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Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“We are deeply troubled by the allegations that Wells Fargo specifically targeted immigrants in their account opening scandal. Immigrant communities are already under attack by the federal...
Posted Date: 04/28/2017
Mayor Lee Signs New Ordinance to Make San Francisco Electric Vehicle Ready
Today, Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed a new law that will help San Francisco meet the growing demand for electric vehicle charging and continue the City’s forward-thinking leadership on climate change...
Posted Date: 04/27/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“We applaud today’s ruling granting a preliminary injunction against the Administration withholding federal funds to cities that disagree with its immigration enforcement policies. San Francisco...
Posted Date: 04/25/2017
Mayor Lee Celebrates 100 Apartments Protected Under City’s Small Sites Lending Program
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City’s Small Sites Program (SSP) has purchased more than 100 units, a major milestone for the tenant-protection program founded in 2014.   The SSP...
Posted Date: 04/25/2017
MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES BOLD NEW TARGET OF 50 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2020
Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco Department of the Environment announced the City’s goal of a 50 percent renewable...
Posted Date: 04/20/2017
Mayor Lee, Supervisor Cohen & City Agencies Celebrate the Opening of New Plaza
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the community celebrated the completion of a new open space in the Showplace Square area called...
Posted Date: 04/19/2017
Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Exceeds New Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Milestone
As San Francisco prepares to celebrate Earth Day later this week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced today that San Francisco exceeded its greenhouse gas emission reduction goal two years ahead of schedule...
Posted Date: 04/19/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Malia Cohen and local leaders celebrated today the completion of the latest phase of the redevelopment of the Hunters View...
Posted Date: 04/14/2017
blue and gold day for friday
Today, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf officially declared Friday, April 14 “Blue & Gold Day,” in honor of the Golden State Warriors’ fifth straight appearance in...
Posted Date: 04/13/2017
partnership with warriors and chase on local workforce training
In an effort to provide local residents with the skills needed to secure good jobs, as well as to address the workforce needs generated by new construction projects, the Office of Economic and...
Posted Date: 04/08/2017
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Vincent Matthews as the new Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District. Dr. Matthews is an accomplished educator with an impressive history of...
Posted Date: 04/05/2017
“San Francisco residents deserve internet service they can trust. However, this administration and Republicans have chosen the business interests of large corporations above the privacy and consumer...
Posted Date: 04/04/2017
Mayor Lee on North Carolina's HB2 Law
“The partial repeal of North Carolina’s HB2 law does little to address the discriminatory nature of the bill and offers no solutions to the state’s unfair attacks on its transgender residents and the...
Posted Date: 04/04/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“I am saddened to hear of the passing of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the iconic and beloved rainbow flag.” At a time of great uncertainty in the LGBT community, Gilbert’s act of sewing together...
Posted Date: 03/31/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the United Way Bay Area, San Francisco City Departments and private sector employers kicked off the Mayor’s Youth Jobs+ 2017 initiative today. This program challenges employers of...
Posted Date: 03/31/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Female leaders from government, business, and labor organizations joined Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly today for a panel discussion at City Hall to recognize and celebrate...
Posted Date: 03/29/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“I fully endorse the comprehensive transportation funding proposal announced today by Governor Brown and leaders in the California State Legislature. To reduce traffic congestion and commute times...
Posted Date: 03/29/2017
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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