Opponents of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s sit-lie proposal are tossing the same rhetorical bombs they used to fight many of his other social programs, namely his controversial Care Not Cash homeless initiative.
But the one thing that all of his controversial programs have had in common, Newsom says: they’ve worked. Read More
In conjunction with the Shanghai-San Francisco Sister City 30th Anniversary Celebration, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated the colossal Three Heads Six Arms statue at City Hall Wednesday morning. The installation is making its world premiere in the heart of San Francisco’s Civic Center.
“By bringing this incredible work of art to The City, we underscore Shanghai and San Francisco’s bond as two of the world’s most important centers for arts and culture,” Newsom said. Read More
Although recent media attention has spotlighted violence against Asian Americans, Mayor Gavin Newsom warned that the violence is not isolated to that group – it’s plaguing many communities in San Francisco and needs to be addressed, he said. Read More
One by one, city labor unions are quickly ratifying an agreement that will save thousands of jobs and millions of dollars next fiscal year.
So far, 27 locals have ratified the agreement made between Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office and the Public Employees Committee last month. The deal includes 12 furlough days and a cap on layoffs at 425.
The deal is expected to save $200 million over the next two years. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom is making a stop by Hamilton Recreation Center in Pacific Heights Tuesday to announce some good news — a major expansion of The City’s summer youth programs.
The event will be at 11:30 a.m. Read More
Janice Hahn’s campaign is going after Gavin — again. The campaign on Friday hand-delivered a request to Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office asking it to disclose the 2004 report that “flagged” The City’s crime lab as problematic, according to the campaign.
It doesn’t stop there. Read More
Gavin Newsom had harsh words for Muni’s transit operators union during his latest You Tube address on Friday.
Newsom, who releases a video of talking points on You Tube every week, called out the Transit Operators Union Local 250-A, the union representing Muni’s 2,200 transit operators, for not doing their part to help balance the transit agency’s budget. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will make an early-morning appearance at the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association breakfast to talk about the city budget.
While the mayor has to close a $483 million budget gap, more bad news came today from Sacramento – state cuts are expected to be way, way worse than previously thought. What does that mean for San Francisco’s finances? Ask Newsom tomorrow. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom will conduct meetings at City Hall. Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom expressed his sympathy after hearing about of the passing of Luisa Ezquerro, a lifelong educator, activist, leader and mentor who spent her life serving her San Francisco community.
Luisa taught for 43 years in the San Francisco Unified School District and was a longtime community activist, helping to found the Mission Coalition Organization, the mayor said. Read More