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‘SFpark’ Opens Parking Data

April 26, 2011 by Jay Nath

A new project from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency allows drivers to check out parking pricing and availability from the web or iPhone and iPad, and enables flexible pricing for the most desirable parking spots at different hours throughout the day. You can fill up on information about SFpark here. SFpark has also...[read more]

Living With Catastrophe

April 19, 2011 by Bethany Henderson

Elaine Sullivan2011 City Hall Fellow, San FranciscoIn the March 28th issue of "The New Yorker," I came across this paragraph in Evan Osnos' article "Aftershocks: Living with catastrophe," which had been put under the header "Letter from Japan":On the hilltop overlooking the ruined city if Rikuzentakata, Jimbo met a semi-retired man in...[read more]

Thinking Global, Acting Local: Let’s Do It SF!

April 14, 2011 by Jay Nath

City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s Office today launched an initiative very dear to my heart, Let’s Do It SF! The anti-blight campaign brings together resources from City departments including DPW, 311 and SF Environment, as well as mobile and Web geo-tagged incident reporting from SeeClickFix and Open311, and the inspiration of an...[read more]

Open Gov Summit Planning in SF

January 28, 2011 by Jay Nath

I headed over to Granicus’ SoMa offices last night to join in a local planning meeting for an SF Bay Area open government summit. Eight of us discussed a local event as part of a U.S.-wide series of municipal-level summits to organize around and promote themes of transparency, participation and collaboration in government. In the...[read more]

San Francisco Creates App Store

September 25, 2009 by Jeffrey Peel

The city of San Francisco today announced the launch of the DataSF App Showcase (www.datasf.org/showcase). The site will, according to the City’s Mayor, “celebrate the innovators and innovations from a more collaborative and open government. On the site the public can browse examples of new ways in which Bay Area constituents are...[read more]