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Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s two-year budget proposal will feature a $1.2 billion investment in nonprofits, helping to ensure that these organizations continue delivering critical services to San Francisco’s...
Posted Date: 05/26/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Jason Elliott will be promoted to Chief of Staff. Elliott will replace Steve Kawa, who is retiring at the end of June after 25 years at the City and County of...
Posted Date: 05/25/2017
navigation center
Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated the opening of the new Dogpatch Navigation Center today by announcing plans to increase funding and add more beds for residents experiencing homelessness as part of his...
Posted Date: 05/24/2017
Caltrain station
“I am very pleased to see that the federal government plans to move forward with fully funding Caltrain’s electrification project.   This transformative initiative will improve public...
Posted Date: 05/22/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“I applaud the action led today by the California Attorney General to protect healthcare for millions of Americans. The current status of the House vs. Price lawsuit destabilizes insurances...
Posted Date: 05/18/2017
San Francisco Becomes First City in Nation Where All Residents Live Within a 10-Minute Walk to a Park
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Recreation and Park Department announced today that San Francisco is the first and only city in the United States where all residents have access to a...
Posted Date: 05/16/2017
San Francisco street paving
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his two-year investment for street resurfacing projects in San Francisco, pledging to commit nearly $90 million to pay for pothole repair, repaving, striping and...
Posted Date: 05/15/2017
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $2.1 million investment to provide child care services for 140 families experiencing homelessness currently waitlisted for child support programs. This...
Posted Date: 05/12/2017
Tipping Point and Mayor Lee Pledge to Reduce Chronic Homelessness by Half
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Tipping Point Community, a private poverty-fighting organization, have launched a $100 million initiative to reduce chronic homelessness by 50 percent within the next five...
Posted Date: 05/09/2017
Mayor Lee on the House of Representatives Passing the American Health Care Act
“It is very disappointing to see the House of Representatives approve a bill that strips coverage from millions people, punishes Americans with pre-existing conditions, attacks women’s reproductive...
Posted Date: 05/04/2017
Mayor Lee on Settlement Regarding Short-Term Rental Platforms
“We are pleased with the mediated settlement with short-term rental platforms. This protects our rental housing stock while allowing residents who follow the rules to gain income to help make ends...
Posted Date: 05/01/2017
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