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News Releases

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Announces New Mission Bay Project to House Formerly Homeless Veterans

Mayor Lee Announces New Mission Bay Project to House Formerly Homeless Veterans

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 unit.

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce $690 Million in Funding for Public Education & Programs to Support City’s Children & Families

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce $690 Million in Funding for Public Education & Programs to Support City’s Children & Families

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the Board of Supervisors announced over the next two years the City will contribute and invest $690.4 million in programs for children, focused on improving educational outcomes.

Mayor Lee Launches Youth Jobs + Initiative to Create Jobs for San Francisco Youth This Summer & Year Round

Mayor Lee Launches Youth Jobs + Initiative to Create Jobs for San Francisco Youth This Summer & Year Round

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, internships and paid job training for San Francisco youth (ages 14-24 years old).

Mayor Lee Launches SF Biz Connect – A Business to Business Buy Local Campaign to Increase Purchasing at Local & Small Businesses

Mayor Lee Launches SF Biz Connect – A Business to Business Buy Local Campaign to Increase Purchasing at Local & Small Businesses

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched SF Biz Connect, an initiative challenging businesses to shift at least five percent of their spending to local San Francisco small businesses.

Mayor Lee & Board President Breed Announce Additional $47.3 Million in New Hiring & Infrastructure Upgrades at Fire Department & Emergency Management

Mayor Lee & Board President Breed Announce Additional $47.3 Million in New Hiring & Infrastructure Upgrades at Fire Department & Emergency Management

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President London Breed announced $47.3 million in additional investments in the San Francisco Fire and Emergency Management departments over the next two years.

Mayor Lee Announces Civic Celebration of City Hall Centennial

Mayor Lee Announces Civic Celebration of City Hall Centennial

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 Protocol Charlotte Mailliard Shultz announced The City Hall Centennial Celebration, a civic celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of San Francisco’s City Hall.

Mayor Lee Announces New Rush Hour Congestion Strategy

Mayor Lee Announces New Rush Hour Congestion Strategy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the Rush Hour Congestion Strategy to minimize congestion and maximize reliability for drivers and transit riders.

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce Additional $28.9 Million Investment in Supportive Housing & Services for Homeless Residents

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Announce Additional $28.9 Million Investment in Supportive Housing & Services for Homeless Residents

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 of supportive housing in Single Room Occupancy units around the City.

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Introduce $250 Million Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond

Mayor Lee & Supervisors Introduce $250 Million Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond

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 General Obligation Bond at the Board of Supervisors.

Mayor Lee Announces Strategy to Build on Momentum of Revitalization Efforts in Central Market & Tenderloin

Mayor Lee Announces Strategy to Build on Momentum of Revitalization Efforts in Central Market & Tenderloin

Mayor Edwin M. Lee 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.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Controller’s Nine-Month Budget Status Report

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Controller’s Nine-Month Budget Status Report

Mayor Edwin M. Lee 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 expenditure savings for the fiscal year which demonstrates an improvement of $80.6 million over the Six-Month Budget Status Report estimate.

Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding To Strengthen San Francisco’s Immigrant Community

Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding To Strengthen San Francisco’s Immigrant Community

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years to support San Francisco’s immigrant community.

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of 2014-15 Teacher & Principal of The Year Awards

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of 2014-15 Teacher & Principal of The Year Awards

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 the Year.

$48 Million Investment in Public Transportation System’s Frontline Operations & Street Improvement Projects

$48 Million Investment in Public Transportation System’s Frontline Operations & Street Improvement Projects

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 in San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s Fiscal Year 2015-16 proposed budget.

Mayor Lee & Board Announce Comprehensive Package of Public Safety Reforms

Mayor Lee & Board Announce Comprehensive Package of Public Safety Reforms

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 reforms.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Nepal Earthquake

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Nepal Earthquake

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement regarding the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal.

Mayor Lee Announces Major Milestone to End Chronic Veterans Homelessness in San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces Major Milestone to End Chronic Veterans Homelessness in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee , 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 2015.

Mayor Lee Launches Climate Action Strategies to Meet City’s Bold Greenhouse Reduction Goals

Mayor Lee Launches Climate Action Strategies to Meet City’s Bold Greenhouse Reduction Goals

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 the City’s leadership in addressing climate change.

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Summer Programs to Eliminate Wait Lists for City’s Children & Youth

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Summer Programs to Eliminate Wait Lists for City’s Children & Youth

Mayor Edwin M. Lee 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.

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Farrell Introduce Reforms to City’s Short-Term Rental Law

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Farrell Introduce Reforms to City’s Short-Term Rental Law

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Farrell introduced amendments to streamline and strengthen the City’s current short-term rentals law.

Mayor Lee Appoints Alex Randolph to City College Board of Trustees

Mayor Lee Appoints Alex Randolph to City College Board of Trustees

Mayor Edwin M. Lee 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.

Mayor Lee Celebrates Vision Zero Progress

Mayor Lee Celebrates Vision Zero Progress

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 Walk to Work Day.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of George Wong

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of George Wong

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of George Kun Wai Wong.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Lifting City-Funded Travel Ban to Indiana

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Lifting City-Funded Travel Ban to Indiana

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a statements lifting their cities’ respective bans on City-funded travel to Indiana following Indiana’s adoption of an amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Mayor Lee Swears In New Appointments & Reappointments to City Boards & Commissions

Mayor Lee Swears In New Appointments & Reappointments to City Boards & Commissions

Mayor Edwin M. Lee swore in new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

New Bay Area Bike Share Proposal Expands Across Five Bay Area Cities

New Bay Area Bike Share Proposal Expands Across Five Bay Area Cities

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates and Emeryville Mayor Ruth Atkin announced a proposal working together with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to expand the Bay Area Bike Share program, increasing the numberfrom 700 to 7,000.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Governor Brown’s First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Governor Brown’s First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s announced Executive Order that will save water, increase enforcement to prevent wasteful water use.

Mayor Lee Relaunches SFPD Cadet Academy

Mayor Lee Relaunches SFPD Cadet Academy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Police Chief Greg Suhr and Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff announced the relaunch of the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Cadet Academy with funding from the City’s general fund and private donations over the next three years.

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Christensen Joint Statement on Chinatown Residential Hotel Evictions

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Christensen Joint Statement on Chinatown Residential Hotel Evictions

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Julie Christensen issued a joint statement after families were served eviction notices at a 32-unit residential hotel located at 2 Emery Lane in Chinatown.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Indiana’s Discriminatory Law Against LGBT Individuals

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Indiana’s Discriminatory Law Against LGBT Individuals

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement after Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law that legalizes discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

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