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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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed 2016-17 balanced budget for the State of California:“The Governor’s proposed budget...
Posted Date: 01/07/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for the Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony for his second term as Mayor of San Francisco on Friday, January 8, 2016 in City Hall. “This is a celebration...
Posted Date: 01/05/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the President’s new executive actions to reduce gun violence and make communities safer: “Senseless acts of gun violence...
Posted Date: 01/05/2016
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the nearly $9 million award from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities...
Posted Date: 12/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after meeting with United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Executive Director Matthew Doherty during the West Coast Mayors...
Posted Date: 12/11/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the West Coast Mayors Summit announced that the City and County of San Francisco has completely ended its use of petroleum diesel in the City’s fleet and replaced it...
Posted Date: 12/11/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement in support of the Muslim community in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States:“I condemn the continued anti-Muslim...
Posted Date: 12/10/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the approvals of the Golden State Warriors Event Center in Mission Bay by the Board of Supervisors:“Today marks a huge win for San...
Posted Date: 12/09/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the City’s storm-preparation and response plans, and strategy to shelter homeless living on the streets for the anticipated wet El Niño winter. He was...
Posted Date: 12/09/2015
“As I said last week, after the incident that resulted in the death of Mr. Mario Woods, I saw the video. I found it very upsetting, as many did, and it raised a number of questions.We owe all...
Posted Date: 12/07/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a goal for his second term of helping at least 8,000 people out of homelessness forever through strategies that stabilize people’s lives through the City...
Posted Date: 12/03/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the tragic shootings in San Bernardino:“It is with a heavy heart that I express my sorrow for the devastating tragedy unfolding...
Posted Date: 12/02/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement commemorating World AIDS Day and remembering those lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic: “Today, on World AIDS Day, we remember those lives lost...
Posted Date: 12/01/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed today called for a Charter Amendment for the November 2016 ballot to require more affordable housing from private developers in new...
Posted Date: 12/01/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco Interfaith Council Executive Director Michael Pappas today issued the following joint statement on helping homeless residents and providing shelter for those that...
Posted Date: 11/25/2015