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Gavin Newsom: Can Electric Car Makers Learn from Cell Phone Innovations?

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/09/San_Francisco_Mayor_Gavin_Newsom_Cities_and_Time San Francisco Mayor (and 2010 California gubernatorial candidate) Gavin Newsom describes innovative ways of thinking about electric cars. He suggests a pricing plan for electric cars modeled after cell phone pricing plans. "Instead of buying minutes, you buy miles," says Newsom. ----- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is a strong advocate for sustainable urban planning and green business practices; he lead San Francisco to join the Kyoto Protocol, created significant incentives for solar power installation through the GoSolarSF program, and is working on an ambitious plan to make SF the "Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S." He discusses his ideas and plans for shaping the growth of cities during these turbulent times. - The Long Now Foundation Gavin Christopher Newsom is the current mayor of San Francisco. A Democrat, Newsom was elected mayor in 2003, succeeding Willie Brown and becoming San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years. Newsom graduated in 1989 from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. His PlumpJack Wine Shop, founded in 1992, grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise. He was first appointed by Willie Brown to serve on San Francisco's Parking and Traffic Commission in 1996, and was appointed the following year as Supervisor. Newsom drew voter attention with his Care Not Cash program, designed to move homeless people into city assisted care. He defeated Matt Gonzalez by 6% in his race for mayor in 2003. Newsom was reelected in the November 7 2007 mayoral election with 72 percent of the vote. On April 21, 2009, Newsom declared his candidacy in California's 2010 gubernatorial election.
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