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Monday, June 14, 2010

Seasonal Leap Sees City Construction Up 74 percent from February

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 2:58 PM

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The Bay Area economy may not have rebounded yet, but new San Francisco construction leaped by 74 percent in April, with builders taking out permits for construction projects valued at $112 million, according to the new Government Barometer produced by the city controller's office.


The construction uptick doesn't appear to represent a positive

long-term trend, however. Last April, developers obtained permits for

construction projects valued at $121 million, the Barometer reported.

In

other city government news, the Health San Francisco public

health care program continues to grow with 52,477 current members, up

32 percent from last year.

City workers are more laggard than a

year ago in responding to requests to fill potholes. According to the

Barometer, in April workers responded to such a requests within 72 hours

only 35 percent of the time. A year earlier, workers were quick to fill

potholes 69 percent of the time.

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