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The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Announces HIV/AIDS Funding in City's Budget

Mayor Lee Announces HIV/AIDS Funding in City's Budget

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced backfilling Federal cuts to maintain the City’s current funding levels for HIV/AIDS prevention and health services to protect essential services to the City’s most vulnerable.

Mayor Lee Announces $1.8 Million in Funding to Support Legal Defense of Unaccompanied Minors

Mayor Lee Announces $1.8 Million in Funding to Support Legal Defense of Unaccompanied Minors

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $1.8 million in additional funding to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative (SFILDC) to support San Francisco’s immigrant community, particularly supporting legal services for unaccompanied minors in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Announces Appointment of Ivar Satero as Director of San Francisco International Airport

Mayor Lee Announces Appointment of Ivar Satero as Director of San Francisco International Airport

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the appointment of Ivar C. Satero as Director of the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), following the retirement of Director John L. Martin who has led the world class international airport for the last 20 years. Satero is currently the Chief Operating Officer of SFO and formerly held the position of Deputy Director for Design and Construction. His appointment is effective July 18, 2016.

Mayor Lee & Mayor Schaaf Announce Bay Area Women’s Summit

Mayor Lee & Mayor Schaaf Announce Bay Area Women’s Summit

Today San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Women’s Foundation of California and San Francisco City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced the Bay Area Women’s Summit, a landmark event that will bring together the most dynamic leaders in government, business, philanthropy, education and others, on Tuesday, June 21st at Moscone Center North in San Francisco. The Summit will serve as a significant platform to engage influential leaders in the Bay Area and beyond in an action-oriented conversation that advances women’s equity, empowerment and opportunity in the region.

Mayor Lee Announces Appointments of Patrick Mulligan as Director of Office of Labor Standards Enforcement &  Shireen Mcspadden as New Executive Director of Department of Adult & Aging Services

Mayor Lee Announces Appointments of Patrick Mulligan as Director of Office of Labor Standards Enforcement & Shireen Mcspadden as New Executive Director of Department of Adult & Aging Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the appointments of Patrick Mulligan as Director of the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (OLSE) and Shireen McSpadden as the Executive Director of the Department of Adult and Aging Services (DAAS).

Mayor Lee Unveils City Resilience Strategy On 110th Anniversary Of 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire

Mayor Lee Unveils City Resilience Strategy On 110th Anniversary Of 1906 Great Earthquake & Fire

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the release a citywide resiliency strategy created as part of a grant from 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC). One of the recommendations of the City’s Resilient San Francisco – Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow – is the launch of the new Office of Resilience and Recovery.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Japan & Ecuador Earthquakes

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Japan & Ecuador Earthquakes

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating twin earthquakes in Japan’s Kyushu region and major earthquake in Ecuador: “On the eve as we commemorate our City’s own 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire, on behalf of the residents of San Francisco, I extend our thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan and Ecuador. I would like to express our City’s condolences to the families and friends of those injured or killed in the aftermath of these devastating earthquakes.

Mayor Lee's Statement on Golden State Warriors' Record Season & NBA Playoff Start

Mayor Lee's Statement on Golden State Warriors' Record Season & NBA Playoff Start

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement as the Golden State Warriors start the NBA playoff season this weekend.

Mayor Lee, Supervisors Kim & Wiener, Metropolitan Transportation Commission & Transbay Joint Powers Authority Announce New Transbay Transit Center Financing Plan

Mayor Lee, Supervisors Kim & Wiener, Metropolitan Transportation Commission & Transbay Joint Powers Authority Announce New Transbay Transit Center Financing Plan

Mayor Edwin M. Lee along with Supervisor and Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner Scott Wiener, Supervisor and Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) Director Jane Kim, and TJPA Board Chair Greg Harper today announced a proposed financing package to allow completion of the Transbay Transit Center, Phase One.

U.S. Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

U.S. Mayors Unite Against Discrimination

In Wake of Discriminatory Laws Against LGBT Community in North Carolina & Mississippi, Coalition of U.S. Mayors with Community & Business Leaders Are Forming Coalition Group to Protect Rights of LGBT Communities.

Mayor Lee's Statement on San Francisco Police Officer Involved Shooting & Call For Office of Citizen Complaints Investigation

Mayor Lee's Statement on San Francisco Police Officer Involved Shooting & Call For Office of Citizen Complaints Investigation

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after a San Francisco police officer involved shooting on 19th Street in the Mission neighborhood resulted in the death of an individual.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Mississippi’s Discriminatory Law against LGBT Individuals

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Mississippi’s Discriminatory Law against LGBT Individuals

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed the Religious Freedom Law that openly allows discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the State of Mississippi

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Police Officers’ Homophobic & Racist Text Messages

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Police Officers’ Homophobic & Racist Text Messages

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after meeting with the San Francisco Police Department’s Police Employee Groups (PEG) that represent police officers from African American, Asian, Latino, women, LGBT and other communities.

Mayor Lee's Statement on State Legislature Approving Bill to Raise California's Minimum Wage

Mayor Lee's Statement on State Legislature Approving Bill to Raise California's Minimum Wage

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding both State Senate and State Assembly in approving Senate Bill 3, authored by Senator Mark Leno, to raise California’s minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2017 and increase it to $15 an hour by 2022.

