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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cutting the Deficit: How Can Newsom, Supes Bring in Some Cash?

Posted By on Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:30 AM

There's a slight chill in the air and that lovely smell of Northern California winters is upon us. And you know what that means -- the city's broke. Again.

Mayor Gavin Newsom is a restaurant man, so he's familiar with eateries' tradition of framing their first dollars. Perhaps San Francisco can frame its last dollar? Or perhaps not -- maybe Newsom and the supervisors will find creative new ways of bringing in much-needed moolah to our starving city:
If you're not recycling, you're throwing it all away... - IMAGE   |   ALEXIA TSOTSIS
  • Image | Alexia Tsotsis
  • If you're not recycling, you're throwing it all away...

Newsom's work emptying out bottles was inspirational to his governmental colleagues. Supervisor Eric Mar decided that, for a change, he'd do something substantive as well:    

When the economy gives you lemons ... - IMAGE   |   ALEXIA TSOTSIS
  • Image | Alexia Tsotsis
  • When the economy gives you lemons ...
Of the five cents for every glass of lemonade Mar sells, two cents will go to the city, one cent will go to the San Francisco Eight defendents, and one cent goes to world peace.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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