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January 2013

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 the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor Lee Declares “Red & Gold” Week in San Francisco

Mayor Lee Declares “Red & Gold” Week in San Francisco

Mayor Edwin M. Lee declared “Red & Gold” Week in San Francisco, encouraging fans and local businesses to show their 49ers pride for this weekend’s Super Bowl by wearing Red & Gold or displaying signs, flags or any form of support for the hometown team.

Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments & Sets 2013 Priorities in State of the City Address

Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments & Sets 2013 Priorities in State of the City Address

Mayor Edwin M. Lee delivered his 2013 State of the City Address at College Track, a community-based organization in the City’s Bayview that prepares San Francisco youth for college.

Mayor Lee Announces Laguna Honda Tops U.S. Nursing Home Ratings

Mayor Lee Announces Laguna Honda Tops U.S. Nursing Home Ratings

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services raised the quality rating for San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center to the highest rating of five stars.

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping To 6.5 Percent

Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping To 6.5 Percent

Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 6.5 percent in December for San Francisco County, its lowest since 2008, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD).

Mayor Lee & Atlanta Mayor Reed Make Friendly Wager on NFC Championship Game

Mayor Lee & Atlanta Mayor Reed Make Friendly Wager on NFC Championship Game

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Mayor Kasim Reed of Atlanta agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend’s NFC Championship game.

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Expanding Broadband Access

Mayor Lee’s Statement On Expanding Broadband Access

I applaud FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s announcement today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Expanding high-speed, broadband internet is a goal that directly supports San Francisco’s economic development strategy.

Mayor Lee Announces Rhodessa Jones as Recipient of 2013 Mayor’s Art Award

Mayor Lee Announces Rhodessa Jones as Recipient of 2013 Mayor’s Art Award

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced Rhodessa Jones, an acclaimed performance and community artist, has been named to receive the 2013 Mayor’s Art Award.

Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health & Transparency

Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health & Transparency

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Yelp CEO and Co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman announced at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Technology and Innovation Task Force the initial integration of city-provided restaurant health score information on Yelp, which connects people with great local businesses.

Mayor Lee Celebrates San Francisco MLK Day of Service

Mayor Lee Celebrates San Francisco MLK Day of Service

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced San Francisco events to celebrate the National Day of Service, President Barack Obama’s call for Americans to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mayor Lee Releases $1.5 Million From Rainy Day Funds to Help San Francisco Schools

Mayor Lee Releases $1.5 Million From Rainy Day Funds to Help San Francisco Schools

Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced legislation to support San Francisco public schools by providing an additional $1.5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) from the City’s Rainy Day Fund

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

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

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

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Cohen Celebrate First Phase Completion of HopeSF Hunters View Public Housing Rebuild Project

Mayor Lee & Supervisor Cohen Celebrate First Phase Completion of HopeSF Hunters View Public Housing Rebuild Project

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen celebrated the completion of Phase One of the HOPE SF Hunters View public housing project, the first of five public housing sites slated to be redeveloped as part of the City’s HOPE SF initiative.

Mayor Lee & Green Bay Mayor Schmitt Make Friendly Wager on 49ers-Packers Playoff Game

Mayor Lee & Green Bay Mayor Schmitt Make Friendly Wager on 49ers-Packers Playoff Game

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Mayor James J. Schmitt of Green Bay, Wisconsin agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of this weekend’s 49ers-Packers NFC Divisional Playoff game, which takes place this Saturday, January 12 at 5:00 pm at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Mayor Lee Releases Reserve Funds to Protect Critical City Services

Mayor Lee Releases Reserve Funds to Protect Critical City Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee introduced a supplemental appropriation which includes the release of $7.2 million to backfill State budget reductions and to protect the City’s social safety net for its most vulnerable residents, including children and seniors.