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Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
“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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
San Francisco, CA– 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...
Posted Date: 09/16/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today praised the community for their support and approval of the City’s Navigation Center in the Central Waterfront. After six months of a robust community engagement...
Posted Date: 09/15/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the Mission Child Care Consortium (MCCC) to announce the purchase of their building in the Excelsior neighborhood which they have occupied as renters for nearly 30 years....
Posted Date: 09/13/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement: “Fifteen years ago, first responders around the nation responded to the call for help. They did not fear for their own safety...
Posted Date: 09/12/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of San Franciscan Warren Hinckle: “Today, San Francisco mourns the loss of Warren Hinckle, whose wit, irreverence and...
Posted Date: 08/25/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today applauded the California State Transportation Agency for awarding $45 million in new cap-and-trade funds as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capacity Program (TIRCP) to...
Posted Date: 08/22/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the tragedy that occurred at Washington Square Park: “Today my thoughts are with the family of the young mother who was...
Posted Date: 08/15/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued an Executive Directive that charges all City departments to improve traffic safety on San Francisco streets and the citywide bicycle network. This new directive...
Posted Date: 08/04/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the City’s two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Years 2016-17 and 2017-18. To deliver this two-year consensus budget proposal, Mayor Lee worked with the Board of...
Posted Date: 08/01/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is providing San Francisco $250,000 in funding to increase...
Posted Date: 07/28/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard A. Carranza on becoming finalist as Houston Independent School District...
Posted Date: 07/28/2016
Jul-18-16
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement regarding today's San Francisco Superior Court decision upholding the Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the Golden State...
Posted Date: 07/18/2016