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2014 Good Government Awards: How Douglas Legg Keeps SF Streets in Fighting Shape

SPUR’s 34th annual Good Government Awards, held March 11, 2014, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.

For 15 years Douglas Legg has delivered results-oriented service to the San Francisco Department of Public Works. Legg oversaw development of the 2011 Road Repaving and Street Safety Bond, a $248 million funding initiative that has repaved 854 city blocks to date. Most recently he ushered in DPWStat, a tool for construction schedules, street cleaning, building and sidewalk repairs, and trash receptacle complaints. In District 10, for example, 97 percent of graffiti is now cleaned up within 48 hours — a 17 percent improvement that did not decrease service times in other districts. Legg has successfully navigated San Francisco’s complicated and contentious budget process with integrity, sound policy arguments and political deftness.


Douglas Legg: Keeping SF Streets in Fighting Shape from SPUR on Vimeo.


Learn about our other 2014 Good Government Award winners:

How Zoon Nguyen United 500 Couples in One Weekend >>

How Lisa Wayne Protects SF’s Natural Areas >>

How the LEAP Team Keeps Kids Out of Trouble >>

How SF’s Rim Fire Team Defended City Resources >>