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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
San Francisco, CA— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a no-cuts budget proposal for San Francisco Public Works that retains crucial funding for resurfacing the City’s roadways and...
Posted Date: 05/28/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced plans for a new 101-unit project to provide housing for 50 formerly homeless veterans and 50 low-income families at 1150 Third Street in Mission Bay and an onsite manager...
Posted Date: 05/22/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Board of Supervisors today announced over the next two years the City will contribute and invest $690.4 million in programs for children, focused on improving educational...
Posted Date: 05/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area along with City Departments and private sector employers kicked off the Youth Jobs+ 2015 initiative, challenging employers to create jobs,...
Posted Date: 05/21/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched SF Biz Connect, an initiative challenging businesses to shift at least five percent of their spending to local San Francisco small businesses.“SF Biz Connect...
Posted Date: 05/20/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly together with Honorary Co-Chairs United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.  and San Francisco Chief of...
Posted Date: 05/19/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President London Breed today announced $47.3 million in additional investments in the San Francisco Fire and Emergency Management departments over the next two years,...
Posted Date: 05/19/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced $500 million in new bonding authority to accelerate funding and construction for approximately 3,000 affordable housing units in the City’s major...
Posted Date: 05/18/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the Rush Hour Congestion Strategy to minimize congestion and maximize reliability for drivers and transit riders. The multimodal strategy focuses on four areas of...
Posted Date: 05/14/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors today announced $28.9 million in new funding over the next two years to support the homeless, including the addition of more than 500 units...
Posted Date: 05/13/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee together with Board President London Breed and Supervisors Julie Christensen, Malia Cohen, Mark Farrell, Katy Tang, and Scott Wiener introduced a $250 million Affordable Housing...
Posted Date: 05/12/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the City Controller’s Office Fiscal Year 2014-15 Nine-Month Budget Status Report, providing the most recent overall revenue growth and...
Posted Date: 05/08/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the new Central Market/Tenderloin Strategy, following a year of community stakeholder input to create a roadmap for shared prosperity in the heart of San Francisco...
Posted Date: 05/08/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years to support San Francisco’s immigrant community, including additional legal services, financial education, support...
Posted Date: 05/07/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced nine outstanding San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) educators, five teachers and four principals, as the Mayor’s 2014-15 Teacher and Principal of...
Posted Date: 05/05/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors announced a number of important investments in San Francisco’s transportation network including an additional $48.1 million in funding...
Posted Date: 05/04/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board President London Breed, other members of the Board, and SFPD Chief Greg Suhr announced a proposed package of initiatives to increase public safety and implement police...
Posted Date: 04/30/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal: “On behalf of the residents of San Francisco, I, again, extend my...
Posted Date: 04/27/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today, joined by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald, announced a major funding milestone to end chronic veteran homelessness in San Francisco by the end of...
Posted Date: 04/22/2015
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In celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the new “Zero-50-100-Roots” campaign aimed towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reinforcing...
Posted Date: 04/22/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an additional $1.8 million in funding to support programming to keep San Francisco children and youth engaged and learning over the summer months. The additional...
Posted Date: 04/15/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Farrell introduced amendments to streamline and strengthen the City’s current short-term rentals law. The legislation, which will make the City’s current...
Posted Date: 04/14/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Alex Randolph to the City College Board of Trustees, filling the vacancy left by Dr. Natalie Berg who served on the Board for 18 years. “Alex Randolph is...
Posted Date: 04/14/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), Walk San Francisco and other City partners and agencies participated in the third annual...
Posted Date: 04/09/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of George Kun Wai Wong: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend George Wong who lost an 11-month...
Posted Date: 04/08/2015
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray  issued the following statements lifting their cities’ respective...
Posted Date: 04/07/2015
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San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Emeryville Mayor Ruth Atkin today announced a proposal working together with...
Posted Date: 04/02/2015
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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 Paul Woolford...
Posted Date: 04/02/2015