Supervisor moves to cut paper waste at City Hall 

Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting was all about purging bad habits.

While one supervisor wants to put an end to unnecessary calories, another is trying to put an end to wasteful use of paper at City Hall.

Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi on Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require city documents that are more than 10 pages to be produced electronically, unless a hard copy is legally required.

What seems like no-brainer legislation for San Francisco can be traced back to the thousands of pages of environmental documents for one single city project: the shipyard.

“Every year all of our offices receive thousands of pages of documents from economic analysis to draft EIRs and the city budget,” Mirkarimi said. “This compliments our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce unnecessary consumption of paper which will generate some financial savings as well.”

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