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November 2012

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Announces First Investment in Affordable Housing & Down Payment Assistance Funding From Housing Trust Fund

Mayor Lee Announces First Investment in Affordable Housing & Down Payment Assistance Funding From Housing Trust Fund

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the first funding commitments for affordable housing and down payment assistance funded through the Housing Trust Fund, passed by San Francisco voters in November.

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Chu Launch Invest In Neighborhoods Pilot to Protect Small Businesses & Increase Access

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Chu Launch Invest In Neighborhoods Pilot to Protect Small Businesses & Increase Access

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu announced the launch of a new Invest in Neighborhoods pilot program called the Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Assessment Program.

Mayor Lee Announces Renewed Partnership with Benioff Family & Salesforce.Com Foundation to Help House Homeless Families

Mayor Lee Announces Renewed Partnership with Benioff Family & Salesforce.Com Foundation to Help House Homeless Families

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced Marc and Lynne Benioff and the Salesforce.com Foundation will renew their important financial support to house homeless families in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families & People in Need

Mayor Lee Launches Season of Giving Campaign to Support San Francisco Families & People in Need

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Mayor Lee Announces Long-Term Jobs Agreement Between Golden State Warriors & Labor For Waterfront Arena

Mayor Lee Announces Long-Term Jobs Agreement Between Golden State Warriors & Labor For Waterfront Arena

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced an agreement between the Golden State Warriors and UNITE HERE Local 2 to provide a fair process for workers to choose union representation at the food service and hospitality outlets that will be part of the Warriors Arena project on the San Francisco waterfront.

New Study Shows Arts & Culture Sector is Major Driver of Economic Growth in San Francisco

New Study Shows Arts & Culture Sector is Major Driver of Economic Growth in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a new study conducted by Americans for the Arts and sponsored by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the San Francisco Arts Commission that reports that the nonprofit arts and culture sector has continued to pump millions of dollars into the local economy.

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating Transgender Day Of Rememberance

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating Transgender Day Of Rememberance

Today we memorialize those who have been killed because of intolerance, and bring needed attention to the continued bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence endured by the transgender community.

Mayor Lee Launches Enterprise Zone Web App to Help City Businesses Access Tax Credits

Mayor Lee Launches Enterprise Zone Web App to Help City Businesses Access Tax Credits

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the San Francisco Enterprise Zone Web App, a web-based tool that allows San Francisco businesses to apply online for the City’s popular Enterprise Zone hiring tax credit program. The Enterprise Zone Web App will replace a completely paper-based process with a web based tool which increases government efficiency and makes it easier for businesses to utilize the program.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Local Impact of Federal Sequestration

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Local Impact of Federal Sequestration

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement regarding the potential $26.54 million local impact to San Francisco from effects of Federal sequestration:

San Francisco City Hall & Seven Other Historic Civic Center Buildings File For LEED Certification

San Francisco City Hall & Seven Other Historic Civic Center Buildings File For LEED Certification

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held at the Moscone Convention Center announced that the City and County of San Francisco has filed for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for eight buildings in San Francisco’s Historic Civic Center District.

Mayor Lee Announces Landmark Local Hiring Agreement Between Golden State Warriors, Labor & Community To Build Waterfront Sports & Entertainment Arena

Mayor Lee Announces Landmark Local Hiring Agreement Between Golden State Warriors, Labor & Community To Build Waterfront Sports & Entertainment Arena

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced an agreement between the Golden State Warriors, local building trades unions and community groups to hire San Francisco residents for the waterfront construction.

San Francisco Named Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

San Francisco Named Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire United States cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges, improve city life and can be shared with other cities across the nation.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Aid for East Coast Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Aid for East Coast Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction along the East Coast.