A city without children has no future.
The extremes are we have over 550 people in San Francisco earning over $100,000 a year, ... Principally, that's based on the ability to generate upwards of 90 percent of their salary in overtime expenditures.
I think we're on firm legal footing and legal grounds, and certainly I believe very strongly and passionately we're on the right moral ground, ... Late Edition.
stale rhetoric. Divisive rhetoric. Absurd.
However, no one is more disappointed than the tens of thousands of couples and their families that won't have the same rights and privileges that Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have been afforded,
This president [Obama] has done more for the LGBT community than any president in history. It's just an objective fact. And his legacy is secure in terms of the advancement of the rights of the LGBT community, from Don't Ask, Don't Tell to his support for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and
San Francisco can no longer afford to be a city divided between downtown and neighborhoods, with a downtown that becomes a ghost town when workers go home for the evening
This is real. This is about basic, fundamental rights. It's about laying a foundation of equality for everybody, and he missed a golden opportunity to stand on history and to do something that is noble and appropriate. By no means was this a profile in courage. What a wasted moment for his administr
As Mayor, I will lead city government, businesses, and community groups to support innovative projects that will make San Francisco streets and public places vibrant and healthy
My heart is heavy, ... I respectfully disagree with the Supreme Court's decision, but I respect the court and will respect the order.
You know we're the only city -- I think we're the only big city in America ... there may be an exception or two ... that women are running the Police Department, Fire Department and our emergency services. That's why I feel so safe. And I'll tell you why. Women put their egos aside. You get these gu
Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base
[Mayor Gavin Newsom, citing the likelihood of a successful court challenge, said he hasn't bothered to take a position on the measure.] It's a symbolic gesture, ... It's a public opinion poll.
I never, ever considered an evacuation strategy in San Francisco that would require the entire city to evacuate, ... I'd have to have five aircraft carriers collecting dust waiting off the coast.
The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety.
If Hurricane Katrina didn't prove it to you, I don't know what will, ... I'm not waiting, in the event of an emergency, for Air Force One.
Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce
I think the most important thing is finding the bodies, ... This recovery effort is difficult. Everyone needs closure, not only the family, but the community.
San Francisco has long been a leader in the arts, nurturing generations of painters, sculptors, poets, novelists, playwrights, film-makers, and performing artists and innovators of every kind.
My intent is to have the taxpayers pay little or nothing,
We recognize that the arts are an essential part of San Francisco's cultural vitality. Gavin Ne
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive
The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California. Gavin Ne
Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have
I feel we are very well prepared for a disaster ... but the reality is you can never be prepared enough. Never.
The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.
Be willing to make bold decisions and be willing to make glorious mistakes. Learn from your mistakes, but you've got to be willing to make them first.
It's the old adage, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained, ... While this is unique, we consider ourselves unique.
As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful, well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options
All I can think of is, what's next? ... That's what's so exciting - how do we top this?