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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,

Let’s Refocus on Paychecks

April 12, 2010
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For a city facing a 10.3 percent unemployment rate and a $522 million budget deficit, we spent a lot of time last week on seemingly extraneous legislation. From declaring Mondays meat-free to banning Muni window advertising, one has to ask – is the Board of Supervisors focused on the right priorities?

Optimism Drives the Economy in Dubai

March 31, 2010
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As nations across the globe contemplate the best actions to compete in tomorrow’s economy, one city is already realizing the benefits of its investments.  I had the opportunity to travel to Dubai earlier this month with 40 other chamber of commerce executives on a trip planned and hosted by the Dubai Chamber and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).  

Advocating for San Francisco

March 20, 2010
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This was a busy week on Capitol Hill as groups across the nation – including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce – assembled to advance their causes prior to the upcoming spring legislative hearings and appropriations.

The national League of Cities drew municipal leaders from across the country to highlight the needs of cities and towns.

Business and Voters United

March 3, 2010
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San Francisco business and voters see eye to eye when it comes to jobs, the economy, the city budget, and just about every other major issue facing San Francisco. Our shared concerns and priorities were made loud and clear today as we unveiled the Chamber’s annual CityBeat poll at our 2010 meeting and CityBeat Breakfast event at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Countdown to the Census

February 17, 2010
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A month from today, people nationwide will start receiving their 2010 Census forms in the mail. As always, you will be asked to answer 10 questions and return your form by Census Day, April 1. This seemingly small task is much more than a mandated statistical exercise – it is a once-a-decade opportunity for every individual to take part in a process which defines who we are as a nation.

Give Business a Reason to Create Jobs

February 3, 2010
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As the city moves closer to the end of its fiscal year and a half-a-billion dollar budget deficit, there is one thing everyone agrees on: economic recovery must begin with jobs.  That is why the Board of Supervisors should schedule,

City Rising into a New Decade

January 20, 2010
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January 1 marked our passage into 2010, and a new decade.  As economists and pundits continue to debate when we will begin to see signs of true economic recovery, two things are clear.  First, 2010 will be another year of great challenge and opportunity.