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News Releases

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Highlights San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Parade & Civic Celebration Planning

Mayor Lee Highlights San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Parade & Civic Celebration Planning

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted planning around the parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Former Boston Mayor

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Former Boston Mayor

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino who died of cancer.

Mayor Lee Announces Minimum Wage Increase to $11.05 Per Hour Starting in 2015

Mayor Lee Announces Minimum Wage Increase to $11.05 Per Hour Starting in 2015

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s minimum wage of $10.74 per hour will be adjusted to $11.05 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants World Series Victory

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants World Series Victory

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement after the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Championship title after tonight’s World Series Game Seven against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City.

Mayor Lee Announces Broadcast of Giants 2014 World Series Game Six at Civic Center Plaza

Mayor Lee Announces Broadcast of Giants 2014 World Series Game Six at Civic Center Plaza

City to Host Public Viewing of Tuesday’s Potential Clinching World Series Away Game for Families, Fans

Mayor Lee Signs Legislation to Regulate Short-Term Residential Rentals In San Francisco

Mayor Lee Signs Legislation to Regulate Short-Term Residential Rentals In San Francisco

City’s New Homesharing Ordinance is Landmark Regulation for Emerging Sharing Economy; Will Help San Francisco Residents Make Ends Meet While Protecting Limited Housing Stock, Requiring Hotel Tax Payment

Mayor Lee's Statement on Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Tax Exclusion Report

Mayor Lee's Statement on Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Tax Exclusion Report

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on the Controller’s Report on the Three-Year Review on the Impact of the Central Market Payroll Tax Exclusion since the City’s adoption of the Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion in 2011:

Mayor Lee & Kansas City Mayor James Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on 2014 World Series

Mayor Lee & Kansas City Mayor James Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on 2014 World Series

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Kansas City Mayor Sly James today agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals.

Mayor Lee Commemorates 25th Anniversary Of Loma Prieta Earthquake

Mayor Lee Commemorates 25th Anniversary Of Loma Prieta Earthquake

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco Bay Area leaders, first responders and the community at the Exploratorium to mark the 25th Anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, which struck the San Francisco Bay Area at 5:04 p.m. on October 17, 1989.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Passing Of San Francisco Tenant Advocate Ted Gullicksen

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Passing Of San Francisco Tenant Advocate Ted Gullicksen

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of San Francisco Tenants Union Executive Director Ted Gullicksen.

Mayor Lee Announces Completed School Safety Projects to Reach Vision Zero

Mayor Lee Announces Completed School Safety Projects to Reach Vision Zero

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) completed four school area safety projects to increase pedestrian safety Citywide and help San Francisco reach its Vision Zero goals.

Mayor Lee Appoints Colin Lacon as Mayor’s Director of Strategic Partnerships

Mayor Lee Appoints Colin Lacon as Mayor’s Director of Strategic Partnerships

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his appointment of Colin P. L. Lacon as Mayor’s Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Farrell Launch Free Wi-Fi Across 32 of San Francisco’s Parks, Plazas & Open Spaces

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Farrell Launch Free Wi-Fi Across 32 of San Francisco’s Parks, Plazas & Open Spaces

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell launched the City’s free municipal wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) in Parks project at 32 parks, plazas and open spaces across San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Announces Legislation for City to Lease 250 Kearny for Homeless Veteran Housing

Mayor Lee Announces Legislation for City to Lease 250 Kearny for Homeless Veteran Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced legislation for the City to lease a 136-unit building at 250 Kearny Street in the Financial District that will put San Francisco within reach of ending chronic veteran’s homelessness.

Mayor Lee & President Chiu Propose Reforms to Expand & Strengthen Local Small Business Contracting

Mayor Lee & President Chiu Propose Reforms to Expand & Strengthen Local Small Business Contracting

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu introduced legislation to expand contracting opportunities for local small businesses.

Mayor Lee Awards Contract to Manufacture Next Generation of Muni Light Rail Vehicles to Siemens

Mayor Lee Awards Contract to Manufacture Next Generation of Muni Light Rail Vehicles to Siemens

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by members of the Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to award Siemens a contract to manufacture Muni’s next generation of light rail vehicles.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Jobs & Economic Impact of Water Sector

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Jobs & Economic Impact of Water Sector

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the newly released study The National Economic and Labor Impacts of the Water Utility Sector on how water infrastructure projects are putting people to work and growing local and regional economies

Mayor Lee Launches LatinSF Initiative

Mayor Lee Launches LatinSF Initiative

Mayor Edwin M. Lee officially launched the LatinSF economic development initiative at Silicon Valley Day in Mexico City as part of his official trade mission to Latin America. Modeled after the groundbreaking China-San Francisco economic development initiative ChinaSF, LatinSF is a new economic development initiative to promote business and trade between San Francisco and Latin America.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Mission Neighborhood Five-Alarm Fire

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Mission Neighborhood Five-Alarm Fire

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the five-alarm fire that started at 2632 Mission Street near 22nd Street in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood this afternoon.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Alvin Andrews

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Alvin Andrews

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the tragic death of Alvin Andrews, who died while working on a cleanup crew in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood.

Mayor Lee Announces Funding for Small Site Acquisition Program to Protect Longtime San Francisco Tenants

Mayor Lee Announces Funding for Small Site Acquisition Program to Protect Longtime San Francisco Tenants

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced funding availability for acquisition and rehabilitation financing for the multi-family rental buildings of 5-25 units through the new Small Sites Program.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Death of Actor Robin Williams

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Death of Actor Robin Williams

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of beloved actor Robin Williams.

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 swore in new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor Lee Sends $500 Million Transportation Infrastructure Bond To November 2014 Ballot

Mayor Lee Sends $500 Million Transportation Infrastructure Bond To November 2014 Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed the $500 million general obligation bond for transportation infrastructure for the November 2014 ballot that would significantly improve San Francisco’s transportation network without raising property tax rates.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco’s Consensus Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Measure

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco’s Consensus Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Measure

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the Board of Supervisors final unanimous approval to send a consensus measure to raise the City’s minimum wage to the November 2014 ballot.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco’s Consensus Housing Policy Ballot Measure

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco’s Consensus Housing Policy Ballot Measure

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the Board of Supervisors final approval to send the consensus housing policy measure to the November 2014 ballot.

Mayor Lee Signs City’s Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 & 2015-16

Mayor Lee Signs City’s Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 & 2015-16

Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed the City’s two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 and 2015-16 after the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous final approval yesterday to close the budget deficits of $66.7 million in FY 2014-15 and $133.4 million in FY 2015-16.

Mayor Lee Announces City’s Open Data Strategic Plan

Mayor Lee Announces City’s Open Data Strategic Plan

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the release of a multi-year strategic plan for the City’s Open Data, another major milestone in San Francisco’s landmark Open Data initiatives.

Mayor Lee Highlights Housing Progress in Transbay & Citywide

Mayor Lee Highlights Housing Progress in Transbay & Citywide

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted the housing progress in the Transbay Transit Center District ensuring San Francisco’s housing goal of 30,000 new and rehabilitated homes in the City by 2020, with at least one-third of those permanently affordable.

Mayor Lee Announces Two New Parks & Urban Open Space in South of Market

Mayor Lee Announces Two New Parks & Urban Open Space in South of Market

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim announced the opening of a new skate park and dog park as part of the South of Market (SoMa) West Improvement Projects, bringing new vitality for families in the neighborhood.

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