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Let’s see, what are the names that I remember, the Castro’s Rafael Mandelman, the Police Commission’s David Onek (formerly, really? Didn’t know that), and Storefront’s Eric Jaye were all there, along with a few others I recognized.
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“For Immediate Release
February 26, 2011
More than 250 Gather to Help Reset San Francisco
Group Launched by Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting Is Dedicated to Creating a More Effective City Government
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The community of San Franciscans dedicated to better government gathered this morning at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park to help identify solutions to some of the city’s most pressing problems.
Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, who helped launch the group, praised the incredible dedication of so many San Franciscans who were willing to spend time addressing tough issues like better transportation, improving our schools, creating jobs and reforming city government.
“It’s time for San Francisco city government to be as creative and innovative as the rest of San Francisco. And it is going to take all of us to make that a reality,” Ting told the crowd of 250 gathered for the event billed as “Food for Thought.”
Phil Ting, who is a candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, summarized the mission ofReset San Francisco: “If politicians could solve our problems alone, we wouldn’t have so many pressing problems,” Ting said.
The participants split into work groups addressing such issues as transportation, education, tax reform, the environment, job creation and other topics. After nearly an hour of group discussion, the smaller groups reported back to the entire Reset San Francisco community on both key problems and possible solutions.
In the next week, the proceedings will be discussed online atwww.ResetSanFrancisco.org and the entire community will be able to vote online for which potential solutions to prioritize.
ResetSanFrancisco.org is an online organizing platform designed to give San Franciscans the tools and support they need to change city government. The community is scheduled to gather in person every month to help identify community issues and explore and implement solutions.
For additional information, please visit www.ResetSanFrancisco.org.”