Mayor Newsom met with His Excellency B.S. Yeddyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, along with several of his ministers. The MOUs are intended as a foundation for the sister city relationship, outlining areas where each city can benefit in tangible ways from the partnership. The seven MOUs relate to arts and culture, trade and business, education and research, fashion technology, theater, health care, and the environment. Read more.
10 posts from November 2009
The Department of Public Works announced today that the 2009 Holiday Moratorium on street excavation and construction begins Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 and continues to January 3, 2010. During this time, DPW will not issue street excavation permits to private contractors and halts its own road construction work on busy commercial corridors. Read more.
The Department of Public Works (DPW) also announced that it is partnering with the Middle Polk Neighborhood Association (MPNA) to promote a naming contest that will encourage smokers to properly and safely dispose of cigarette butts and packaging. Residents are invited to submit a catchy, memorable name and slogan that motivates smokers to safely deposit cigarette butts in the proper place: in ashtrays/bins and not on the sidewalk or street. Entries can be submitted through the MPNA website at www.middlepolk.org, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sending a message via twitter at www.twitter.com/sfdpw. All entries are due by December 8th and will be scored by a group of community judges and volunteers. Top prize for the winner is $150 in gift certificates to Polk Street Merchants. More contest rules and information can be found at the MPNA website at www.middlepolk.org. Read more.
On Saturday, December 5, 2009, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni, will implement significant transit route and schedule changes affecting over half of Muni’s existing bus routes and one rail line.
The package of service changes include:
- Discontinued routes and route segments
- Extended and modified routes
- Changes to service hours and frequencies*
- Modified express zones
- Renumbered routes
- Identification of other Muni service that is near changing routes or lines
* Peak period refers to weekday morning and evening rush hour service, approximately 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. The last bus departures listed for routes are for weekdays.
For planning and assistance in other languages, please call 311. Trip planning assistance for Muni and other transit systems in the Bay Area is available by calling 511 or going online at www.511.org.
For a complete list of changes please visit the SFMTA website
“San Francisco is committed to providing our homeless residents with the necessary housing, shelter and supportive services they need,” said Mayor Newsom. “This need is even more critical during the colder months. The Human Services Agency and Episcopal Community Services are collaborating with the San Francisco Interfaith Council to provide additional shelter services to ensure our homeless residents have refuge from the cold.”The first location to host the winter shelter will be St. Boniface Church at 133 Golden Gate Avenue. Interfaith shelter spaces are reserved on a first come first served basis. Read more.
“Shop SF, Get More was a great shot in the arm for our small businesses last year,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “This year, we are bringing it back to showcase our world-class dining, museums, events, attractions, and hotels. Whether it’s shopping in Union Square or touring our diverse neighborhoods, there’s something for everyone.” Read more