16 posts from April 2010
In this week's YouTube update Mayor Newsom discusses the weeks progress towards balancing the budget, the design of the new Transbay Terminal, federal stimulus grants and San Francisco's new sister city partnership with Amman, Jordan.
Mayor Newsom today signed legislation requiring developers to use landscaping and permeable paving to beautify the city and keep excess rainwater out of the sewers. The Green Landscaping Ordinance will primarily affect new development, but also will apply to property owners who make significant alterations to their properties.
“San Francisco is leading the way in designing and building beautiful, highly functional and sustainable streetscapes that create a more inviting atmosphere for all users of our streets,” said Mayor Newsom. “The Green Landscaping Ordinance represents a new vision of streetscapes.” Read more
“This comprehensive agreement will help us balance the budget while protecting vital city services and jobs,” said Mayor Newsom. “Once again our public employee unions are stepping up to be part of the solution towards closing next year’s budget deficit.” Read more
San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) is providing one-time funding for strategic capital projects in targeted neighborhoods to help stimulate the local economy. Projects were selected through a competitive process requiring the demonstration of a short-term time frame but long-lasting positive impact within the neighborhood. Read more