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Breaking News: Assemblymember Phil Ting re-launches Reset San Francisco

Better Government

We all know San Francisco faces serious challenges. We can identify the problems, but politics are clouding our efforts to find the solutions.

Over the past decade, the cost of city government has increased from $4.2 billion to $6.6 billion, while the city continues to experience a growing deficit each year. Our government is spending nearly 58 percent more than a decade ago – but are voters experiencing a city that is 58 percent better?

We can – and should – make sure our city government is as efficient, as creative, and as progressive as San Francisco itself. I am convinced that the single most progressive thing we can do right now is to make sure government works.

We need the type of bold ideas and leadership that will move San Francisco City Hall away from fighting about the few issues that divide us – and move toward collaborating on the practical solutions that will drive our city forward.

President Obama to Visit San Francisco on Friday
2 weeks ago

President Obama to Visit San Francisco on Friday

By  •  Better Government, Politics, Transportation

POTUS to Address U.S. City Mayors at the Union Square Hilton Hotel on Friday

This weekend, the city of San Francisco will be hosting the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors …
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Unleashing San Francisco Youth
2 weeks ago

Unleashing San Francisco Youth

By  •  Better Government, Public Safety

SF Youth Commission Fights for Homeless Youth

Earlier this year, the San Francisco Youth Commission declared 2015 the Year of Recognizing Homeless Youth with the intent to call on city leaders …
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Phil Ting’s AB 1321 Would Help Low-Income San Franciscans Afford Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
4 weeks ago

Phil Ting’s AB 1321 Would Help Low-Income San Franciscans Afford Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

By  •  Better Government, Food, Healthy Living

At 153 farmers’ markets across California, the Market Match program allows low-income consumers to earn incentives that double the amount they are able to spend on fresh produce. However, only …
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Countable Debuts in San Francisco
1 month ago

Countable Debuts in San Francisco

By  •  Better Government, Tech

Last week the tech industry took aim at political innovation in San Francisco. Countable, a website and app that counts yes and no votes on issues, was released in San …
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Police Brutality Protesters Storm Oakland City Hall, SF Supervisor’s Meeting
3 months ago

Police Brutality Protesters Storm Oakland City Hall, SF Supervisor’s Meeting

BCN- Police brutality protesters have been marching through Oakland this afternoon, taking over Oakland City Hall, entering a Laney College cafeteria, and briefly blocking an on-ramp to Interstate Highway 880.


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Offensive SFPD Text Messages Could Lead to Criminal Cases Being Thrown Out
3 months ago

Offensive SFPD Text Messages Could Lead to Criminal Cases Being Thrown Out

Via Bay City News

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi estimates as many as 1,000 criminal cases will be reviewed following the racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by …
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