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Public Invited to Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony

Inauguration of Edwin M. Lee as Mayor of San Francisco for His Second Term on Friday, January 8, 2016

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for the Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony for his second term as Mayor of San Francisco on Friday, January 8, 2016 in City Hall.

“This is a celebration of the people of San Francisco that make our City great,” said Mayor Lee. “With a strong, diverse economy as the foundation for San Francisco’s continuing progress, we will tackle longstanding challenges like affordable housing and homelessness while making historic investments in our schools, transportation system and public safety network. I have dedicated 26 years of service to our City to make sure everyone has a chance to succeed, and I am humbled to be sworn in as Mayor of the ‘greatest City in the world’ for a second term.”

Board of Supervisors President London Breed will open the program as the Master of Ceremonies and California Governor Jerry Brown will administer the Mayoral Oath of Office to Mayor Lee.

Musical selections during the Inauguration Ceremony will be performed by the Glide Ensemble and Change Band and the St. Mary’s Girls Drum and Bell Corps.

City Hall doors open at 11 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to the public.

Mayor Lee also announced the Mayor’s Day of Service on Saturday, January 9, 2016, which will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center at 1050 McAllister Street in the Western Addition, and encouraged the public to participate. Neighbors and volunteers from across the City will join Mayor Lee, Public Works, Rec and Park and the Housing Authority to clean, green, serve and beautify San Francisco together. For more information the Mayor’s Day of Service and other volunteer opportunities in January and year-round, go to: