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7 posts from January 2013

01/10/2013

City Budget: Mayor Releases Reserve Funds to Protect City Services

Reserve_funds_10jan13Mayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced a supplemental appropriation which includes the release of $7.2 million to backfill State budget reductions and to protect the City's social safety net for its most vulnerable residents, including children and seniors. 

"Even in a challenging economic environment, we have balanced our budget, made tough decisions and, most importantly, planned for the future," said Mayor Lee. "We are now in a position to protect critical City services and programs and offset cuts from the State to some of our most vulnerable residents. However, it is critical that we judiciously maintain and spend our reserves, especially with the threat of more than $40 million in Federal sequestration cuts looming." Read more.

01/08/2013

Pedestrian Safety: City Launches Campaign to Slow Down Drivers

Pedestrian Safety: City Launches Campaign to Slow Down DriversSan Francisco seniors and youth will move another step closer to having safer streets as the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) and the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) team up to launch a $140,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Pedestrian Safety Project for Youth and Seniors will promote pedestrian safety by identifying schools and senior centers at high risk for pedestrian injuries and providing focused traffic enforcement by motorcycle officers. The focused enforcement will be on primary collision factors, including speed, redlight violations, stop-sign enforcement, and pedestrian right-of-way. This effort will also partner with the Safe Routes to School Program and the Mayor's Pedestrian Safety Task Force to coordinate pedestrian safety efforts within the City. Read more.