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Friends of Ethics Supports Herrera, Chiu Reform Proposals

by Larry Bush 06.21.2013

Friends of Ethics is pleased to support your proposed reforms to the City’s good government laws. We see this legislation as an initial and exciting step in moving forward ethics reform. Toward that end, we urge the following amendments, along with the inclusion of several additional features, which we list separately. On the sections on […]

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A NEW STANDARD OF OPENNESS

by Adriel Hampton 02.16.2012

A couple dozen people were gathered at the SoMa offices of Granicus, a cloud vendor that provides streaming online video services to cities and legislative bodies throughout the U.S. It was after 9 p.m. and the crowd had dwindled as we realized that some of the main challenges of the event – CityCampSF Hackathon 2011 – could […]

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An Open Letter to the Board and Mayor

by Larry Bush 09.22.2011

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD AND THE MAYOR Next Tuesday the Board of Supervisors will go into Executive Session to consider amending the city’s Public Finance program in view of a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that found Arizona’s full public finance program to have constitutional problems. San Francisco’s partial public finance […]

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Help Yourself!

by Larry Bush 03.06.2011

Do It Yourself provides links to tools that help you mine data sources to tailor research results for your specific interests. Internet searches are a rapidly growing component for citizen empowerment and this list will be updated as additional tools prove worthwhile. Pro Publica Pro Publica won the Pulitzer Prize this year for investigative reporting. […]

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