Mayor Gavin Newsom today marked the 5th Anniversary of Project Homeless
Connect (PHC) by announcing that since January 2004, from combined
outreach and housing efforts including the Care Not Cash, Housing
First, Direct Access to Housing and Homeward Bound initiatives, a total
of 10,133 homeless single adults have left San Francisco streets or the
city’s shelter system for permanent housing. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today announced the initial arrival of the first
major shipment of the H1N1 swine flu vaccine in San Francisco.
Approximately 28,000 doses of the injectable vaccine have been
delivered to the San Francisco Department of Public Health. High risk
patients who get their healthcare at public health clinics will begin
getting the vaccine today. Injectable vaccine is also available at
Kaiser and other clinician offices throughout the City. Read more...
Mayor Gavin Newsom today joined San Francisco General Hospital and
Trauma Center (SFGH) to celebrate the rebuilding of the SFGH inpatient
care facility. The groundbreaking ceremony is less than one year after
84% of San Francisco voters passed Proposition A, which authorized city
financing of the project. Read more...
Today, Mayor Newsom joined with City departments and technology visionary Tim O’Reilly to announce an Open Data Executive Directive (PDF)
for San Francisco. The Directive requires City departments make all non
confidential datasets under their authority available on DataSF.org, the city’s one stop web site for government data. Read more...
Today Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson recovered his garment bag -- which
had gone missing in San Francisco Saturday -- and Mayor Gavin Newsom is
also sending along a gift from San Francisco’s business community: a
basket brimming with San Francisco-themed treats, including Ghirardelli
chocolate, a six pack of Anchor Steam Beer, and tickets to a San
Francisco 49ers game. Read more...
Today, Mayor Newsom announced that San Francisco is going to transform
the City’s 311 Customer Service Center into a tool of even greater
value by building an Open 311 platform. Open 311 will allow software
developers to write web applications that do two things: 1) get service
request data from the 311 system, and 2) submit new service requests to
city departments. Read more...
Mayor Newsom and Chancellor Don Griffin today announced that Single
Stop USA is launching the first phase of a system-wide expansion in San
Francisco and is opening sites in three City College campuses by the
end of 2009. Single Stop USA, a national not-for-profit organization,
aims to reduce poverty by helping individuals and families access
billions of dollars in public benefits and resources. Read more...
Today Mayor Gavin Newsom kicked off Fleet Week 2009 with Edward
Leonard, Chairman of the San Francisco Fleet Week Committee, Commander
Greg McWherter of the Blue Angels, and Charles Dubs, Regional Manager
of CVS/Pharmacy Caremark Corporation. Read more...