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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
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“Last night I received one of those calls that as a mayor you never want to receive. The phone call that tells you a police officer has been shot in the line of duty. The officer was injured...
Posted Date: 10/17/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement:   “The passing of Wayne Friday is a significant loss to the city of San Francisco.   Wayne was a man of many...
Posted Date: 10/14/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for awarding $11 million to San Francisco to fund six innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and...
Posted Date: 10/13/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Elaine Forbes as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco. Forbes has been Interim Director of the Port since March 2016 and prior to her appointment as...
Posted Date: 10/12/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued this statement today:   “I want to first thank the United States Department of Justice COPS Director, Ron Davis and your staff for completing this important...
Posted Date: 10/12/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: As the son of Chinese immigrants, as well as the Mayor of a city with a thriving Chinese population, I must speak out against the offensive...
Posted Date: 10/05/2016
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco Police Department Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin and the Department of Public Health Director Barbara Garcia to announce that San Francisco...
Posted Date: 10/04/2016
"The San Francisco Giants have their even-year magic working again. As the Orange & Black head to New York, they’ll have all of San Francisco rooting for them to keep the postseason...
Posted Date: 10/03/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “I want to acknowledge the Hellman family for their continued commitment to San Francisco residents.  The extraordinary...
Posted Date: 09/30/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “Today, San Francisco mourns the loss of the former president of Israel Shimon Peres, who was a source of inspiration to so many...
Posted Date: 09/28/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “As Mayor, I want San Franciscans to be assured that we have a safe and resilient City.  Many issues and concerns have been...
Posted Date: 09/22/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today applauded the significant progress in the efforts to halt displacement of long-time residents at greatest risk of being forced out of San Francisco with the approval of a...
Posted Date: 09/22/2016
"I join all of San Francisco in mourning the death of community leader Rose Pak. Rose and I have been friends for more than 40 years, and I am among a great many people whose lives were touched in...
Posted Date: 09/19/2016
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the award of four predevelopment loans to support the creation of up to 529 affordable rental homes for San Francisco’s low-income and homeless families and...
Posted Date: 09/19/2016
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joins Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Leandro Mayor Pauline Cutter, and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon to announce the results of the 2016 Startup in...
Posted Date: 09/16/2016