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July 2012

The latest news and announcements from Mayor Lee

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Consensus Business Tax Reform Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Consensus Business Tax Reform Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Lee issued a statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final unanimous approval to place the consensus business tax reform proposal on the November 2012 ballot.

Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR).

Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 & 2013-14

Mayor Lee Signs San Francisco’s Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 & 2013-14

Mayor Edwin M. Lee signed San Francisco’s first-ever two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 2013-14.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Housing Trust Fund Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Housing Trust Fund Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final approval to place the Housing Trust Fund Charter Amendment on the 2012 November ballot.

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Awarded Federal Transportation Funds to Improve Muni

Mayor Lee Announces San Francisco Awarded Federal Transportation Funds to Improve Muni

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco awarded more than $21 million in U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Mayor Lee, President Chiu & Supervisor Avalos Reach Agreement on Consensus Business Tax Reform Measure for November 2012 Ballot

Mayor Lee, President Chiu & Supervisor Avalos Reach Agreement on Consensus Business Tax Reform Measure for November 2012 Ballot

Mayor Edwin M. Lee, joined by Supervisors David Chiu and John Avalos, announced they have reached agreement on a consensus measure for the November 2012 ballot to reform San Francisco’s business tax structure.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Shooting in Colorado

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Shooting in Colorado

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement after the tragic shooting early Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

Mayor Lee issued a statement regarding the Ethics Commission’s decision to deny Sheriff Mirkarimi’s request to issue subpoenas in the official misconduct proceedings against him.

Mayor Lee’s Statement Clarifying “Stop & Frisk Policy” and San Francisco

Mayor Lee’s Statement Clarifying “Stop & Frisk Policy” and San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on San Francisco and “Stop and Frisk Policy”.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks  Bond Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Lee’s Statement on 2012 Clean & Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond Approval for November Ballot

Mayor Lee issued a statement on the Board of Supervisors’ final unanimous approval to place the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.

Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Opens in Chinatown

Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Opens in Chinatown

Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined the Community and City officials to open and dedicate Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center at the corner of Mason and Washington streets in Chinatown.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement regarding Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings.

Mayor Lee Announces $502 Million To Improve SFO Airport

Mayor Lee Announces $502 Million To Improve SFO Airport

Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced a $502 million budget supplemental appropriation to fund infrastructure improvements to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) over the next five years that will create an estimated 3,277 jobs.

Mayor Lee & U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Break Ground on New SFO Air Traffic Control Tower

Mayor Lee & U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Break Ground on New SFO Air Traffic Control Tower

Mayor Lee joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and other officials to officially break ground on SFO’s new air traffic control tower...

Mayor Lee Announces Pinterest Relocating to San Francisco

Mayor Lee Announces Pinterest Relocating to San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann announced that Pinterest, one of the fastest growing social media firms, will move from Palo Alto to San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients Of City Grants To Keep Neighborhoods Green & Beautiful

Mayor Lee Announces Recipients Of City Grants To Keep Neighborhoods Green & Beautiful

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced 28 award recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG)...

Mayor Lee & CA Big City Mayors’ Joint Statement on State Legislature’s Impending Vote on High Speed Rail

Mayor Lee & CA Big City Mayors’ Joint Statement on State Legislature’s Impending Vote on High Speed Rail

Mayor Lee, LA Mayor Villaraigosa, San Jose Mayor Reed and Fresno Mayor Swearengin issued a joint statement...

Mayor Lee’s Statement On July Fourth Fireworks & Public Safety In San Francisco

Mayor Lee’s Statement On July Fourth Fireworks & Public Safety In San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White today issued the following statement on July 4th fireworks and public safety.

Mayor Lee Nominates Rich Hillis & Michael Antonini To Planning Commission

Mayor Lee Nominates Rich Hillis & Michael Antonini To Planning Commission

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today nominated Rich Hillis, Executive Director of the Fort Mason Center and former Deputy Director for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce...