You can also join the conversation on Facebook and sign one of our petitions below.
The Municipal Railway has never met its 85% on-time performance goal – and in the past few years its on-time performance has been getting worse, not better.This isn’t news to anyone who rides the deteriorating system. But what might be news to many of the long-suffering passengers of the Municipal Railway is that local political leaders have been taking an increasing amount of funds that voters dedicated for Muni improvements and have been using them for other projects. Sign the petition to reform the “Work Orders” that let politicians divert funds earmarked to make Muni faster and more reliable.
We know our city government can be smarter, faster and more democratic by adopting many of the web-based tools that are now transforming our region’s economy. But as we implement these Gov 2.0 strategies, there is a foundational principle that must be addressed – every single San Franciscan is entitled to the full service of government, not just those 80% of households with access to the Internet. Sign the petition to guarantee universal access to the Internet for every single San Franciscan.
GoSolarSF has quadrupled the number of solar roofs in the city, created scores of new green jobs, and attracted nearly a dozen new solar companies to San Francisco. San Francisco is now proposing to cut funding for this incredibly successful program. Sign the petition to ask Mayor Ed Lee to save GoSolarSF.
City government is lobbied by the same 1,000 people with a specific self interest. Most of us are at work or are in school during the day and can’t go to City Hall to testify at public meetings. What if you could make your voice heard by recording and submitting a YouTube video? It’s a simple, free and powerful way to open up City Hall to more voices and create a more efficient and responsive city government. Sign the petition to ask every Board and Commission, including the Board of Supervisors, to hear public testimony via YouTube.
City officials announced that parking control officers should write more parking tickets to close the budget gap. The parking ticket burden is already too high: San Francisco has the highest parking ticket fines in the nation. Sign the petition to ask City Hall to tear up the unfair ticket plan.