As San Francisco struggles to control the cost of its health care obligations for government workers and retirees, it is putting more emphasis on actually improving its employees’ health.
New data suggest this emphasis is overdue.
A recent analysis of Kaiser Permanente users covered by The City’s Health Service System — the group of government employees considered healthiest — found that a staggering 66 percent of adults were obese or overweight. Meanwhile, 35 percent of dependent children were overweight or obese.
Muni could do a better job of safeguarding and keeping track of the maintenance tools the agency needs for bus repairs, according to a new report from the City Controller’s Office.
Overall, the study concluded that Muni does a generally adequate job of tracking its maintenance equipment, but could improve certain controls to ensure tools aren’t lost or stolen. Muni is operated by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Read More
A city program designed to provide low-income residents with discounts on their water bills is a comprehensive mess, according to a new audit by the City Controller’s Office. Read More
Hundreds of city workers may have been taking their own small piece of a $2 million public-assistance lifeline offered annually by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for low-income water users. Read More
A San Francisco supervisor has suggested that San Francisco consider seeking a better financing deal from the investment bank Goldman Sachs for some of the costs associated with its outstanding airport debt.
The comments came as Oakland leaders took to the firm’s San Francisco doorstep, urging other cities to join them in fighting a bank that has become a lightning rod for criticism of the U.S. financial system. Read More