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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of H. Welton Flynn:“On behalf of our City, I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Welton Flynn whose leadership...
Posted Date: 03/22/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating attacks on the international airport and metro station in Brussels, Belgium: “On behalf of the people of San...
Posted Date: 03/22/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced expanded shelter for homeless living on the streets during anticipated wet El Niño storms. The National Weather Service is predicting several days of...
Posted Date: 03/10/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall: Arts Commission Simon Frankel...
Posted Date: 03/07/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi M. Kelly today announced the appointment of Catherine Stefani as the County Clerk. “Catherine is a dedicated public servant known at City...
Posted Date: 02/29/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed legislation to send a $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond to the June 2016 ballot. The initiative will expand access to mental health services for San Francisco...
Posted Date: 02/26/2016
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the completion of 30 high-priority safety projects in support of Vision Zero, the City’s goal to...
Posted Date: 02/24/2016
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Police Commission President Suzy Loftus, Police Chief Greg Suhr and community leaders announced a comprehensive package of police reforms to increase public safety...
Posted Date: 02/22/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) from the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) for two affordable housing developments with 290 new,...
Posted Date: 02/19/2016
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Port Deputy DirectorElaine Forbes as Interim Director of the Port of San Francisco, following theresignation of longtime Director Monique...
Posted Date: 02/18/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on celebrating what would have been the 100th Birthday of Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, the 36th Mayor of San Francisco, who was born on February 12...
Posted Date: 02/12/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell today issued the following statement after 28-year-old Jeffery Lafayette was attacked outside a bar in the Marina over the weekend and...
Posted Date: 02/11/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the acquisition and preservation of five apartment buildings consisting of 19 units of rental housing whose tenants and residents had been served with Ellis Act...
Posted Date: 02/11/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the Homeless Emergency Assessment & Response Team (HEART), a partnership between the San Francisco Fire Department and the Department of Public Health that...
Posted Date: 02/11/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the homeless investments included in President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, which requests nearly $6...
Posted Date: 02/09/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an emergency relief plan for the local crab and fish industry affected by the delay of the local Dungeness crab season in California caused by the presence of...
Posted Date: 02/09/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced Armistead Maupin, local icon and acclaimed author of the Tales of the City series, has been named to receive the 2016 Mayor’s Art Award. Mr. Maupin will...
Posted Date: 02/01/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the death of former Fire Commission President Hadley R. Roff who served four San Francisco mayors including as Deputy Mayor for then Mayor...
Posted Date: 01/28/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a new, free innovative data sharing partnership with Waze to help alleviate congestion in San Francisco, working in coordination with the Mayor’s Rush Hour...
Posted Date: 01/28/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that #SFWiFi, the City’s free municipal wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) service, will receive technology upgrades along Market Street, the City’s...
Posted Date: 01/27/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President London Breed today announced a $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond on the June 2016 ballot. The initiative will expand access to mental health services...
Posted Date: 01/25/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of community stalwart Dr. Espanola Jackson: “I am saddened by the passing of Dr. Espanola Jackson, a true champion of our...
Posted Date: 01/25/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today during the Technology and Innovation Task Force of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 84th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. issued an Executive Directive to change San...
Posted Date: 01/20/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced two June 2016 ballot measures that would increase the production of affordable housing and improve San Francisco’s transportation network. “We have...
Posted Date: 01/19/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on celebrating life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.:“Today on this day we celebrate the legacy of Dr. King, and we reflect...
Posted Date: 01/19/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco icon and civic leader Wilkes Bashford who lost his battle with cancer: “San Francisco is deeply...
Posted Date: 01/17/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the death of cable car operator Reynaldo Morante, who was in a coma and on life support at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center...
Posted Date: 01/12/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of William “Bill” Del Monte, the last known survivor of the San Francisco 1906 Great Earthquake and Fire:“I am...
Posted Date: 01/11/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced major bond rating agencies have upgraded and affirmed San Francisco’s strong credit after the City met with Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s),...
Posted Date: 01/11/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced over the next five years, more than $250 million of development impact fee revenue is expected to be invested in several neighborhoods, including Rincon Hill,...
Posted Date: 01/07/2016