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13 posts from August 2010

08/05/2010

Mayor's Statement On Federal Court Upholding Marriage Equality

Mayor’s Statement On Federal Court Upholding Marriage Equality Mayor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s ruling in Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger et al, the U.S. District Court case regarding California’s Proposition 8 and marriage equality:

“Today’s decision is a victory for the fundamental American idea enshrined in our Constitution that separate is not equal and that all people deserve equal rights and treatment under the law. It is a victory for the thousands of California couples, their families and friends whose lives and loving, committed relationships have once again been affirmed in the eyes of the law.”  Read more.

08/04/2010

Mayor Signs Hunters Point - Candlestick Point Redevelopment Legislation

Mayor Signs Hunters Point - Candlestick Point Redevelopment Legislation Mayor Gavin Newsom today signed twelve pieces of legislation approving and enabling the Hunters Point Shipyard Phase II - Candlestick Point Redevelopment project, the largest redevelopment project in San Francisco’s history.

“Today is a historic day for San Francisco and a testament to so many who have worked for more than a decade to secure this critical engine for our City’s economic future,” said Mayor Newsom. “I want to thank Supervisor Sophie Maxwell for spearheading this effort throughout her entire tenure on the Board of Supervisors and our State and Federal representatives including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Feinstein as we take a giant leap forward towards our shared vision of jobs, housing, and hope for the Bayview-Hunters Point community.”  Read more.

08/03/2010

Mayor and SFMTA announce 61% restoration of Muni Service on Sept. 4

Mayor and SFMTA announce 61% restoration of Muni Service on Sept. 4   Mayor Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Executive Director/CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. today announced a 61 percent restoration of Muni service hours, effective September 4, 2010. The increase in annualized service of 178,781 hours, represents real progress towards the shared goal of full service restoration by the end of this current fiscal year.

By locating a variety of sources of funding from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and operational savings within Muni, the SFMTA created a one-year funding package of $15.0 million that restores 61 percent of the May 2010 service reductions. The 10 percent May cuts were originally proposed in order to save $28.8 million a year to cope with the Agency’s operational deficit caused by $220 million in state raids to transit funding and a lack of $19 million in concessions from the SFMTA’s largest union, TWU-250A. Read more.