Mayor sizes up campaign pledges with his performance
From the Mayor's Office of Communications
January 20, 2006
Marking the mid-way point of his administration which officially
fell on January 8, Mayor Gavin Newsom yesterday released an index
of all policy pledges he has made both as a candidate for mayor
and as mayor.
The index provides a comprehensive summary and the current status
of the administration's policy pledges. It identifies 327 policy
promises, of which 54% are done and ongoing, meaning a policy
has been created and is being implemented , 42% in progress, and
4% have been reconsidered, having proven unworkable.
Updated on a weekly basis, the policy index is a working document
that the Mayor uses to manage departments and to measure results.
It tracks the status of policy pledges, like the Mayor's pledge
to create universal affordable WiFi, remove all seniors from the
homeless shelter system and establish a local Earned Income Tax
The matrix also identifies pledges the administration is still
working to implement, like instituting a more equitable payroll
Mayor Newsom who reviews an updated index on a regular basis,
called it "an essential tool for accountability and management
- one that ensures transparency."
The Mayor continued saying, "It's not enough to say we are
going to do something - we need to measure results and hold ourselves
accountable to the outcome. That's the only we can know if a policy
is working - or not."
Newsom policy index documents:
Policy Index summary
Policy Index detail