SF City officials approved a $6.5 billion budget this week and closed the $483 million budget gap.
But I fear what repercussions the city with face next year. Unemployment has never been higher. Already, people seeking cash assistance has risen 75 percent just in the past few weeks and the demand for food stamps has increased 41% this past year - that's over 23,000 people in the city.
I think Phil is right - San Francisco can lead the 21st century, but we have a 19th century governing structure. We need to modernize our City Charter to fit the needs of contemporary times. And I think that technology can play a major role, especially because we're already leading the nation in terms of biotech, green tech and web 2.0 media!
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