SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than [...]
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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan announced by SF Mayor Lee
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area – along with City Departments and private sector employers – announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ 2013, challenging employers this summer to create 6,000 jobs and paid internships for San Francisco youth. Mayor Lee’s Summer [...]
San Francisco’s First New Fire Station in More Than 40 Years to Meet Safety Needs of Vibrant, Growing Neighborhood
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee cut the ribbon on the new Fire Station One, located at 935 Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, which is the first new San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) fire station in more than 40 years. The new Fire Station One is [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee celebrated the opening of the San Francisco Police Department Central Market Safety Hub on Sixth Street. Increased beat officers and service providers will increase community outreach, stabilization and crime prevention to improve neighborhood safety and cleanliness. The Central Market Safety Hub is [...]
SF Mayor Lee Announces Online Tool to Help Local Entrepreneurs Start, Stay and Grow in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched an online tool to help new businesses navigate the City’s permitting and licensing requirements. License 123 is an easy-to-use tool that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to access permits and licenses at one convenient site, instead of contacting several City agencies, as [...]
New Videos Celebrate San Francisco Companies and Innovators to Highlight City as Ideal Place for Doing Business
SAN FRANCISO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the San Francisco is “Where the World Changes Campaign” with a six minute video celebrating the San Francisco-based companies and innovators and promoting San Francisco as the ideal place for doing business for potential companies and entrepreneurs and for workforce and investment. [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced his intention to appoint District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder, filling the vacancy left by Phil Ting who became California Assemblymember of the 19th Assembly district in December 2012. “Carmen Chu will lead the Assessor-Recorder’s office with the same level [...]
S.F. Mayor Lee, President Chiu & Supervisor Wiener Introduce Legislation Mandating Seismic Safety Retrofits
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board President David Chiu and Supervisor Scott Wiener introduced legislation mandating the seismic retrofit of the City’s large wood-frame soft-story residential buildings, a historic step forward to ensure San Francisco’s resilience and safety. The legislation is also co-sponsored by Supervisors Norman Yee, [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week, 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. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his vision for San Francisco’s continuing recovery [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, S.F. 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. It is the third quality rating increase for Laguna Honda [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday (Jan. 18) issued the following 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): “When I first came into [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today S.F. 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. San Francisco will lead the charge [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the San Francisco Enterprise Zone Web App, a web-based tool that allows San Francisco businesses to apply online for the City’s popular Enterprise Zone hiring tax credit program. The Enterprise Zone Web App will replace a completely paper-based process with a web based tool which increases government efficiency and makes it easier for businesses to utilize the program.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today at the U.S. Green Building Council Greenbuild International Conference and Expo being held at the Moscone Convention Center announced that the City and County of San Francisco has filed for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for eight buildings in San Francisco’s Historic Civic Center District.
SF Mayor Lee Announces Landmark Local Hiring Agreement Between Golden State Warriors, Labor and Community to Build Waterfront Arena
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an agreement between the Golden State Warriors, local building trades unions and community groups to hire a minimum number of San Francisco residents for the construction of a proposed basketball and performing arts venue on San Francisco’s waterfront.
SF Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Workforce Training Initiative to Train, Place 2,500 San Francisco Residents in High Tech Jobs
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Joined by dozens of high tech student trainees and representatives of San Francisco’s major technology companies, Mayor Edwin M. Lee launched TechSF – a citywide workforce initiative that aims to train and place 2,500 San Francisco residents from diverse backgrounds in high technology jobs over the next five years.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Wednesday joined by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi honored community leaders and organizations in celebration of Latino Heritage Month for their important social, cultural, and economic contributions to the Latino community and to the entire City of San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee today kicked off the celebration of the 31st Anniversary of San Francisco Fleet Week and highlighted the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2012. “Fleet Week is a San Francisco tradition and we take this opportunity to salute the men and women in uniform serving and protecting our country,” said Mayor Lee.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that NewME Accelerator, an accelerator for businesses led by underrepresented minorities in the technology industry, moved to the Bayview. NewME signed a three-year lease at 1552 Yosemite Avenue and is housing their members on nearby on Third Street.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the opening of the Bayer HealthCare CoLaborator, an innovative shared lab for start-up life science companies in Mission Bay. Mayor Lee also announced two new biotech startups are relocating to San Francisco to be the first companies to locate in the CoLaborator: Aronora Inc. from Oregon, and ProLynx LLC from Hayward.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “San Francisco grieves with those affected by the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin. Now, more than ever, we must work together to reduce gun violence, embrace diversity and keep our communities safe,” said S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, in his statement. As a mark of respect for the victims [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the San Francisco Transit Center District Plan after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012, confirming the City’s commitment to developing a new commercial corridor envisioned in the downtown Plan and helping to finance the multi-modal Transbay Transit Center [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today celebrated the completion of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, a landmark climate adaptation plan developed by San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) through a two-year interagency effort to envision a sustainable long-term future for Ocean Beach. “In recent years, conditions at Ocean [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday signed San Francisco’s first-ever two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13 and 2013-14 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it yesterday. The City’s first Two Year Budget closed a projected $263 million General Fund deficit for the coming Fiscal Year 2012-13 [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — “Enough is enough. The time has come for Ross Mirkarimi to begin dealing with the facts. The facts are that Ross Mirkarimi pleaded guilty to an act of domestic violence against his wife and he will be on probation for the next three years. His conviction and his probation [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly announced 28 award recipients of the Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG), which provides matching grants to local residents, businesses, schools, non-profits and other community groups to make greening and beautification improvements, totaling $832,600. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission [...]
