City Hall News

On his second of five days in the Philippines, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a renewed partnership between San Francisco City College and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, the University of the City of Manila.

On Tuesday, Newsom signed a memorandum of understanding between the two schools that includes exchanges between students and faculty and a possible extension of the City College campus at the university in Manila.

DPH

Department to hold tours of Laguna Honda Hospital

The San Francisco Department of Public Health will be hosting a guided tour of the Laguna Honda Hospital construction site Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Residents are asked to bring their boots — hard hats will be provided. Those interested are asked to reserve a place and ask for directions before the tour at (415) 759-4597.

City Attorney’s Office

Herrera petitions state water resources board

On Monday, City Attorney Dennis Herrera submitted his support of a community petition filed with the State Water Resources Control Board calling for additional restrictions on the discharge of the Potrero Hill power plant, which is owned by Atlanta-based Mirant Corp.

The Bayview-Hunters Point Community Advocates and Communities for a Better Environment had submitted a petition, urging the state board to better enforce wastewater laws and determine the extent of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the plant’s water discharge.

Mirant’s Potrero plant sucks more than 200 million gallons of water a day from the Bay and returns the water to the Bay as heated, polluted discharge in violation of the environmental standards, according to the City Attorney’s Office.

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