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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
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