|Sustainability Plan / Hazardous Materials / Indicators|
|Difference between motor oil purchased in the City and the amount that is properly recycled or disposed.||
|Equitable distribution of the hazardous material/waste exposure “load” throughout the City.||
|Number of contaminated sites within City borders.||
|Public awareness of hazardous materials/waste issues (especially proper use and disposal and knowledge of alternatives) as measured by annual survey (to measure effectiveness of outreach).||
|An upward-pointing arrow indicates that the measurement should rise
if the City is moving in the right direction; a downward-pointing arrow indicates
that the measurement should fall.
These indicators, sampled on a regular basis, will give a bird’s-eye view of whether San Francisco is moving toward or away from a sustainable future. Of course, none of the topics are completely covered by the few listed indicators, and there are certainly infinitely more things that could be tracked. These ongoing measures are meant to give an overall indication of whether the City is moving in the right direction, and provide a way of measuring significant trends without entailing major new expense for data-collection. Baselines for these indicators have yet to be researched.