43 posts categorized "Resources"

10/25/2012

Homeless Services: Mayor Launches New Homeless Connect Service

Mayor Launches New Homeless Connect ServiceMayor Edwin Lee and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today launched a new Project Homeless Connect service – Every Day Connect – to meet the needs of people every day who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. 

"Homeless individuals experience challenges in life every day," said Mayor Lee. "Their problems don't fall into regular working hours. With Every Day Connect in place now, people who are homeless can request services any time by utilizing the toll-free helpline to seek assistance and get a chance to get connected with the help they need." Read more.

09/26/2012

Water System: Mayor Announces Sutro Reservoir Groundbreaking

Mayor Lee Announces Sutro Reservoir GroundbreakingSan Francisco Water, Power and Sewer is rapidly moving forward with the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) to create long-lasting improvements to our aging water infrastructure and sustain the quality of life for our 2.5 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately one-third of delivered water goes to retail customers in San Francisco, while wholesale deliveries to 26 suburban agencies in Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties comprise the other two-thirds. Built in the early to mid-1900s, many parts of the system are nearing the end of their working life, with crucial portions crossing over or near to three major earthquake faults. In 2002, we launched the $4.6 billion WSIP to repair, replace, and seismically upgrade the system’s deteriorating pipelines, tunnels, reservoirs, pump stations, storage tanks, and dams. The program is funded by a bond measure that was approved by San Francisco voters in November 2002 and includes more than 80 projects throughout the service area – from San Francisco to the Central Valley – to be completed by midyear 2016.   Read more.

09/20/2012

Green Energy: Board of Supervisors Approves CleanPowerSF Program

Green Energy: Board of Supervisors Approves CleanPowerSF ProgramThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved CleanPowerSF for launch in mid-2013. CleanPowerSF is San Francisco's custom-tailored Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that will offer San Francisco residents a 100% renewable energy alternative. The Board of Supervisors vote (8-3) was the last major legislative hurdle CleanPowerSF needed prior to launch. CleanPowerSF will be operated by the City's municipal power provider, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).

"San Francisco's dream for a clean energy future has finally become reality," said Local Agency Formation Commission Chair and Supervisor David Campos. "When CleanPowerSF launches in 2013, San Francisco's 100% renewable energy program will stimulate the local economy, create jobs and most importantly, secure our independent, clean energy future." Read more.

05/15/2012

Local Economy: City Announces Expansion Plan for Wholesale Produce Market

City Announces Expansion Plan for Wholesale Produce MarketMayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today announced new legislation to approve a long-term, 60-year master lease agreement and expansion plans for the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market located in the Bayview. The Wholesale Produce Market is a hub of San Francisco’s fresh food system, providing a steady supply of fruit and vegetables to restaurants and local grocers with nearly $500 million in gross annual revenue.

“The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market has been supplying our City and region with fresh, healthy produce for 137 years. This new $100 million investment and expansion will ensure that small businesses, neighborhood grocers and anyone in the market for fresh produce for their business will continue to receive their goods from San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “The Market will continue to provide an economic benefit to the City and create jobs for our residents.” Read more.

03/28/2012

Environmental Milestone: Mayor Celebrates City' Composting Achievements

Mayor Celebrates City' Composting AchievementsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco reached a major environmental milestone last November having collected a million tons of compostable material through Recology’s green bin program, and today, the millionth ton returns to San Francisco to be applied as nutrient-rich compost to fertilize gardens and grow healthy, organic foods.

“San Francisco is leading the way in sustainability policy and this composting achievement is another reason why we are the ‘Greenest City in North America,’” said Mayor Lee. “Recology has been a leading partner for our composting efforts and this is the ultimate full-circle moment in sustainability. Thanks to local community farmers, especially those who volunteer at Alemany Farm, for providing healthy food to our communities, fostering environmental education and promoting green jobs.” Read more.