Mayor Newsom announces that San Francisco has suceeded in reaching the first of its carbon emissions goals, reducing them to seven percent below 1990-levels. Next up? The BIG goal of knocking another 13 percent off of that by 2012.
The SF Bay Guardian issues its endorsements for the June 2010 primary election just in time for absentee ballots to hit a mailbox near you. If you have moved, changed your name, or need to re-register, May 24 is the last day to register to vote.
The Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on the much-discussed park curfew proposal because police Chief Greg Suhr had to leave before the issue was brought to the floor. I suppose the police business doesn’t always run according to schedule (and, in fairness, neither do the Board’s meetings).
More than a dozen San Franciscans gathered downtown after a federal court ruled against several provisions in Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The feds feel the heat as Arizona prepares to appeal. All the while, California state legislators are opining on how this all impacts baseball.
A proposed disc-golf course in McLaren Park has some neighbors up in arms while others just can’t wait to get on the course, with Rec and Parks acting as the referee. Let the games begin! (Or not, depending on how it all shakes out.)
According to a recent report out of UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Unified School District is sitting on a gold mine: its 200 buildings and 9 million square feet of open space. In order to help reduce their deficit, the School Board will consider renting out the space to community groups. Just think, the next time your community meeting runs long, you just might be able to color or finger-paint to pass the time. Sounds like a win-win to me!
Willie Brown talks about the Yankees coming to town, what people think of folks named Maldonado and Pelosi, and more. Matier and Ross cover a ticket-fixing investigation, the aforementioned Mr. Maldonado, and what happened after the 555 Washington vote.
One program that won’t be a casualty of the City’s budget crisis? The Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative. The Los Angeles Times gives us the scoop on how much the program will receive and what the program is comprised of.
Santa Claus may be off-duty, but PG&E’s SmartMeters are coming to town. Despite City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s petition to halt the installation of the controversial tracking system in San Francisco, the California Public Utilities Commission determined that the meters that monitor household gas and electric consumption are smart enough.
Efforts by several club owners and nightlife enthusiasts to hold the first Mega Block Party in a stretch of North Beach were squashed by local officials who were concerned about the safety of patrons. The cancellation left many wondering, “Where’s the Party At?”
With a background including psychology, public affairs, and – yes – even performing arts, Alia has a keen understanding of how people think and move. When she’s not working tirelessly for causes she cares about, you can find Alia watching SFGovTV (seriously, she does this), catching every musical that sweeps through the bay, or trolling the city for vegan friendly goods.