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2010-08-05 14:34:00

Economic Analysis Shows Zero Job Impact While Raising Millions for City SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an enthusiastic display of solidarity, 200 people rallied on the steps of San Francisco City Hall yesterday in support of a groundbreaking "Charge for Harm" alcohol-related fee ordinance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100325/DC77162LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100325/DC77162LOGO) The diverse constituency included twenty leaders...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

Local Ordinance will help City Recover $17.7 Million in Alcohol-Related Health Care Costs SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What: News Conference and Rally When: August 4, 2010 10:00 a.m. California State Capitol Building, East Side (Facing 12th and Where: Capitol Ave.) Who: Partial list of invited participants... -- John Avalos, Supervisor, City and County of San Francisco -- Sophie...

2009-07-09 19:48:44

All San Francisco city departments must audit unused land in the city to see if it can be turned into community gardens or farms, the mayor said. In addition, food vendors contracting with the city must offer healthful and sustainable food, all vending machines on city property must offer healthful food options and farmers' markets must begin accepting food stamps, Mayor Gavin Newsom said, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. There also will be no more doughnut shop runs before meetings and...

2009-05-15 17:26:47

Organizers of the annual Bay to Breakers footrace and street party in San Francisco said they are working to keep the event fun despite strict new rules. Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, whose district contains a large portion of the race route, said Sunday's event, the 98th Bay to Breakers, will be important to the future of the race, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. This is a pivotal year, Mirkarimi said. We're trying to perform the fine pirouette of addressing any negative...

2009-03-31 19:21:00

City Calls On California To Give Citizens Choice Over Junk Mail SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today passed a resolution calling on California to create a Do Not Mail Registry giving its citizens the choice to stop receiving unwanted junk mail. Though non-binding, the resolution represents the first time American lawmakers have withstood pressure from the direct mail industry and the U.S. Postal Service to side with the majority of...

2009-01-06 16:44:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors gave their final approval today to an ordinance that bans new contracts from allowing alcohol advertisements on City property, such as newspaper racks, kiosks and public toilets. The ordinance however, exempts current long-term contracts with JCDecaux and Clear Channel because of unusual punitive clauses barring action by the City. These companies will be allowed to continue alcohol advertising under...

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