City Hall News

Mayor’s office

City to bolster security around new shopping mall

Mayor Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that The City had made an “informal agreement” with the developers of the Westfield San Francisco Centre to improve the safety and security of the area surrounding the new Market Street shopping mall. That effort will include an increased police presence to reduce drug dealing and aggressive panhandling in the area as well as new surveillance cameras at Hallidie Plaza near Powell and Market and the United Nations Plaza near Civic Center. “We’re going to get aggressive with all types of illegal activity,” said Newsom, who added that the efforts would not seek to drive the poor and homeless out of the area.

SFPD, SFFD

Police, fire chiefs help honor community heroes

Police Chief Heather Fong and Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White will join the American Red Cross on Thursday to honor locals who put the needs of others before their own at the 2nd Annual San Francisco Community Heroes Breakfast. The event will recognize supporters of Hurricane Katrina survivors and heroes at local schools and in the workplace. For more information, visit the Red Cross Bay Area Web site at http://www.redcrossbayarea.org.

Board of Supervisors

Appointments under discussion for city boards

The Rules Committee today will hold hearings to consider appointments to various boards and commissions, including the Graffiti Advisory Board, the Bicycle Advisory Committee, the Peninsula Corridor Study Joint Powers Board and the Shelter Monitoring Committee. The committee will also vote on whether to confirm the mayor’s appointment of Owen Stephens and the reappointment of Claudine Cheng to the Treasure Island Development Authority. The Rules Committee meets at 10 a.m. in Room 263, City Hall.

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