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San Francisco Homeless Have Divergent Views on Mayor Newsom's Legacy

San Francisco Chronicle | Jennifer Friedenbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"How would you describe the Newsom administration's homeless legacy?" I asked Rebecca Nichols, who during Gavin Newsom's tenure as San Francisco may...

Criminalizing the Poor: A San Francisco Value?

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

Criminalizing the inherent experiences of the homeless further tightens the cycles of poverty and makes it even harder to escape such a reality.

Sharing Innovative Solutions to America's Problems

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Cities don't need to wait for Washington to solve our problems. They can come up with creative solutions, like we've done in San Francisco when we launched the country's first universal health care program.

An Open Challenge on Jobs to the Republican Leadership

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gavin Newsom

Repeating a lie over and over doesn't make it true. But if you listen to Republicans on the subject of job creation and the federal stimulus package, it's obvious they don't understand that or care.

Let's Get Our Priorities Straight

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Cannibalizing our state's future through cuts to education is the exact opposite of the kind of reform and long-term thinking we need from our leaders in Sacramento.

500 Mayors for Health Care Reform

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Reforming the health care system is at the heart of our economic recovery. Rising health care costs are taking money out of our wallets and making it more expensive to do business.

A Model for Universal Health Care Coverage

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Our experience in San Francisco is proving what most Americans already know -- it is much less expensive to keep people well than it is to treat their sickness.

Scaling San Francisco's Universal Health Care Program

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Our experience in San Francisco is proving what most Americans already know -- it is much less expensive to keep people well than it is to treat their sickness.

The Race to an EV Future: Being First to an Electric Vehicle Grid

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Portland and San Francisco have been battling for the title of the most sustainable city for years. We welcome Portland's latest challenge and hope that this EV competition will spread across the country.

It's Official...I am Running for Governor of California

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

In San Francisco, we're showing what can be accomplished when we stop looking back and start looking for solutions. We can't keep returning to the same old, tired ideas and expect a different result.

Power America With Ocean Energy

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

We need to invest in the technology to make America the world leader in renewable energy. Offshore wind power is one promising source of energy that is commercially viable today.

A Conversation About Expanding Health Care Access

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

The need for bold programs addressing the health care crisis was brought into focus by a new report showing that more than 500,000 Californians have lost their health care since the start of the recession.

San Francisco Mayor Newsom Begins Campaigning For Governor

Wall Street Journal | STU WOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Voters haven't put a Northern California politician in the governor's office in 47 years, which helps explain why San Francisco Mayor G...

Greening Buildings to Create Jobs

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

New construction typically represents less than one percent of San Francisco's built environment in any given year. Greening existing buildings is more challenging than new construction.

Help us reach 30,000 Facebook Supporters in 30 Days

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gavin Newsom

Our Facebook Drive is about developing a modern communication system that will help create an army of Californians to not only hear our policy ideas but help implement them as well.

A Green Future for All Americans

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

As Obama's new energy plan takes shape we should look to innovative companies like 1BOG and programs like GoSolarSF that provide opportunities for all communities in a new green economy.

Newsom's YouTube-athon: A One-Man Show, Hold Your Applause

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

Newsom has now sealed himself an a multi-hour air pocket, using technology to remove himself further from the actual public square of politics that allows residents to mix it up with their elected officials.

An Interactive State of the City

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Instead of a traditional speech behind a podium, this year I am delivering my State of the City address directly to my constituents in a series of ten webisodes.

Recharge America with Electric Cars

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Yesterday, joined by San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums, I announced a nine-step policy plan for transforming the Bay Area into the "Electric Vehicle (EV) Capital of the U.S."

The Fight Goes On

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

On the same ballot that we were granting more "rights" to chickens, a slim majority of voters were stripping rights away from our fellow Californians. This cannot stand. This will not stand.

It's Up To Us Now, Protect Marriage Equality

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

We have less than 24 hours to protect the freedom to marry by persuading every single person we know to vote NO on Prop. 8 in California.

Protect Marriage Equality, Join California's Fight

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

When it became clear a few weeks ago that right-wing extremists were pouring millions of dollars into our state to attack our fundamental freedom to marry -- Californians who care about justice started fighting back.

Historic Day for Marriage Equality

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

All across the country, communities are reaching the conclusion that separate is not equal, and that we should not harm our friends by denying them equal treatment under the law.

A Hero in the Struggle for Marriage Equality

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gavin Newsom

Thanks in large measure to the struggle and sacrifice of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, gays and lesbians can finally legally marry in California. But Proposition 8 seeks to eliminate that right.

A Sustainable Vision for the Heart of San Francisco

Gavin Newsom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin Newsom

Joined by former President Bill Clinton I announced that San Francisco will have new and improved government center will maximize energy and water efficiency, reduce waste, and increase the use of wastewater.