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A New Course for Mid-Market

September 2, 2010
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Blight. Neglect. Crime. These are the words that come to mind when you think of San Francisco’s Mid-Market Street area. Once a hub of retail and the arts, Mid-Market has become four blocks of boarded-up storefronts in the middle of our city’s most significant transit corridor.

Three Questions for San Francisco Voters

August 18, 2010
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If you live or work in San Francisco, you may be asking yourself whether or not your elected leaders are for paychecks or pink slips?, buses or benefits?, parks or pensions? These are the questions appearing on billboards, at bus shelters,

A Victory for Jobs

August 3, 2010
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Our city took an important step forward last week in growing our economy and revitalizing one of its most underserved communities.  After more than a decade of review and debate, the Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to approve the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment,

Now is Not the Time for New Taxes

July 21, 2010
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Once again, San Francisco voters see eye-to-eye with the Chamber when it comes to the economy. Earlier this year, the Chamber’s CityBeat poll revealed that like the Chamber, voters believe jobs and the economy are the city’s top issues.

A Defining Moment for Jobs

July 7, 2010
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The rubber is finally meeting the road for the city’s single largest job-creating project of the decade. Next week, the Board of Supervisors will vote whether or not to approve the Hunters Point Shipyard Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The result will either usher in a new era of jobs and economic growth or kill one of the nation’s largest ongoing development projects.

Average is not good enough in today’s economy

June 16, 2010
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has shown some encouraging progress in addressing jobs and the economy this year. On Monday, the Chamber released a Mid-Year Paychecks & Pink Slips Scorecard revealing the performance of each Supervisor on his or her voting record on the top 10 legislative actions impacting jobs,

Vote for a Better Economic Future on June 8

June 2, 2010
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While the headlines surrounding next week’s California Primary Election are largely focused on the Republican Gubernatorial Candidates, the June 8 ballot contains several measures critical to business and the economic future of our city and state. From open primaries to pension reform,

Making our Voices Heard in Sacramento

May 21, 2010
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As Republicans and Democrats in the State Legislature digest the Governor’s proposed $83 billion budget, the Chamber met with lawmakers in Sacramento this week to advocate on issues impacting San Francisco’s business climate. More than two dozen business leaders attended this year’s CityState trip meeting with lawmakers including: Senator Mark Leno,

Let’s Bring Civility Back to Our Sidewalks

May 5, 2010
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As San Franciscans we are tolerant. We celebrate diversity and empathize with those less fortunate. But when it comes to bad behavior on our sidewalks, its time to say enough is enough.

Everyone has the right to use the public sidewalk.

Another opportunity this week to create jobs in San Francisco

April 27, 2010
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Jobs were dealt a blow last week when the Board of Supervisors voted to reject Planning Commission recommendations that would have approved the environmental documents for the 555 Washington St. residential development at the foot of the Transamerica Pyramid. But after five years and $6 million,