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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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating Valley Fire in Lake, Napa and Sonoma counties that has burned 61,000 acres and has destroyed hundreds of homes:...
Posted Date: 09/14/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded San Francisco a $2.9 million American Apprenticeship grant to launch the TechSF Accelerator Program. The City’s...
Posted Date: 09/11/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today highlighted milestones in the City’s new first-of-its-kind Navigation Center pilot program including helping 200 homeless residents access housing and services in five...
Posted Date: 09/10/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly today announced the appointment of Kevin Guy as Director of the newly created Office of Short-Term Rental Administration and Enforcement. Funded...
Posted Date: 09/09/2015
Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee together with Board President London Breed and other members of the Board of Supervisors set forth a blueprint to provide more than 10,000 permanently affordable homes to...
Posted Date: 09/08/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced the second round of sweeping service improvements starting September 26th through the Muni Forward...
Posted Date: 08/28/2015
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Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted a City request to waive payment standards...
Posted Date: 08/17/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Controller’s biennial 2015 City Survey, measuring opinions and perceptions about public services experienced every day from...
Posted Date: 08/06/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS) Executive Director Rosario Anaya: “I am saddened by the passing of Rosario...
Posted Date: 08/05/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today unveiled the City’s updated Open Data Strategy to ensure City data is readily available so that entrepreneurs and residents can use it to improve services, generate...
Posted Date: 07/31/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) was awarded an $8.2 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency...
Posted Date: 07/31/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office 2015 Task Force on Accreditation Report on the State’s community colleges...
Posted Date: 07/31/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the City’s two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 and 2016-17 after the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous final approval yesterday. To deliver this...
Posted Date: 07/29/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final unanimous approval of the $310 million affordable housing bond measure for the November 2015 ballot:...
Posted Date: 07/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco will leapfrog its efforts to protect the climate from harmful effects of diesel emissions by phasing out the use of petroleum diesel in the...
Posted Date: 07/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a proposal to modernize the “City Option” of the Health Care Security Ordinance (HSCO) to ensure that all low and moderate-income San Franciscans have...
Posted Date: 07/17/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced an $18.5 million purchase and sale agreement to the Board of Supervisors to allow the City to acquire a previously entitled market-rate parcel at 490 South Van Ness...
Posted Date: 07/08/2015