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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Today we celebrate the powerful legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  His spirit and...
Posted Date: 01/17/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of the ACCIC’s decision to reaffirm accreditation for the City College of San Francisco: “I want to...
Posted Date: 01/13/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced with community-based organizations, the Human Rights Commission, and the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigration Affairs the launch of the Equity and Immigrant...
Posted Date: 01/13/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2017-2018 balanced budget for the State of California:   “Gov. Jerry Brown...
Posted Date: 01/10/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after hearing from Mr. George Lucas that he has selected Los Angeles as the site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: “I am...
Posted Date: 01/10/2017
Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Hilary Ronen introduced legislation today aimed at preserving and enhancing the prevailing neighborhood character of the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District through a set of...
Posted Date: 01/10/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined Mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Ted Wheeler of Portland, and Ed Murray of Seattle in challenging the nation’s automakers to meet the growing demand for...
Posted Date: 01/09/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the appointment of Jeff Sheehy as District 8 Supervisor, filling newly-elected State Senator Scott Wiener’s vacant seat on the Board of Supervisors. Sheehy...
Posted Date: 01/06/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement: “We are pleased to hear that the DMV took enforcement action, which I strongly supported; consequently, Uber has removed its unpermitted...
Posted Date: 12/22/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that he will appoint Bill Scott, Deputy Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department to serve as Chief of the San Francisco Police department. Deputy Chief Scott...
Posted Date: 12/20/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced at the Board of Supervisors the City’s Five-Year Financial Plan (Financial Plan) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2017-18 through 2021-22. Over the next five years, the...
Posted Date: 12/16/2016
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Mayors gathered to discuss their shared commitment to upgrade and protect our cities’ aging infrastructure and improve resiliency for our communities against the threat of natural and human-...
Posted Date: 12/13/2016
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Mayors of nine West Coast cities from California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington gathered for the 2nd annual West Coast Mayors Summit hosted by Mayor Edwin M. Lee to discuss the issues of homelessness...
Posted Date: 12/12/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the appointment of Brian Strong as San Francisco’s second Chief Resilience Officer. The Chief Resilience Officer works under the supervision of City...
Posted Date: 12/09/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Hamilton Families announce The Heading Home Campaign, a public-private partnership between the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District,...
Posted Date: 12/09/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Rainbow World Fund (RWF) come together this holiday season to promote global unity, peace, love, and humanitarianism at the 11th annual RWF Tree of Hope lighting ceremony...
Posted Date: 12/07/2016
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Mayor Lee announced the San Francisco Community Investment Fund was awarded $45 million in New Markets Tax Credit allocation to support private investment in non-profits and businesses that directly...
Posted Date: 12/02/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed introduced new legislation updating the San Francisco Environment Code with new green building standards for all new municipal...
Posted Date: 12/01/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “This is a tragedy, and I am deeply saddened by the circumstances surrounding the death of one of our own, a dedicated employee of...
Posted Date: 11/30/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “We are thrilled with today’s ruling. As a world class city, we’ve just upped our game with a world class arena that will...
Posted Date: 11/29/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee, San Francisco Police Department Acting Chief Toney Chaplin, and Human Rights Commission Executive Director Sheryl Evans Davis joined city officials and community...
Posted Date: 11/23/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the A. Philip Randolph Institute San Francisco, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Housing Authority and community partners today to distribute 2,500 frozen...
Posted Date: 11/22/2016
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Allen Nance today cut the ribbon on a new Merit Center at Juvenile Hall. This new onsite recreation center represents a shift to...
Posted Date: 11/15/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Jeff Kositsky, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) announced today the City’s plan to end chronic homelessness for veterans in San...
Posted Date: 11/10/2016
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“Today many San Franciscans are feeling anxious and nervous following this divisive and polarizing  presidential election. But San Francisco will remain San Francisco. And the values...
Posted Date: 11/09/2016
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Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to install one of the last...
Posted Date: 11/04/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the completion of the historic transfer of ownership of all 29 public housing sites and nearly 3,500 units from the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) to community-...
Posted Date: 11/03/2016
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Today, Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to remind our...
Posted Date: 10/28/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced legislation co-sponsored with Supervisor David Campos that will allow fees from residential developments of 25 units or less to remain in the neighborhood where the...
Posted Date: 10/25/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a groundbreaking new housing development in the Excelsior District that will create 50% of the units as new permanently rent-controlled with just cause eviction...
Posted Date: 10/24/2016