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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the second year of the Shop & Dine in the 49 initiative challenging residents to do all their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco...
Posted Date: 11/24/2015
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee cut the ribbon on the new acute care and trauma center at San Francisco General Hospital and dedicated the official campus name in honor of donors Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark...
Posted Date: 11/23/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Breed announced the historic transfer of 15 public housing sites and 1,425 units to community-based nonprofit ownership as part of the Mayor’s 2013 Re-...
Posted Date: 11/20/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisor Jane Kim, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Vision Zero Coalition and other city agencies, announced the completion of the 24th Vision...
Posted Date: 11/20/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) and the San Francisco Interfaith Council announced the schedule for the Emergency Winter Shelter Program and shelter site locations....
Posted Date: 11/19/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement calling on the California Attorney General, California Public Utilities Commission and the California Highway Patrol to launch a full and complete...
Posted Date: 11/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after a transgender woman was attacked this week in San Francisco and in advance of Transgender Day of Remembrance: “This week we will...
Posted Date: 11/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Board of Directors’ unanimous approval of an ongoing commuter shuttle program:...
Posted Date: 11/17/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) today announced MuniMobile – a new smartphone application for Muni fares systemwide, revolutionizing the Muni...
Posted Date: 11/16/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating attacks in Paris, France:“On behalf of the residents of San Francisco, I express my deepest sorrow for the...
Posted Date: 11/13/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched a new Family Homelessness Initiative to ensure that families with elementary school children never have to spend a night on the street due to lack of available...
Posted Date: 11/13/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC)’s award of a $80 million grant to San Francisco under Senate Bill 863 to replace County...
Posted Date: 11/12/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use & Transportation Committee unanimous approval of the 5M Project: “We have a mandate from...
Posted Date: 11/09/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure (OCII) unanimously certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report and...
Posted Date: 11/03/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to remind everyone this Halloween weekend to take extra caution while...
Posted Date: 10/29/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco’s intention to become the first city to “get to zero” in the battle against HIV/AIDS. Once the epicenter of the AIDS crisis and now...
Posted Date: 10/29/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) with Board President London Breed and Supervisors Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell and Katy Tang announced a new...
Posted Date: 10/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Treasurer and Tax Collector's Report on the impact of tax exclusions including the City’s adoption of the Net New Payroll Tax...
Posted Date: 10/19/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 3.2 percent in September 2015, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the...
Posted Date: 10/16/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Board of Supervisors President London Breed highlighted...
Posted Date: 10/14/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $10 million donation from the Helen Diller Family Foundation through The Trust for Public Land (TPL) for a major renovation of the Civic Center Plaza Playgrounds...
Posted Date: 10/09/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced new enhancements to San Francisco’s 311 system to allow residents to more easily notify the City of homeless people in need of well-being checks so that...
Posted Date: 10/08/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall:Asian Art CommissionBill KimBuilding...
Posted Date: 10/07/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Mexico bracing for impact of Category 5 Hurricane Patricia, the strongest recorded hurricane in the Western Hemisphere: “...
Posted Date: 10/06/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Golden State Warriors announced several preliminary agreements related to the proposed sports and entertainment complex...
Posted Date: 10/06/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Supervisor Katy Tang introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors to create an Affordable Housing Bonus Program to provide new incentives for private developers to build...
Posted Date: 09/29/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 107, which takes effect immediately, authorizing San Francisco to use bond...
Posted Date: 09/22/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the acquisition and preservation of 2840 Folsom Street, a six-unit apartment building in the Mission District known as the Pigeon Palace. The project was acquired...
Posted Date: 09/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 3.6 percent in August 2015, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the...
Posted Date: 09/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee with Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors to make changes to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to speed up production of...
Posted Date: 09/15/2015