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Mayor Edwin M. Lee
"I want to commend the courageous efforts of Good Samaritans and thank members of the San Francisco Police Department for their brave deeds on Wednesday. As a result of the selfless actions of...
Posted Date: 03/24/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
The Mayor’s Office, The Controller’s Office, and the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Legislative Analyst Office jointly released an update today to the City’s Five Year Financial Plan for Fiscal...
Posted Date: 03/23/2017
Jul-18-16
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Tom DeCaigny issued this statement on Arts Advocacy Day: “With the Presidential Administration proposing unprecedented cuts to essential cultural programs, it is critical...
Posted Date: 03/21/2017
Mayor Lee Announces Fix-It Will Address Quality-Of-Life Issues in Twenty San Francisco Neighborhoods in 2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced plans today to expand his Fix-It initiative, a pilot program created last May to address quality-of-life issues in San Francisco neighborhoods. Based on the initial...
Posted Date: 03/21/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued this statement on the President’s partial outline of the 2018 budget: “I am deeply troubled by the proposed budget released today by the Administration in Washington, D.C...
Posted Date: 03/16/2017
MAYOR LEE’S STATEMENT ON RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST TRAVEL BAN
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued this statement on the Executive Order banning travel from six countries: “I commend today’s decision to grant a temporary restraining order against the Administration’s...
Posted Date: 03/15/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued this statement on the Executive Order banning immigration from six Muslim countries: “This latest proposal by the Presidential Administration represents more of the same...
Posted Date: 03/07/2017
Aileen Hernandez
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of civil rights leader Aileen Hernandez: “Aileen was a tireless advocate whose work did so much to help advance the causes...
Posted Date: 03/06/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that the City and County of San Francisco in partnership with the San Francisco Interfaith Council will launch a new funding program that will provide resources and...
Posted Date: 03/02/2017
San Francisco electric vehicle charging station
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Katy Tang introduced new legislation today to meet the growing public demand for electric vehicles and signal San Francisco’s intent to continue leading the fight on...
Posted Date: 02/28/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“Today’s decision to rescind protections against transgender students is a misguided act that will victimize children most in need of our support. All students deserve to learn in an atmosphere...
Posted Date: 02/23/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined city leaders from across the country on Wednesday as part of a National Mayor’s Day of Action in support of the Affordable Care Act. The coast-to-coast event featured Mayor...
Posted Date: 02/22/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Carrie Bishop to serve as San Francisco’s first Chief Digital Services Officer. Creation of this new...
Posted Date: 02/17/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim and City College Acting Chancellor Susan Lamb announced that starting next school year City College will be accessible for all California residents living in...
Posted Date: 02/07/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the celebration of Black History Month:  “This month we pause to celebrate Black History Month and honor all of those who have...
Posted Date: 02/02/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed historic legislation to authorize the phased redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Annex and Sunnydale public housing sites, both part of the City’s HOPE SF...
Posted Date: 02/01/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding San Francisco’s federal lawsuit against President Trump’s Executive Order regarding Sanctuary Cities: “Today, City Attorney Dennis...
Posted Date: 01/31/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued this statement on the Executive Order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries: “I commend the judge that granted the emergency stay today, allowing Muslim...
Posted Date: 01/28/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Executive Orders: “The announcements today are not new, or unexpected. I want to assure the residents of San...
Posted Date: 01/25/2017
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the appointment of Nicole Bohn as Director of the Mayor’s Office on Disability (MOD): “I am thrilled to announce Nicole Bohn...
Posted Date: 01/24/2017
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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