Philip Ashlock replied to the topic Tools, Wikis for City to City sharing of Sustainability Policy? in the forum Forum Discussions 9 years, 11 months ago
Ask and you shall receive: http://policysf.org/ just launched today.
Mayor Newsom Launches PolicySF.org to Share Innovative San Francisco Policies
New web site provides step-by-step instructions on how Healthy San Francisco, JobsNow SF, DataSF.org and other San Francisco policies were implemented
02/22/10 – Today, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced the launch of PolicySF.org, an initiative designed to share successful San Francisco policies with other communities. The site showcases a number of San Francisco’s most innovative efforts from San Francisco’s universal health care program, Healthy San Francisco to the open data policy that powers the City’s Open Gov efforts on DataSF.org.
“I am pleased to announce the launch of PolicySF, a one-stop destination for idea sharing and collaboration to make it easier for other cities to learn about and implement creative solutions, like our universal health care program,” said Mayor Newsom. “Our hope is that by opening up our policy achievements to a broader community of government and civic leaders, these ideas can grow and take off in other cities.”
PolicySF contains “policy toolkits” which offer readers an overview of the policy, frequently asked questions, an explanation of the policy making process, and a copy of San Francisco’s legislation used to initiate the program. The web site provides step-by-step instructions on how the policies were implemented in San Francisco.
The new site currently features a number of San Francisco initiatives, including Healthy San Francisco, the City’s plastic bag ban, San Francisco Promise, JobsNow SF and San Francisco’s open data policy. More toolkits will be added to PolicySF in the weeks and months ahead.
Additionally, Mayor Newsom asked communities to share their own policy ideas with visitors to PolicySF.
“Perhaps someone in Chicago or Tulsa has figured out a creative solution to a problem and wants to let everyone know how to replicate it,” said Mayor Newsom. “We are trying to help communities solve challenging problems together by sharing some of the best ideas from our cities.”
PolicySF is part of a larger Open Gov Initiative for the City and County of San Francisco, which focuses on open data, open participation and open source.
Watch Mayor Newsom’s YouTube video announcing the launch of PolicySF: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bR2gKJKqIs
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