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July 2012

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final unanimous approval to place the consensus business tax reform proposal on the November 2012 ballot. If...
Posted Date: 07/31/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) through...
Posted Date: 07/26/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed San Francisco’s first-ever two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 2013-14 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it yesterday. The...
Posted Date: 07/25/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final approval to place the Housing Trust Fund Charter Amendment on the 2012 November ballot, which if...
Posted Date: 07/24/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco awarded more than $21 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Livability and State of Good Repair grants to...
Posted Date: 07/23/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisor John Avalos today announced they have reached agreement on a consensus measure for the November 2012 ballot to reform San...
Posted Date: 07/23/2012
“As America woke up to the unspeakable tragedy this morning in Aurora, our first thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the shooting. Senseless acts of...
Posted Date: 07/20/2012
“The Ethics Commission made the right decision to reject Sheriff Mirkarimi’s attempt to distract from what these official misconduct hearings are really about: the crime of domestic...
Posted Date: 07/19/2012
“The month of June in San Francisco experienced a spike in shootings and homicides in our Southeast neighborhoods. This is unacceptable and while I take this issue extremely seriously, I want...
Posted Date: 07/17/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final unanimous approval to place the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond on the 2012 November...
Posted Date: 07/17/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Department of Public Works (DPW), Betty Ann Ong Foundation, San Francisco...
Posted Date: 07/14/2012
“Enough is enough. The time has come for Ross Mirkarimi to begin dealing with the facts. The facts are that Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to an act of domestic violence against his wife and he...
Posted Date: 07/11/2012
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced a $502 million budget supplemental appropriation to fund infrastructure improvements to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) over the next five years that...
Posted Date: 07/10/2012
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, and San Francisco International Airport (SFO...
Posted Date: 07/09/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced today that Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media firms, will move from Palo Alto to San Francisco. Pinterest is currently...
Posted Date: 07/09/2012
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced 28 award recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), which provides matching grants to local residents, businesses...
Posted Date: 07/05/2012
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose and Mayor Ashley Swearengin of Fresno issued the following joint statement urging the California...
Posted Date: 07/05/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White today issued the following statement on July 4th fireworks and public safety, strongly urging San Franciscans to keep their...
Posted Date: 07/02/2012
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today nominated Rich Hillis, Executive Director of the Fort Mason Center and former Deputy Director for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), to...
Posted Date: 07/02/2012