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October 2012

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

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

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

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted planning around the ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Mayor Lee Announces CleantechSF Initiative to Support Growth of Cleantech Industry in San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces CleantechSF Initiative to Support Growth of Cleantech Industry in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted planning around the ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Mayor Lee Unveils Violence Prevention Service Center in Sunnydale Hope SF Public Housing

Mayor Lee Unveils Violence Prevention Service Center in Sunnydale Hope SF Public Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee opened the new Visitacion Valley Family Resource Center satellite at the Sunnydale HOPE SF public housing site as part of the Mayor’s IPO (Interrupt, Predict and Organize for a Safer San Francisco) violence prevention strategy.

Mayor Lee & Detroit Mayor Bing Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on 2012 World Series

Mayor Lee & Detroit Mayor Bing Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on 2012 World Series

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Detroit Mayor David Bing agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the 2012 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers.

Project Homeless Connect Launches Every Day Connect

Project Homeless Connect Launches Every Day Connect

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom launched a new Project Homeless Connect service – Every Day Connect – to meet the needs of people every day who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless.

Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Workforce Training Initiative to Train & Place 2,500 San Francisco Residents in High Technology Jobs

Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Workforce Training Initiative to Train & Place 2,500 San Francisco Residents in High Technology Jobs

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched TechSF – a citywide workforce initiative that aims to train and place 2,500 San Francisco residents from diverse backgrounds in high technology jobs over the next five years.

Mayor Lee Proclaims “San Francisco Giants Pride Week”

Mayor Lee Proclaims “San Francisco Giants Pride Week”

Mayor Edwin M. Lee has officially proclaimed it “San Francisco Giants Pride Week,” beginning Wednesday, October 24th and continuing through the end of the World Series.

Mayor Lee Announces Significant Step Forward in Central Waterfront Revitalization & Job Creation

Mayor Lee Announces Significant Step Forward in Central Waterfront Revitalization & Job Creation

Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Supervisor Malia Cohen announced the introduction of a resolution approving a term sheet for a total investment of $58 million and findings of fiscal feasibility for the Pier 70 Historic Core project.

Mayor Lee Announces Square Moving to New Central Market Headquarters

Mayor Lee Announces Square Moving to New Central Market Headquarters

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Square, the company making commerce easy for everyone, is relocating its corporate headquarters to 1455 Market Street in the City’s Central Market neighborhood.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants National League Championship Series Victory

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants National League Championship Series Victory

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement after the San Francisco Giants clinched the National League Championship title after tonight’s NLCS Game 7 against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park:

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.9 Percent

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.9 Percent

Mayor Edwin M. Leeissued a statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping below seven percent in September.

Mayor Lee Announces Patrick Otellini as Director Of Earthquake Safety

Mayor Lee Announces Patrick Otellini as Director Of Earthquake Safety

As San Francisco Bay Area marks the 23rd anniversary of the devastating Loma Prieta earthquake, Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the appointment of Patrick Otellini to lead San Francisco’s groundbreaking Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP).

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host Super Bowl “L”

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host Super Bowl “L”

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and a San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee, will submit a formal bid to the National Football League (NFL) to host Super Bowl L in 2016.

Mayor Lee & President Chiu Announce New Open Data Legislation

Mayor Lee & President Chiu Announce New Open Data Legislation

Mayor Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced introduction of new Open Data legislation to strengthen San Francisco’s landmark Open Data initiatives.

Mayor Lee Announces Moscone Center Achieves LEED Gold

Mayor Lee Announces Moscone Center Achieves LEED Gold

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced Moscone Center has received LEED Gold certification, the first convention center on the West Coast to attain the green building honor. The LEED rating system was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Mayor Lee & St. Louis Mayor Slay Make Friendly Mayoral Wager On Giants-Cardinals National League Championship Series

Mayor Lee & St. Louis Mayor Slay Make Friendly Mayoral Wager On Giants-Cardinals National League Championship Series

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay today agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the Giants-Cardinals National League Championship Series matchup.

Mayor Lee Announces HUD Choice Neighborhood Initiative Grants for Transforming Potrero Hill & Sunnydale Public Housing

Mayor Lee Announces HUD Choice Neighborhood Initiative Grants for Transforming Potrero Hill & Sunnydale Public Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to announce two planning grants for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative (CNI) for the City’s HOPE SF public housing transformation projects.

Mayor Lee & Key Federal Officials Announce $942.2 Million In Federal Funding For Central Subway Project

Mayor Lee & Key Federal Officials Announce $942.2 Million In Federal Funding For Central Subway Project

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and several key officials today announced Federal approval of an agreement dedicating $942.2 million in federal funds to the Central Subway Project.

Mayor Lee Honors Community Leaders & Organizations with Latino Heritage Awards

Mayor Lee Honors Community Leaders & Organizations with Latino Heritage Awards

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored community leaders and organizations in celebration of Latino Heritage Month.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Board of Supervisors’ Vote on Ross Mirkarimi Official Misconduct Charges

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Board of Supervisors’ Vote on Ross Mirkarimi Official Misconduct Charges

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Dr. Shinya Yamanaka Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Dr. Shinya Yamanaka Awarded 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Reaches 80 Percent Landfill Waste Diversion, Leads All Cities in North America

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Reaches 80 Percent Landfill Waste Diversion, Leads All Cities in North America

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco has achieved 80 percent landfill diversion rates, setting national recycling and compost rate records as the highest of any city in North America.

Mayor Lee & Cincinnati Mayor Mallory Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on Giants-Reds National League Division Series Playoff Game

Mayor Lee & Cincinnati Mayor Mallory Make Friendly Mayoral Wager on Giants-Reds National League Division Series Playoff Game

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory agreed to a friendly mayoral wager on the outcome of the Giants-Reds National League Division Series matchup.

San Francisco Gets Ready to Host Exciting Weekend of Events

San Francisco Gets Ready to Host Exciting Weekend of Events

Mayor Edwin M. Lee was joined by City agencies, and representatives from major events, including Fleet Week, America’s Cup, the San Francisco Giants and the San Francisco 49ers, to highlight exciting events happening the first weekend of October in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Kicks off Fleet Week 31st Anniversary Celebration

Mayor Lee Kicks off Fleet Week 31st Anniversary Celebration

Mayor Edwin M. Lee kicked off the celebration of the 31st Anniversary of San Francisco Fleet Week and highlighted the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012.

Mayor Lee Launches Code For America 2013 Partnership

Mayor Lee Launches Code For America 2013 Partnership

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced on the first day to kick off Innovation Month that San Francisco has been selected as a partner city for Code for America’s 2013 Fellowship Program.