressed at the regional level.  That is, that local governments and cities are, by themselves, inadequately equipped for planning around problems that are regional in stake, addressed at a metropolitan level.  For example, if only part of a region has access to public transit, how can a region reduce its overal passenger miles traveled, and reduce emissions?  

Beyond the “Band-Aid” for Our State and Local Budgets

February 1, 2011

Close the LoopholeAs San Francisco struggles to find common sense solutions to our ongoing budget deficits, we must start addressing the underlying problems in our finances and not just apply the type of “band-aid” fixes that only work in the short term.

Obama and the State of the Union

On Tuesday night, the President gave his annual "State of the Union" address to Congress and the nation.  In it, he argued for the need to "win the future" and invest today to reap the benefits tomorrow.  He took a strong stance and placed an emphasis on education that no other president seems to have before him.  The idea that chasing fame should take a back seat to graduating high school, let alone college, is not revolutionary, but something that often politicians are afraid to state outright.  

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