« December 2009 | Main | February 2010 »

21 posts from January 2010

01/26/2010

City Announces First-In-Nation Open Source Software Policy for City Government

City Announces First-In-Nation Open Source Software Policy for City Government Chief Technology Officer for State of California Applauds City Efforts

01/22/10 – Today, Mayor Newsom and Supervisor David Chiu announced the nation’s first open source software policy for city government, building on President Obama’s call for more open and transparent government. The new policy requires city departments to consider open source software equally with commercial products when purchasing new software over $100,000.

“Open source software is created by the people for the people and as such is ideal for government,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “Our new Open Source policy has the potential to save the City millions in software costs while fundamentally changing the way government operates.” Read more

01/25/2010

Watch Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update: Jan 22, 2010

Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update: Jan 22, 2010 1/22/10 - Mayor Newsom shares an example of how the JobsNowSF program is working in San Francisco and calls on the Board of Supervisors to calendar his local economic stimulus program.

Watch now on YouTube
 

01/22/2010

Mayor Announces $92 Million for Environmental Restoration of Hunters Point Shipyard

Mayor Announces $92 Million for Environmental Restoration of Hunters Point Shipyard Federal Funds Will Accelerate Cleanup of Toxics at Former Naval Shipyard, Create New Jobs

01/21/10 – Mayor Gavin Newsom announced today that $92 million has been secured for the cleanup of the Hunters Point Shipyard in the upcoming Fiscal Year.

Mayor Newsom, together with significant leadership from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Dianne Feinstein, has worked aggressively to get the federal government to fulfill its long-overdue obligation to adequately fund the cleanup of the shipyard. Between Fiscal Years 1991 through 2010, a total of $714.2 million has been appropriated by Congress for the United States Navy’s clean-up operations at Hunter’s Point Naval Shipyard. Read more

01/21/2010

Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update from DC: Jan. 20, 2010

Mayor Newsom's YouTube Update from DC: Jan. 20, 2010 01/20/10 - Mayor Newsom posts an update from Washington, DC. Talks about meeting with Sen. Reid and Sen. Durbin to extend JobsNow program to put San Franciscans back to work.

Watch now on YouTube

01/19/2010

Mayor Newsom Announces New Initiative to Fight Truancy

Mayor Newsom Announces New Initiative to Fight Truancy 01/15/10 – Mayor Newsom today launched the new Truancy Assessment and Referral Center (TARC) to address chronic truancy and close the achievement gap in San Francisco schools. TARC will be a city-wide one stop location allowing police to hand off truant youth to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Community Based Organizations. TARC will assess youth and make the appropriate referrals to reengage them in the academic process.“The 21st century economy demands an educated, prepared workforce,” said Mayor Newsom. “We must rise to this challenge and close the graduation gap that afflicts underprivileged communities in San Francisco.”
Read more