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City to offer public power to new development

A new 1,600 unit residential development being built on the site of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard will become The City’s first “Green Public Power Community,” city officials announced Thursday. Although San Francisco owns its own hydropower through the Hetch-Hetchy system that provides power to many of The City’s public services and facilities, this will be the first time the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will send power directly to residents’ homes. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has long supplied that power.

Board of Supervisors

Legislation introduced to prepare city for oil shortage

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi wants The City to create a Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force, to ensure San Francisco is prepared when the world’s oil supply reaches maximum production, resulting in major gas price increases that will threaten the local economy.

Mirkarimi introduced legislation Tuesday that would establish a seven-member task force charged with laying out a game plan to deal with the impacts of peak oil, which some experts say could occur within the decade.

The plan would address the expected decrease in tourism, increase in food prices and the need for alternative-fuel transit.

SFUSD

Early application deadline is today for public arts school

Today is the deadline for parents to apply for San Francisco’s public School of the Arts. The prestigious school has a separate audition and application process from other district schools. Lowell High School, which admits students based on their academic achievement, also has an early application deadline of Dec. 22. More information can be found online at www.sfusd.edu, or by calling 241-6085.

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