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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
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Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s announced Executive Order that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water...
Posted Date: 04/01/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Police Chief Greg Suhr and Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff today announced the relaunch of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Cadet Academy with funding...
Posted Date: 03/31/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Julie Christensen today issued the following joint statement after families were served eviction notices at a 32-unit residential hotel located at 2 Emery Lane in...
Posted Date: 03/27/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of philanthropist and business leader Nan Tucker McEvoy, the granddaughter of San Francisco Chronicle Founder M.H. de Young:...
Posted Date: 03/26/2015
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: 03/26/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law that legalizes discrimination against lesbian, gay,...
Posted Date: 03/26/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee with nine sponsoring members of the Board of Supervisors introduced a package of resolutions for financing Phase 1 of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) partnership with U.S...
Posted Date: 03/24/2015
“It is both shocking and disturbing to hear that four San Francisco police officers are under investigation for such heinous and despicable statements. The content of these text messages...
Posted Date: 03/16/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the start of construction for the first two of five phases of the historic HOPESF rebuild of Alice Griffith public housing site in Bayview Hunters Point. Once...
Posted Date: 03/13/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the wrap up of construction of the City’s new Navigation Center, a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the...
Posted Date: 03/05/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed today introduced the City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-25 with the Five-Year Information and...
Posted Date: 03/03/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s approval of Title II, supporting net neutrality and protecting the open Internet:“...
Posted Date: 02/26/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi L. Kelly today announced the appointment of Virginia Donohue as Director of the San Francisco Animal Care and Control Department.“Virginia’...
Posted Date: 02/20/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee and U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced an historic agreement for a $1.4 billion transformation plan for San Francisco’s...
Posted Date: 02/19/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that a new all-time record for passenger traffic with a total of 47.2 million passengers traveling through the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was set in 2014....
Posted Date: 02/13/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on this anniversary when on February 12, 2004, then Mayor Gavin Newsom directed the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San...
Posted Date: 02/12/2015
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the City Controller’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 Six-Month Budget Status Report, providing the most recent expenditure and revenue...
Posted Date: 02/10/2015