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19 posts from March 2010


Mayor Newsom's Video Update: March 13, 2010

IMayor Newsom's Video Update: March 13, 2010n his weekly YouTube update Mayor Newsom encourages people to come out for the first Sunday Streets of 2010 on the Embarcadero. He also calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to sign bills that provide $36 Million to SFMTA.

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Sunday Streets Program is Back in San Francisco

Sunday Streets San Francisco The SF Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, the City of San Francisco and Livable City (Sunday Streets fiscal sponsor) are pleased to announce the kick off of the 3rd Sunday Streets season on March 14th 2010.

The 3.3 mile route travels along the Embarcadero, from China Basin in Mission Bay to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and PIER 39 join Sunday Streets once again, and are presenting a ‘Family Fitness Fair’ in conjunction with Sunday Streets. Activities include free Salsa lessons, bike programs, rentals, repairs, kid’s games and activities, Yoga, adult fitness and dance workout sessions and much, much more! See below for full program details and route map. For more information visit the Sunday Streets web site: http://sundaystreetssf.com/

City Announces New Historic Preservation Initiative

City Announces New Historic Preservation Initiative Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced a $15,000 grant to the Uptown Tenderloin Historic District from San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) for the design, purchase and installation of National Register of Historic District plaques on buildings within the district. These plaques will include the building’s history, creating great visual interest for those walking down the community’s streets. Plaques have been ordered for 73 out of 380 buildings that comprise the district.

“These plaques help give the community defined boundaries and a positive identity,” said Mayor Newsom. “Residents can take pride in living among the nation’s largest residential historic districts. By revitalizing a rare urban neighborhood, we get more foot traffic, which means safer streets, more successful businesses, and the Tenderloin receiving a greater share of the city’s tourist trade.” Read more


Mayor Newsom's Weekly YouTube Update: March 6, 2010

Mayor Newsom's Weekly YouTube Update: March 6, 201003/06/10 – Mayor Newsom used his YouTube update this week to discuss the City’s budget and his plan to save thousands of city jobs and services by offering 37.5 hour part time positions to most city employees. This proposal will allow the City to maintain services for residents, while saving the City an estimated $50 million. San Francisco faces a projected $522 million budget deficit for the 2010-11 fiscal year.“The point is to keep people employed and to keep their benefits,” said Mayor Newsom. Read more

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Mayor Highlights Improving Streets' Cleanliness and New Anti-Graffiti Efforts

Mayor Highlights Improving Streets' Cleanliness and New Anti-Graffiti Efforts 03/04/10 – Today, Mayor Newsom and the Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that street and sidewalk litter ratings improved between June and December 2009 according to the Controller’s Office’s Street and Sidewalk Maintenance Six-Month Report.

“The Controller’s new report shows that our streets and sidewalks are cleaner and we’re moving in the right direction, but we can still do better,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “If we are innovative with new strategies and initiatives, we can do more with less and keep our streets clean and litter-free and further reduce graffiti.” Read more