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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
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on tragic death of Kathryn Steinle and San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Policy:“I am deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless...
Posted Date: 07/06/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the creation of the new Office of Short-Term Rental Administration and Enforcement, funded in the Mayor’s FY 15-17 budget, to create a “one-stop”...
Posted Date: 07/02/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding $41.1 million grant award from the California State Transportation Agency as part of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program...
Posted Date: 06/30/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the United States Supreme Court decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges marriage equality case:“In our nation’s long and still-...
Posted Date: 06/26/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement regarding the Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee on voting unanimously to support a historic record of additional investments –...
Posted Date: 06/24/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the opening of The Mix at SFPL, a new 4,770-square-foot teen digital media center and learning lab located within the San Francisco Main Library, providing 21st...
Posted Date: 06/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $6.7 million over the next two years to expand services for small businesses and strengthen neighborhood commercial corridors. The City supports small businesses...
Posted Date: 06/15/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $2.4 million in funding over the next two years to expand CityBuild, San Francisco’s workforce training academy program, with a third training academy that...
Posted Date: 06/11/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen announced a resolution calling for an unprecedented investment in homeownership opportunities for San Francisco’s middle class, through a...
Posted Date: 06/10/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Julie Christensen, joined by Supervisors Malia Cohen, London Breed and Scott Wiener, announced the introduction of legislation that will provide a preference in...
Posted Date: 06/09/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding an additional $50 million in bonding capacity, allowing the proposed Affordable Housing Bond for the November 2015 ballot to reach $...
Posted Date: 06/08/2015
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that China Southern Airlines will begin the first-ever nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Guangzhou...
Posted Date: 06/04/2015
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today presented his proposed two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 and 2016-17. The budget for the City for FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17 is $8.92...
Posted Date: 06/01/2015
San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City has accepted the transfer of nearly 300 acres of Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island from the U.S. Navy in anticipation of the...
Posted Date: 05/29/2015
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that over the next two years the City will contribute and invest $7 million in programs supporting the arts. This represents 14 percent...
Posted Date: 05/29/2015