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Vote Solar Publishes "GoSolarSF Progress Report: Economic & Environmental Benefits of San Francisco's Solar Program"
Tue, Jun 24, 2014  |  Renewable Energy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--The numbers are in for GoSolarSF and they are phenomenal.

Yesterday, the Vote Solar Initiative, one of the nation's leading advocates for solar energy, published a comprehensive environmental, jobs, and economic analysis of San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF incentive program entitled, "
Mayor Lee Announces Full Funding For GoSolarSF, Announcement Hailed At Major Labor Rally
Fri, May 02, 2014  |  Renewable Energy
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Just as community advocacy got underway to restore looming budget cuts to San Francisco's landmark GoSolarSF program, on Wednesday April 30 Mayor Ed Lee
Brightline Joins Midtown Residents And ALRP To File The Biggest Rent Control Petition In San Francisco History
Wed, Feb 05, 2014  |  Environmental Justice
SAN FRANCISCO -- On Monday, January 3, residents of Midtown Park Apartments, joined by civil rights nonprofit Brightline Defense, legal services provider AIDS Legal Referral Panel and over 50 supporters, filed the biggest rent control petition in the history of the City and County of San Francisco. The petition reques...
SF Local Hiring Success Continues
Sun, Nov 10, 2013  |  Local Hiring
The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development presented a mid-year local update to the 12-member Mayor's Construction Workforce Advisory Committee on October 30, 2013.

Halfway into the third year of mandatory local hiring, outcomes continue to exceed minimum local employment requirements. Across...
Governor Brown Signs Warriors Bill
Fri, Sep 27, 2013  |  Local Hiring
SAN FRANCISCO, September 27 - Today, legislation by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown that will transform 13 acres of polluted and nearly unusable San Francisco waterfront at Piers 30-32 and create thousands of local jobs.

Governor Brown's signature caps ...
Bayview Hunters Point Community Celebrates Groundbreaking Education and Jobs Program
Sat, Jul 13, 2013  |  Local Hiring
Graduation Ceremony And All-Day Block Party Brings Together Over 300 Community Members, City Officials, Families, And Labor Leaders To Celebrate The First Class Of Ten Students In A Program Designed To Help Residents Succeed As San Francisco Local Hires

SAN FRANCISCO—In a community where the media and eve...
SF School Board Unanimously Adopts Local Hiring and Contracting Policy
Thu, Jun 13, 2013  |  Local Hiring
Commissioners Establish Sweeping Changes On School District Construction, Increase Coordination With City's Local Hiring Program

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13--On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Education voted unanimously to establish its first-ever local hiring and contracting policy for School District co...
Local Hiring Success Continues Under Landmark SF Ordinance
Wed, May 22, 2013  |  Local Hiring
With Nearly 1 Million Hours Under Its Belt, City's Local Hiring Law Continues To Promote Powerful Community-Labor Partnership

May 22, 2013--Under a failed "good faith efforts" approach to connecting San Francisco residents with good-paying construction jobs, local workers made up an average of only 20% of...
GoSolarSF Funding Doubles As Mayor Lee Delivers On Commitment To Restore Cuts
Thu, Mar 14, 2013  |  Renewable Energy
Like a quarterback leading a team of environmental and green jobs advocates down a field of renewable energy goals, Mayor Ed Lee has put San Francisco’s successful GoSolarSF program within inches of the goal line by announcing yesterday that he has doubled funding for the incentive effective July 1.

And unlike ...
City's Landmark Solar Program on Life Support
Mon, Feb 25, 2013  |  Renewable Energy
Clean Energy And Local Job Advocates Urged To Call The SFPUC At (415) 554-3155 And Say "I Support GoSolarSF"

Since 2008, San Francisco’s successful GoSolarSF program has enabled over 2,000 homeowners, tenants, businesses, and nonprofits to put solar panels on their roof, dramatically increasing the supply...

 

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