SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The budget deficit vs. City employee benefits

"This year, the City will spend nearly $900 million on health care and pension benefits for current and retired city workers. This is projected to grow by 60 percent in the next four years. Why are benefit costs growing so rapidly? What impact might this have on basic services and the overall ability for local government to function effectively? And most importantly, what is being done to manage this spike in costs? With Micki Callahan and Steve Ponder of the Department of Human Resources."



Health Benefits of Ciclovia Events Outweigh Costs

Ciclovia, Sunday Parkways, Open Streets, Walk and Roll — no matter what your community calls its car-free street event, they are well worth the effort, according to a new study published in the Journal of Urban Health. A careful cost-benefit analysis of Ciclovia-style events in four different countries found that the health benefits of these type of […]

SFBC E-Bike ride and Glide

  Free public workshop co-sponsored with City College of San Francisco and SF Environment to experience and learn the benefits, variety, and features of Electric Bicycles. These sell by the millions annually in Europe and Asia, but remain little-known in the United States. A variety of technologies and features have increased capabilities while lowering costs […]