Mayor Gavin Newsom pledged Monday that San Francisco will begin generating electricity from the power of the sea — at least on a demonstration basis — before he leaves office.
The City is overseeing research in an effort to harness wind and tidal power.
Newsom joined other city officials Monday at Fort Mason, where the group marveled at a device that will measure the potential energy generated by waves at Ocean Beach. Read More
Legislation that would crack down on The City’s spending on overtime could limit the abuse by city workers but questions still remain for employees keeping the public safe.
Sheriff’s deputies, police officers and firefighters are consistently the top overtime earners in San Francisco, but if the Board of Supervisors today passes legislation proposed by Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Jake McGoldrick, the work could be spread among more employees. Read More
Developers in San Francisco are now required to think green when building most new commercial buildings and residential high-rises.
An ordinance signed Monday by Mayor Gavin Newsom forces many builders to meet a set of development standards called Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Read More
Imagine San Francisco with no gas stations, with nearly all its residents driving electric cars, plug-in hybrids or riding public transit. Imagine thousands of charging stations lining The City’s streets like parking meters — just plug in, pay, and your car is fully powered by morning. Read More
They’re gay in Paris and beaming in Barcelona. Even residents in New York and Washington, D.C., are cracking a smile about bike-share programs. Read More
Former leader to come back as chief of staff The man who managed Gavin Newsom’s staff during his first three years as mayor will return as chief of staff after Human Services Agency Director Trent Rhorer, pictured, announced Thursday that he would not take the job due to “personal reasons.” Read More
Mayor Gavin Newsom signed a $6.5 billion budget Wednesday but said The City will have to make cuts in coming months in an effort to reduce a projected $250 million shortfall for the next fiscal year.
After signing the budget, Newsom directed the city controller to form a committee — composed of the Board of Supervisors, unions, budget experts and academics — to recommend cuts by Oct. 1 to the current budget. Read More
A call by Mayor Gavin Newsom to change how city departments interpret San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Ordinance was set against a clash outside of City Hall that ended with two arrests.
The Minuteman Project, a group opposed to illegal immigration, originally billed the rally as an event to call for Newsom’s resignation after the mayor defended the policy of shielding illegal immigrants. Read More