Mayor Lee's Statement on Landmark Agreement to Raise California's Minimum Wage

Mayor Lee's Statement on Landmark Agreement to Raise California's Minimum Wage

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown and State legislators’ tentative agreement with labor unions to raise California’s minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2017 and increase it to $15 an hour by 2021

Mayor Lee's Statement on North Carolina's Discriminatory Law Against LGBT Indivisuals

Mayor Lee's Statement on North Carolina's Discriminatory Law Against LGBT Indivisuals

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law legislation overturning protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the State of North Carolina.

Mayor Lee Announces Installation of INTRUDE Featuring Five Monumental Illuminated Rabbits, Enlivening Civic Center Plaza with Public Art

Mayor Lee Announces Installation of INTRUDE Featuring Five Monumental Illuminated Rabbits, Enlivening Civic Center Plaza with Public Art

Large-Scale, Temporary Public Art Installation by Artist Amanda Parer Installed in Civic Center Plaza to Celebrate Public Art & Celebrate Families.

Mayor Lee Announces New Navigation Center & 200 Additional Homes To Help Homeless

Mayor Lee Announces New Navigation Center & 200 Additional Homes To Help Homeless

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City will open a new Navigation Center and lease an additional 200 units of housing for the homeless. The new Navigation Center, which will begin accepting clients in two months, will be located at the Civic Center Hotel, which will be expanded with additional supportive services.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Brussels Attacks

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Brussels Attacks

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating attacks on the international airport and metro station in Brussels, Belgium.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Passing Of Welton Flynn

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Passing Of Welton Flynn

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of H. Welton Flynn: "On behalf of our City, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Welton Flynn whose leadership and dedication represented the best in public service.

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Temporary Winter Shelters for Expected El Niño Storms

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Temporary Winter Shelters for Expected El Niño Storms

City Expands Emergency Assistance for Those Most in Need with More Shelter Beds & Continues Preparation to Get Ready for More Expected El Niño Storms

Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments & Reappointments to City Boards & Commissions

Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments & Reappointments to City Boards & Commissions

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor Lee & City Administrator Kelly Announce Appointment of Catherine Stefani as County Clerk

Mayor Lee & City Administrator Kelly Announce Appointment of Catherine Stefani as County Clerk

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Catherine Stefani as the County Clerk. “Catherine is a dedicated public servant known at City Hall for her consensus building, good judgment and commitment to public service, having served as legislative aide for the Board of Supervisors for nine years,” said Mayor Lee.

Mayor Lee Sends Public Health & Safety Bond to Expand Homeless Shelters & Mental Health Services & Improve Earthquake Readiness & Emergency Response to June 2016 Ballot

Mayor Lee Sends Public Health & Safety Bond to Expand Homeless Shelters & Mental Health Services & Improve Earthquake Readiness & Emergency Response to June 2016 Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed legislation to send a $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond to the June 2016 ballot. The initiative will expand access to mental health services for San Francisco residents, including homeless people living on the streets, and seismically upgrade and strengthen the City’s vital public health care facilities and emergency medical response infrastructure to ensure their viability after a major earthquake.

Mayor Lee Announces Vision Zero Projects Completed Ahead of Schedule With More on the Way

Mayor Lee Announces Vision Zero Projects Completed Ahead of Schedule With More on the Way

Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the completion of 30 high-priority safety projects in support of Vision Zero, the City’s goal to eliminate all traffic deaths in San Francisco, six additional projects from initial goal.

Mayor Lee Announces Comprehensive Police Department Reforms

Mayor Lee Announces Comprehensive Police Department Reforms

Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Police Commission President Suzy Loftus, Police Chief Greg Suhr and community leaders announced a comprehensive package of police reforms to increase public safety, build greater trust between police officers and the community and make the department more responsive, transparent and accountable.

Mayor Lee Announces Affordable Housing Development Opportunities at Candlestick Point for Low Income & Formerly homeless Families

Mayor Lee Announces Affordable Housing Development Opportunities at Candlestick Point for Low Income & Formerly homeless Families

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) for two affordable housing developments with 290 new, permanently affordable homes on key parcels located at the site of the former Candlestick stadium at Candlestick Point in the Bayview.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Port Deputy Director Elaine Forbes as Interim Director of the Port of San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Port Deputy Director Elaine Forbes as Interim Director of the Port of San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Port Deputy Director Elaine Forbes as Interim Director of the Port of San Francisco, following the resignation of longtime Director Monique Moyer. Her appointment is effective March 1st.

Mayor Lee's Statement on Commemorating Mayor Alioto's 100th Birthday

Mayor Lee's Statement on Commemorating Mayor Alioto's 100th Birthday

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on celebrating what would have been the 100th Birthday of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, the 36th Mayor of San Francisco, who was born on February 12.

Mayor Lee Protects Tenants at Five Properties at Risk of Real Estate Speculation & Makes Properties Permanently Affordable

Mayor Lee Protects Tenants at Five Properties at Risk of Real Estate Speculation & Makes Properties Permanently Affordable

Purchase of Five Properties through Innovative Small Sites Program Marks Successful Preservation of At-Risk Rental Housing; Adds to Growing List of Housing Preserved in Mission Dolores, Outer Mission, South of Market, Duboce Triangle & Noe Valley Neighborhoods

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