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News Releases

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Launches Navigation Center to Help Homeless Residents Access Services & Housing

Mayor Lee Launches Navigation Center to Help Homeless Residents Access Services & Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the wrap up of construction of the City’s new Navigation Center, a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the streets and into stable housing or residential treatment programs and get access to the services they need to stabilize their lives.

Mayor Lee & President Breed Announce City’s Long-Term Infrastructure & Technology Plans To Improve San Francisco’s Future

Mayor Lee & President Breed Announce City’s Long-Term Infrastructure & Technology Plans To Improve San Francisco’s Future

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced the City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-25 with the Five-Year Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Plan for FY 2016-20 at the Board of Supervisors to invest in San Francisco’s future.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on FCC Approval of New Rules Supporting Net Neutrality & Open Internet

Mayor Lee’s Statement on FCC Approval of New Rules Supporting Net Neutrality & Open Internet

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s approval of Title II, supporting net neutrality and protecting the open Internet.

Mayor Lee & City Administrator Kelly Announce Appointment of Virgina Donohue As City’s Director Of Animal Care & Control

Mayor Lee & City Administrator Kelly Announce Appointment of Virgina Donohue As City’s Director Of Animal Care & Control

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi L. Kelly announced the appointment of Virginia Donohue as Director of the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Department.

Mayor Lee Announces U.S. Department Of Housing & Urban Development Partnership to Re-Envision, Revitalize & Rebuild City’s Public Housing

Mayor Lee Announces U.S. Department Of Housing & Urban Development Partnership to Re-Envision, Revitalize & Rebuild City’s Public Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced an historic agreement for a $1.4 billion transformation plan for San Francisco’s public housing system.

Mayor Lee Announces New Record for Passenger Traffic at SFO

Mayor Lee Announces New Record for Passenger Traffic at SFO

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that a new all-time record for passenger traffic with a total of 47.2 million passengers traveling through the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was set in 2014.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On 11th Anniversary Of San Francisco’s Historic Issuance Of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses & U.S. Supreme Court Cases On Marriage Equality

Mayor Lee’s Statement On 11th Anniversary Of San Francisco’s Historic Issuance Of Same-Sex Marriage Licenses & U.S. Supreme Court Cases On Marriage Equality

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on this anniversary when on February 12, 2004, then Mayor Gavin Newsom directed the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Launches Large Vehicle Training Program to Increase Street Safety

Mayor Lee Launches Large Vehicle Training Program to Increase Street Safety

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the California Trucking Association, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Public Works, announced a Two-Year Vision Zero Action Strategy to help the City meet its goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Controller’s Six-Month Budget Status Report

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Controller’s Six-Month Budget Status Report

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the City Controller’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Six-Month Budget Status Report, providing the most recent expenditure and revenue information and projections for the Fiscal Year End and projecting an additional $21.6 million in year-end funds than previously expected.

Mayor Lee Announces New Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Academy Class

Mayor Lee Announces New Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Academy Class

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that a new 40 person San Francisco Fire Department H-3 EMT/Paramedic training academy will begin in March with graduates expected to be working by May.

Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services.

Mayor Lee & Board President Breed Announce San Francisco Exceeds Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Mayor Lee & Board President Breed Announce San Francisco Exceeds Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goal

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President London Breed announced that San Francisco greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 were 23 percent below 1990 levels and the City is on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent and 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2017 and 2025, respectively.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Bob Morales

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Bob Morales

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of San Francisco Film Commissioner Robert Morales.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to Record Low 3.8 Percent

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to Record Low 3.8 Percent

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 3.8 percent in December 2014 from 4.3 percent in October 2014, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Free Muni for Low Income Seniors & Disabled Riders

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Free Muni for Low Income Seniors & Disabled Riders

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors authorizing free Muni for low and moderate income seniors and disabled customers for FY 2015 and FY 2016, effective March 1, 2015.

Mayor Lee Outlines Shared Prosperity Agenda in 2015 State of the City Address

Mayor Lee Outlines Shared Prosperity Agenda in 2015 State of the City Address

Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2015 State of the City address at the recently completed Phase One expansion site of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market – the first new Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space in San Francisco in more than a decade – in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on City College of San Francisco Accreditation

Mayor Lee’s Statement on City College of San Francisco Accreditation

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC)’s decision to grant Restoration Status to City College of San Francisco (CCSF).

Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion of Muni Light Rail Fleet

Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion of Muni Light Rail Fleet

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by members of the Board of Supervisors and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced a major expansion of Muni’s fleet by purchasing an additional 40 Siemens light rail vehicles to improve reliability and safety.

Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion to Make Preschool Available to More San Francisco Families

Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion to Make Preschool Available to More San Francisco Families

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a major expansion of the existing Preschool for All program for all four-year-olds in San Francisco to enhance early education opportunities and to help meet the needs of working families in the City in advance of his State of the City address this week.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Helen Diller

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Helen Diller

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of San Francisco philanthropist Helen Diller.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Balanced Budget for California

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Governor Brown’s Proposed Balanced Budget for California

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s proposed 2015-16 balanced budget for the State of California.

Mayor Lee & SF2024 Bid Committee’s Statements on United States Olympic Committee Decision on 2024 Games Bid City

Mayor Lee & SF2024 Bid Committee’s Statements on United States Olympic Committee Decision on 2024 Games Bid City

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement regarding the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) decision on the U.S. city to bid for and host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mayor Lee Announces Appointment of Julie Christensen as District 3 Supervisor

Mayor Lee Announces Appointment of Julie Christensen as District 3 Supervisor

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his appointment of longtime District Three resident and business owner Julienne M. Christensen to the District Three Supervisor’s seat.

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of City Grants to Green & Beautify Neighborhoods

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of City Grants to Green & Beautify Neighborhoods

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced $1.2 million in matching Community Challenge Grants to residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and community groups to make neighborhood greening and beautification improvements.

Mayor Lee Highlights Housing & Infrastructure Improvements in Market & Octavia Neighborhood

Mayor Lee Highlights Housing & Infrastructure Improvements in Market & Octavia Neighborhood

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted progress in the Market and Octavia neighborhood, in Hayes Valley along the former Central Freeway right-of-way.

Mayor Edwin Lee’s Statement on Passing of Jerry Lee

Mayor Edwin Lee’s Statement on Passing of Jerry Lee

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Directors Member Jerry Lee.

Mayor Lee Announces $5.5 Million Gift from Kaiser Permanente to Support Community-Based Organizations

Mayor Lee Announces $5.5 Million Gift from Kaiser Permanente to Support Community-Based Organizations

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $5.5 million in grants from Kaiser Permanente that will support seven local nonprofits dedicated to improving the health of at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mayor Lee Announces Purchase Of 61 New Hybrid Muni Buses To Improve Transit Service Across City

Mayor Lee Announces Purchase Of 61 New Hybrid Muni Buses To Improve Transit Service Across City

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will purchase 61 hybrid diesel buses after receiving unanimous approval by the Board of Supervisors on legislation led by Supervisor Malia Cohen.

Mayor Lee Announces Completion of First Phase of Wholesale Produce Market Expansion With Good Eggs Relocation to Bayview

Mayor Lee Announces Completion of First Phase of Wholesale Produce Market Expansion With Good Eggs Relocation to Bayview

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Good Eggs, a farmers market meets online grocery, signed an approximate 56,000 square foot lease at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.

Mayor Lee Announces $15.5 Million in Playground Renovations

Mayor Lee Announces $15.5 Million in Playground Renovations

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that six playgrounds throughout the City will be completely renovated with funds from the voter-approved 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

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