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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.

Police Brutality Protesters Storm Oakland City Hall, SF Supervisor’s Meeting
1 month 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
2 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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San Francisco Teens Rally To Change Local Voting Age to 16
2 months ago

San Francisco Teens Rally To Change Local Voting Age to 16

Via Bay City News

San Francisco teens urging city officials to allow them to vote in local elections rallied at San Francisco City Hall this afternoon.

Dozens of 16 and …
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Open Source & the City: Making SFGov a Leader in Tech Policy
5 months ago

Open Source & the City: Making SFGov a Leader in Tech Policy

By  •  Better Government, Tech

By: Charles Belle

The City of San Francisco and tech companies are more similar than most people realize: the City produces and owns software. Unfortunately, the City’s current policies neglect …
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San Francisco’s Fight to Save Small Businesses

The recent closure of historic businesses has prompted City officials to seek legislative change to help protect them. Currently, San Francisco can landmark a building, but not a business. That …
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Join Assemblymember Phil Ting for the Covered California Enrollment Fair!
6 months ago

Join Assemblymember Phil Ting for the Covered California Enrollment Fair!

By  •  Better Government, Healthy Living

Open enrollment in California’s new health insurance program, Covered California, starts November 15. Please join Assemblymember Phil Ting at the Covered California Fair, where you can get help enrolling …
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