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News Releases

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee Announces $5.5 Million Gift from Kaiser Permanente to Support Community-Based Organizations

Mayor Lee Announces $5.5 Million Gift from Kaiser Permanente to Support Community-Based Organizations

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $5.5 million in grants from Kaiser Permanente that will support seven local nonprofits dedicated to improving the health of at-risk populations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mayor Lee Announces Purchase Of 61 New Hybrid Muni Buses To Improve Transit Service Across City

Mayor Lee Announces Purchase Of 61 New Hybrid Muni Buses To Improve Transit Service Across City

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) will purchase 61 hybrid diesel buses after receiving unanimous approval by the Board of Supervisors on legislation led by Supervisor Malia Cohen.

Mayor Lee Announces Completion of First Phase of Wholesale Produce Market Expansion With Good Eggs Relocation to Bayview

Mayor Lee Announces Completion of First Phase of Wholesale Produce Market Expansion With Good Eggs Relocation to Bayview

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Good Eggs, a farmers market meets online grocery, signed an approximate 56,000 square foot lease at the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market.

Mayor Lee Announces $15.5 Million in Playground Renovations

Mayor Lee Announces $15.5 Million in Playground Renovations

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that six playgrounds throughout the City will be completely renovated with funds from the voter-approved 2012 San Francisco Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

Mayor Lee Celebrates Complete Transformation of Edward II Inn to Transitional-Age Youth Supportive Housing

Mayor Lee Celebrates Complete Transformation of Edward II Inn to Transitional-Age Youth Supportive Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell celebrated the full occupancy and complete transformation of the Edward II Inn from a bed and breakfast in the Marina/Cow Hollow to a 24-unit supportive housing site for Transitional-Age Youth (TAY), young adults aged 18 to 24.

Mayor Lee Announces $2 Million from Google to Support San Francisco’s Homeless

Mayor Lee Announces $2 Million from Google to Support San Francisco’s Homeless

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $2 million in grant commitments from Google to three local nonprofits working to improve conditions for homeless residents of San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Launches Public Land for Housing Program

Mayor Lee Launches Public Land for Housing Program

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched the Public Land for Housing program that will dedicate underutilized public sites towards housing for low, moderate and middle income San Franciscans.

Mayor Lee Announces City’s Five Year Financial Plan to Invest in San Francisco’s Future

Mayor Lee Announces City’s Five Year Financial Plan to Invest in San Francisco’s Future

Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced at the Board of Supervisors the City’s Five Year Financial Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2015-16 through 2019-20.

Mayor Lee Announces Funding to Strengthen San Francisco’s Immigration Action

Mayor Lee Announces Funding to Strengthen San Francisco’s Immigration Action

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced significant new funding to ensure San Francisco can quickly implement President Barack Obama’s Executive Action to provide relief for undocumented immigrants.

Mayor Lee Appoints Miguel Gamiño as City’s Chief Information Officer

Mayor Lee Appoints Miguel Gamiño as City’s Chief Information Officer

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his appointment of Miguel A. Gamiño, Jr. as San Francisco’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of the Department of Technology (DT).

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Jennifer Entine Matz

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Jennifer Entine Matz

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of Jennifer Entine Matz, the Mayor’s Director of Waterfront Development and former Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development.

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.

Mayor Lee Launches Congestion Management Strategy

Mayor Lee Launches Congestion Management Strategy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched the City’s Congestion Management Strategy to improve traffic flow and safety, especially in the South of Market neighborhood where construction and growth remain the highest in the City.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on President Obama’s Selection of San Francisco as Climate Action Champion

Mayor Lee’s Statement on President Obama’s Selection of San Francisco as Climate Action Champion

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on President Barack Obama’s selection of San Francisco as a Climate Action Champion.

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating World Aids Day

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating World Aids Day

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement commemorating World AIDS Day and remembering those lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Violence During Ferguson Protests in San Francisco

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Violence During Ferguson Protests in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on violence during last night’s Ferguson protests in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Launches Shop & Dine in The 49 Holiday Challenge to Support Local Businesses

Mayor Lee Launches Shop & Dine in The 49 Holiday Challenge to Support Local Businesses

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched his Shop & Dine in the 49 initiative, challenging residents to do all their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco this holiday season.

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance

Mayor Lee’s Statement Commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of San Francisco Icon Marian Brown

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of San Francisco Icon Marian Brown

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of Marian Brown of the iconic San Francisco Brown sisters.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Mayor Lee’s Statement on President Obama’s Immigration Executive Action

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on President Barack Obama’s historic announcement of Executive Action to provide relief for undocumented immigrants, which could impact up to 12,000 undocumented immigrants in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Affirms Support for President Obama’s Federal Immigration Reform & Highlights San Francisco’s Initiative to Provide Pathways to Citizenship

Mayor Lee Affirms Support for President Obama’s Federal Immigration Reform & Highlights San Francisco’s Initiative to Provide Pathways to Citizenship

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco will be ready to implement the highly-anticipated Executive Action by President Barack Obama to provide relief for undocumented immigrants.

Mayor Lee Launches Business Portal to Help Small Businesses Succeed

Mayor Lee Launches Business Portal to Help Small Businesses Succeed

Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched the San Francisco Business Portal, a new comprehensive web tool that brings together the complex information surrounding business registration, permits, and licenses in a single user-friendly City website.

Mayor Lee Celebrates City’s Lease of 250 Kearny for Homeless Veteran Supportive Housing

Mayor Lee Celebrates City’s Lease of 250 Kearny for Homeless Veteran Supportive Housing

Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated the new permanently supportive housing for 130 formerly homeless veterans at 250 Kearny Street in San Francisco’s Financial District.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Voter Approval of November 2014 Ballot Measures

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Voter Approval of November 2014 Ballot Measures

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Voter Approval of November 2014 Ballot Measures--Propositions A, C, I, J, and K.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Voter Approval of San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Measure

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Voter Approval of San Francisco’s Minimum Wage Increase Ballot Measure

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on overwhelming voter approval of the November 2014 ballot measure Proposition J, a measure that gradually increases San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2018.

Mayor Lee Activates New Pedestrian Safety Measures on Sixth Street

Mayor Lee Activates New Pedestrian Safety Measures on Sixth Street

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the SFMTA, and SFPD activated a new traffic signal at Sixth and Minna Streets and highlighted the installation of eight newly-painted safety zones at various Sixth Street intersections in the South of Market neighborhood.

Mayor Lee Highlights San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Parade & Civic Celebration Planning

Mayor Lee Highlights San Francisco Giants World Series Victory Parade & Civic Celebration Planning

Mayor Edwin M. Lee highlighted planning around the parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2014 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Friday, October 31, 2014.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Former Boston Mayor

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Former Boston Mayor

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the passing of former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino who died of cancer.

Mayor Lee Announces Minimum Wage Increase to $11.05 Per Hour Starting in 2015

Mayor Lee Announces Minimum Wage Increase to $11.05 Per Hour Starting in 2015

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that the City’s minimum wage of $10.74 per hour will be adjusted to $11.05 per hour, effective January 1, 2015.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants World Series Victory

Mayor Lee’s Statement on San Francisco Giants World Series Victory

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued the following statement after the San Francisco Giants clinched the World Championship title after tonight’s World Series Game Seven against the Kansas City Royals in Kansas City.

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