21 posts from January 2010
01/14/10 – Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the Central Market Partnership, an economic development project to renew and coordinate efforts to revitalize the Central Market neighborhood. The Mayor was joined by Police Chief George Gascón, Fred Blackwell, Director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Commission, Ed Reiskin, Director of the Department of Public Works (DPW) and key neighborhood stakeholders representing small businesses, arts/cultural organizations, property owners, and homeowners.
“Our efforts will build on the district’s existing strengths, which include a concentration of historic building and theater/arts uses, to spearhead a financial and physical transformation of this long-neglected district,” said Mayor Newsom. “Central Market Street, once a pivotal part of our City’s economy and cultural life, has great potential to once again be the grand thoroughfare that it was meant to be.” Read More
01/11/10 – Mayor Gavin Newsom, District Attorney Kamala D. Harris and Supervisor Carmen Chu today launched the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking. The partnership between city government agencies and community providers was formed to raise public awareness about the crime of human trafficking, develop policy to combat it and provide support for survivors.
“Human Trafficking is an egregious violation of human rights that not only harms the victims, but damages the community as a whole,” said Mayor Newsom. “San Francisco is a city that values an individual’s right to live free from violence, exploitation, or slavery. We are committed to working with our partners to eradicate human trafficking by holding the traffickers accountable, and to getting victims the help they need.” Read More