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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.

Bridging the Digital Divide … at SF Jails?
4 days ago

Bridging the Digital Divide … at SF Jails?

By  •  Better Government, Tech

With the recent connection of 32 public spaces now offering free Wi-Fi, provided by the city, it seems that San Francisco is getting much closer to its goal of closing …
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SF’s Gentrification Debate Continues Off The Field
1 week ago

SF’s Gentrification Debate Continues Off The Field

This time – the kids win. San Francisco Rec and Parks squashes adult permits at Mission Playground

After a controversial YouTube video sparked a fierce gentrification debate last week, San …
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Tensions Between “Techies” and Local Kids Spark Gentrification Debate
2 weeks ago

Tensions Between “Techies” and Local Kids Spark Gentrification Debate

By  •  Better Government, Neighborhood, Tech

A recent YouTube video showing a confrontation between local San Franciscans and tech industry employees, has sparked controversy in the City. Many see it as an illustration of the …
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SF Supes Vote to Lace City with New Fiber Optic Networks
3 weeks ago

SF Supes Vote to Lace City with New Fiber Optic Networks

You have probably come to notice that San Francisco is old… like really old. With an old city comes old infrastructure – from a time before the Internet.

That’s why …
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L.A.’s Wage Increase Ripples in the Bay
3 weeks ago

L.A.’s Wage Increase Ripples in the Bay

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 12 to 3 to increase the minimum wage for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour; a move that may affect cities throughout …
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