SAN FRANCISCO CIVIC CENTER PLAZA TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TO BRING ECLECTIC HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES AND TOY GIVEAWAY TO CIVIC CENTER ON TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 5:00 PM

Event will feature performances by Honey Mahogany, Jason Brock, the Tap Dancing Christmas Trees, the San Francisco Symphony, the Coventry Carolers, Charles Dickens, Scrooge, Santa, the Grinch and more!

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, –The SAN FRANCISCO CIVIC CENTER PLAZA TREE LIGHTING and toy giveaway on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:00 PM is a free, new annual event sponsored by the Civic Center Community Benefit District, Another Planet Entertainment, and the City of San Francisco.

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SF Small Business Commission Approves Two Businesses for the Legacy Business Registry

San Francisco, CA — On Monday, the San Francisco Small Business Commission unanimously approved two businesses for inclusion on the Legacy Business Registry – El Rio and Hwa Rang Kwan Martial Arts Center. The Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses as valuable cultural assets to the city and provides educational and promotional assistance to encourage their continued viability and success in San Francisco. In total, 113 small businesses that have been operating in San Francisco for 30 or more years are on the Legacy Business Registry.

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San Francisco Announces New Strategy to Empower & Support Freelancers Utilizing Online Platforms for Work

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San Francisco, CA— Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Department of Technology, and Supervisor Mark Farrell in partnership with Samaschool, a local non-profit specializing in digital literacy and online work competency, launched a strategy to support freelancers/self-employed individuals in response to the growing gig economy.

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San Francisco Announces a Development Partner for the Balboa Reservoir Project

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San Francisco, CA –The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Planning Department, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) are pleased to announce the selection of a development team to partner with the City to transform and bring new housing and open space to the Balboa Reservoir. The selected team for the 17-acre property will be led by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing. The partnership includes Pacific Union Development Company and nonprofit partners, Mission Housing and Habitat for Humanity for Greater San Francisco.
 

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San Francisco Releases Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

San Francisco, CA – Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) released its sixth annual report on the Mandatory Local Hiring Policy for Construction. The annual report, submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, exhibits the outcomes and achievements of the local workforce initiative since its signing into law in 2011. The Local Hiring Policy for Construction was established to ensure contractors are employing local residents on public works projects.

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Community Benefit District Forms for Japantown

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<p>“The Japantown Community Benefit District is an important milestone for the preservation and celebration of the Japanese American community in this City,” said Mayor Ed Lee.&nbsp; “San Francisco’s Japantown is only one of three remaining in the country and the formation of this District will ensure that the area’s cultural and historical resources remains vibrant. The community deserves significant recognition for working to sustain their rich cultural heritage for generations to come.”</p>

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