Today Mayor Gavin Newsom and Superintendent Carlos Garcia launched the
Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI) in San Francisco’s
schools. ESLI will encourage students to become engaged in
environmental justice issues. Service-learning is a teaching and
learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with
instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and teach
civic responsibility. Read more...
Today’s ruling is a huge victory for this city and the 46 million
Americans who don’t have health insurance. San Francisco is proving
that it can be done. By thinking outside the box, every city and state
in this country can provide healthcare if they are willing to challenge
the conventional wisdom and take risks instead of continuing the status
quo. Read more...
Today San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that San Francisco has
agreed to a formal partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
to transform the city’s Civic Center into a sustainable resource district that maximizes energy and water efficiency, reduces waste, and increases the use of wastewater. Read more...
Today is an historic milestone for the 46 million Americans who don't have health insurance.
At the National Press Club, I just announced that San Francisco has enrolled 30,061 residents into the city's ground-breaking Healthy San Francisco universal
health care program, more than half of the estimated 60,000 uninsured
residents that the program hopes to serve. This comes just 15 months
after the initial launch of the program. Read more...
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Airport Director John L. Martin
today unveiled the designs for the remodel of San Francisco
International Airport’s (SFO) old international terminal into a new
domestic terminal that will emphasize customer service and
sustainability practices. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the expansion of Wi-Fi 2.0, the
"Network of Community Networks" to residents of the Tenderloin. In the
technology lab of St. Anthony’s new LEED certified building, the Mayor
highlighted the city’s effort to bridge the digital divide and bring
free broadband Wi-Fi to all San Franciscans. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom to talk "Politics in the YouTube Era" with YouTube
co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Chen at CitySpeaks on
Tuesday, September 16, 2008. The conversation will take place in the
Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library. Doors open at 6pm
and the program will begin at 6:30pm. Admission is free and open to the
public. Read more...