SF Mayor Urges All Residents to Rethink Sugary Drinks and Hydrate with Hetch Hetchy Tap Water this Summer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee this week, on the first day of Summer, issued a proclamation declaring a Soda Free Summer in San Francisco through August 2012. For the past five years, the Soda Free Summer initiative has sought to increase awareness about the health impacts of drinking sugar-sweetened [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco has become the first major U.S. city to join the United Nations’ Making Cities Resilient Campaign, an initiative to empower cities around the world to reduce the loss of life and property to disasters and protect the social, economic [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Monday announced the second ImproveSF challenge centered on food justice in Central Market, challenging the innovation community to find social justice solutions to improve access to healthy foods for residents in the Central Market/Tenderloin neighborhood. “Access to fresh, healthy food is a tremendous [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, as Chair of the first U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Technology and Innovation Task Force, announced the Open Government Innovation Partnership – a call to action to help cities advance and prioritize innovation to drive job growth, economic development, improved efficiency and [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 3rd Annual US-China Energy Efficiency Forum in Beijing, China with the Chinese government’s top economic planning body, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). San Francisco’s signing partner for the MOU about sustainable [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu on Tuesday introduced a proposal to reform the City’s current anti-job business tax structure for the November 2012 ballot. After months of thorough analysis by the City Controller, economic modeling by the City Economist and inclusive outreach to San [...]
San Francisco Mayor Lee Highlights SF Homes for Heroes Campaign: City Initiative to House 50 Veterans in 100 Days
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee urged San Francisco landlords to join the City’s SF Homes for Heroes campaign and help house 50 homeless veterans in 100 days. The campaign provides help to homeless veterans with federal supportive housing vouchers who cannot find an apartment to rent in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Thursday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos and Christina Olague announced a total $6.6 million full budget restoration for HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention funding in FY 2012-13 to protect essential services to the City’s most vulnerable despite major Federal funding cuts.
S.F. Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of Dropbox HQ in SoMa with Estimated Space for more than 500 New Jobs
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston today officially opened the new office of Dropbox, a tech company that provides a sharing service for users to store photos, documents, and videos. The company’s new headquarters is located at 185 Berry Street, occupies 87,000 square feet and provides space for future growth.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 5 Supervisor Christina Olague today celebrated the arrival of seven new businesses in the Fillmore, announced a dramatic 21 percent decrease in the vacancy rate from 35 percent to 14 percent in the Fillmore and highlighted several City programs aimed at continuing the momentum in the Fillmore.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Monday, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined Consul General of Japan Hiroshi Inomata and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to celebrate the United States-Japan Cherry Blossom Centennial by planting a ceremonial cherry blossom tree in Golden Gate Park’s Japanese Tea Garden.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today made the following statement as the California High-Speed Rail Authority approves and signs the MOU for Caltrain electrification, an early investment in high-speed rail in California.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Califonria Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched TechSF to train and reskill San Francisco residents for the City’s growing number of technology and IT jobs, announcing a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Technical Skills Training Grants program to jumpstart funding for the City’s major new workforce training initiative.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that Macy’s, the nation’s largest department store chain, has entered into a 242,753 square-foot lease at 680 Folsom Street in South of Market (SoMa) to house the e-commerce operations of macys.com.
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