34 posts categorized "Health"

05/24/2011

Mayor and Coalition Introduce Pension Reform Ballot Measure

Mayor and Coalition Introduce Pension Reform Ballot Measure Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Sean Elsbernd today introduced a proposed Charter amendment for pension and health benefits reform for the November 2011 ballot. After months of working with labor leaders, business leaders, community-based organizations and the City family, the consensus reform measure would restructure San Francisco’s pension and health benefits. The proposed Charter amendment is co-sponsored by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisors Carmen Chu, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell and Scott Wiener.

“Our consensus pension reform measure is comprehensive, balanced, and responsible. It will realize the savings we need so that we can protect vital City services now and in the future,” said Mayor Lee. “It is an important part of our overall strategy to bring structural reforms to San Francisco’s long term financial planning and budgeting and ensures that we have a system that San Francisco can afford, while providing pension and health care to its employees.” Read more.

03/17/2011

No S.F. Risk from Japan Radiation

No S.F. Risk from Japan Radiation As of today, currently there is no danger to San Francisco residents from Japan's nuclear emergency. The San Francisco Department of Public Health does not recommend taking potassium iodide. Potassium iodide can have serious side effects and should not be taken unless recommended. We are monitoring the situation closely and will alert the public if recommendations change.


For the latest information, please

  • call the California Department of Public Health hotline number
    at (916) 341-3947 or

11/30/2010

First Winter Spare the Air Alert of the Season Issued for December 1, 2010

First Winter Spare the Air Alert of the Season Issued for December 1, 2010
The first official Winter Spare the Air Alert of the season is in effect TOMORROW, Wednesday, December 1st. Burning wood, firelogs, pellets, or any other solid fuels in your fireplace, woodstove, or other wood-burning device is illegal. Visit   http://www.sparetheair.org/Make-a-Difference/Spare-the-Air-Every-Day/Winter.aspx for more information.

11/12/2010

Mayor Releases New Report Outlining City' Strategies to Combat Childhood Obesity

Mayor Releases New Report Outlining City' Strategies to Combat Childhood Obesity Mayor Gavin Newsom today released the year end The Mayor’s Challenge: Shape Up San Francisco report that highlights City’s comprehensive efforts to improve health and wellness and combat childhood obesity. Under the umbrella of Shape Up SF, a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and the San Francisco Unified School District, the City is taking serious steps to improve childhood health and address the root causes of obesity by providing healthier food and beverage choices and opportunities for exercise. Mayor Newsom also announced that he has submitted a veto letter to the Board of Supervisors rejecting the recently approved “Happy Meal” toy ban.

“No city in America does more to combat childhood obesity through comprehensive efforts to educate families and children and encourage exercise and healthier eating,” said Mayor Newsom. “Through Shape Up San Francisco, we’re targeting the root causes of obesity with serious strategies to give kids healthier food options and opportunities to be physically active.” Read more.

06/21/2010

Mayor Issues Soda Free Summer Proclamation

Mayor Issues Soda Free Summer Proclamation Urges all City residents to ‘Rethink Your Drink’ and go soda-free this summer.

Mayor Gavin Newsom today issued a proclamation declaring this summer, through August 2010, as a Soda Free Summer , and encouraged all San Franciscans to opt for healthy alternatives to calorically sweetened beverages. For the past three years, the Soda Free Summer Campaign has sought to increase awareness about the health impacts of drinking sugar-sweetened beverages, address the public health crisis of obesity, inactivity, and poor nutrition, and promote the Mayor’s fitness challenge Shape Up San Francisco .

“San Francisco has some of the best water in the world,” said Mayor Newsom. “Grab a reusable bottle, and fill it up. You’re being good to your body, your pocket book and the environment all at once.” Read more