Blog: June, 2011
Good Government Awards: How JobsNow Put San Franciscans Back to Work
SPUR’s 31st annual Good Government Awards, held earlier this year, honored five City of San Francisco employees and teams who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.
The JobsNow Program was arguably the most innovative and effective subsidized employment program in the United States. During a time of high unemployment, the JobsNow team quickly built a local structure that put thousands to work in San Francisco. By acting fast and getting the word out to private and nonprofit employers, they were able to capture the largest amount per capita of any city in the country out of the Federal government's $5 billion in funding for subsidized employment. They were consistently ahead of target and had 1,000 people already enrolled in San Francisco at a time when no other city in the country had anyone enrolled. Upon termination of the program they had employed 4,127 people and captured almost $60 million in wages for San Franciscans. They managed and developed a program that efficiently put thousands to work, made strong connections with the business community and began to establish a new model for delivering workforce development services.
Ocean Beach Master Plan - Public Workshop #2
Please join us at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center on Saturday, June 4th for the Ocean Beach Master Plan Public Workshop #2.
The project team has been hard at work analyzing the impacts of different courses of action at Ocean Beach. You will have a chance to review several "test scenarios" and compare their outcomes in categories like ecology, infrastructure, and public access over a 100-year period. You can then work with us to assemble an approach that best serves the future of Ocean Beach.
This session will include both presentation and interactive participation. If possible, please arrive at the beginning and stay for the whole session
WHEN: Saturday, June 4th, 10am-1pm
(includes presentation and interactive work: please attend the whole session if possible)
WHERE: Golden Gate Park Senior Center, 6101 Fulton St. (@37th Ave)
TRANSIT: Muni 5-Fulton to 37th Ave.
(limited parking available, street parking is free)
PROJECT PARTNERS: California State Coastal Conservancy US National Park Service San Francisco Public Utilities Commission San Francisco Dept of Recreation and Parks San Francisco Dept of Public Works ACCESSIBILITY: This is an ADA accessible facility. Assistive listening devices, sign language, or translation services are available on request. QUESTIONS/CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
California State Coastal Conservancy
US National Park Service
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
San Francisco Dept of Recreation and Parks
San Francisco Dept of Public Works
This is an ADA accessible facility. Assistive listening devices, sign language, or translation services are available on request.