311 San Francisco Customer Service Center - Easy-to-remember telephone number that connects residents, businesses, and visitors to highly-trained Customer Service Representatives ready to help with general government information and services, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Official site maintained by the City and County of San Francisco.
ABAG Online - One of 560 regional planning agencies across the nation working to solve problems in land use, housing, environmental quality, and economic development.
Assessment Appeals Board - An independent agency, separate from the Assessor's Office, established to decide disputes between the Assessor's Office and property owners. It is the duty of the Assessment Appeals Board to equalize the valuation of the taxable property within the City and County of San Francisco for the purpose of taxation.
Assessor-Recorder - Recordation of documents; valuation of property. Location: City Hall, 1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102; (415) 554-5596.
Board of Appeals - A quasi-judicial body created originally under the Charter of 1932, whose mission is the processing, hearing and deciding of appeals of departmental decisions involving the granting, denial, suspension, or revocation of permits, licenses, and other use entitlements by various commissions, departments, bureaus, agencies and officers of the City & County of San Francisco. The granting or denial of variances and other determinations by the Zoning Administrator, and discretionary review decisions and downtown building authorizations of the Planning Commission are included. Location: 1660 Mission, Room 3036, 94103; (415) 575-6880.
City of Berkeley (CoBWEB) - CoBWEB comprises all documents, databases, log files, web pages, and other information and materials residing on any Berkeley city-owned web server made accessible to the public.
Cityspan - Official web site of the City and County of San Francisco.
CleanPowerSF - The City's clean power program that promises to provide San Francisco with a 100%, California-certified renewable energy alternative. CleanPowerSF would give residential electricity consumers a choice by allowing residents to choose between two energy providers (CleanPowerSF or PG&E). When residents choose CleanPowerSF, not only will they reduce their personal carbon footprint, but they'll also decrease San Francisco's greenhouse gas emission and help combat global climate change.
County Clerk - In the County Clerk's office, people and businesses file documents which relate to: names of businesses; marriages; domestic partnerships; notaries public; environmental impact reports; and others. (Ph: 415-554-4950).
District Attorney - Juvenile, criminal and special prosecutions; family violence; bad check enforcement; investigations. (Ph: 415-553-1752).
Mayor - Location: 1 Carleton B. Goodlett Place 94102. Administrative Offices: (415) 554-6141.
Munisource - Largest collection of municipal government related infomation on the Internet with direct links to 3,500 official municipal sites in 44 countries.
Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT) - A free training program for individuals, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations in San Francisco. Through this program, individuals will learn the basics of personal preparedness and prevention.
Emergency Repairs - (After 4 PM and Weekends) (415) 695-2020
Grafitti Hotline (415) 241-9274
Pot Hole Repair, Street Repair Complaints (415) 695-2100
Street Environmental Services (to report dumping on streets and sidewalks, tree and landscaping maintenance) (415) 282- 5326
Raker Act, 1913 - This is the Raker Bill, which eventually became the Raker Act, granting the city of San Francisco the right to dam the Hetch Hetchy Valley as a reservoir, and the unfulfilled right of municipalized electricity for the city. This was the last of several Senate hearings held on this contentious issue between 1909 and 1913. The hearing took place on September 24, 1913.
San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 12H: Immigration Status - San Francisco's sanctuary ordinance. "No department, agency, commission, officer or employee of the City and County of San Francisco shall use any City funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law or to gather or disseminate information regarding the immigration status of individuals in the City and County of San Francisco unless such assistance is required by federal or State statute, regulation or court decision."
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) - The federally-designated state coastal management agency for the San Francisco Bay segment of the California coastal zone. This designation empowers the Commission to use the authority of the federal Coastal Zone Management Act to ensure that federal projects and activities are consistent with the policies of the Bay Plan and state law.
San Francisco City and County Port Code - Under the Burton Act and Charter Section B3.581, the San Francisco Port Commission has the complete and exclusive authority to manage, regulate and control the harbor of San Francisco and to do all things it deems necessary in connection with the use, conduct, operation, management, maintenance, regulation, improvement and control of Port property. The Port has important interests in regulating activities on public access areas of Port property to protect visitors from safety hazards, prevent damage to theproperty and facilitate special event coordination.
San Francisco City Department and Agencies - All City and County agencies and departments that have a web site available online. Committees, commissions and other entities are grouped by related major agencies.
San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) - Assists older and functionally impaired adults and their families to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health and independence so that they can remain living in the community for as long as possible and maintain the highest quality of life. Coordinates an integrated, comprehensive range of social, mental health and long term care services.
San Francisco Department of Building Inspection - The regulatory building safety agency responsible for overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City and County of San Francisco's more than 200,000 commercial and residential buildings.
San Francisco Department of Elections - Information for residents of San Francisco about registering and voting in primary and general elections, campaign services, becoming a poll worker, poll providers, election results and data, and more.
San Francisco Department of Health - The Department achieves its mission through the work of two Divisions - the Community Health Network (CHN) and Population Health and Prevention. The CHN is the City's health system and has locations throughout the City including San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers. The Population Health and Prevention Division has a broad focus on the communities of San Francisco and is comprised of the Community Health and Safety Branch, Community Health Promotion and Prevention Branch, and the Community Health Services Branch.
San Francisco Ethics Commission - Serving the public, SF city officials and employees, and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws.
San Francisco Police Department - The Metro Division is comprised of five district stations encompassing downtown San Francisco. Areas and neighborhoods serviced include the Marina, Civic Center, North Beach, Chinatown, Tenderloin, South of Market, and the Mission district. The Golden Gate Division is comprised of district stations encompassing the outer areas and neighborhoods of San Francisco, and the Traffic Company. Areas and neighborhoods serviced include the Richmond, Sunset, Outer Mission, Ingleside, Excelsior, Bayview, and Hunter's Point. The Traffic Company's duties extend Citywide and include traffic accident investigation, traffic enforcement programs, dignitary escorts, parades, and controlling traffic flow during athletics events. (Ph: 415-553-0123 or 911 for emergencies).
San Francisco Port Commission - The Port of San Francisco is governed by a five member Board of Commissioners, each of whom is appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the City's Board of Supervisors.
San Francisco Public Works - Responsible for the care and maintenance of San Francisco’s streets and infrastructure. The department designs, builds, resurfaces and cleans streets; plants and maintains trees; designs, constructs and maintains city-owned facilities; conducts sidewalk and roadway inspections, constructs curb ramps, provides mechanical and manual street cleaning, removes graffiti from public property; and partners with the diverse neighborhoods in San Francisco. See Projects page.
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) - Founded in 1851, San Francisco Unified School District educates approximately 55,000 of San Francisco's pre-school, elementary, middle and high schools with the philosophy 'every child can learn.'
SFEnvironment - Mission is to improve, enhance, and preserve the environment, and to promote San Francisco's long-term wellbeing by developing innovative, practical and wide-ranging environmental programs in recycling, toxics reduction, environmental justice, energy efficiency, commute alternatives, and urban forest. Location: 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (Ph. 415-355-3700). SFEnvironment is a department of the City & County of San Francisco. Also see:
SF311 - 3-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects customers with highly-trained Customer Service Representatives ready to help you with non-emergency City and County of San Francisco government matters, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
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