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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan announced by SF Mayor Lee

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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SF Mayor Lee Launches Summer Jobs + 2013 Initiative to Create Unprecedented 6,000 Jobs

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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SF Mayor Lee Celebrates Opening of SFPD Central Market Safety Hub on Sixth Street

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu as Assessor-Recorder

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Highlights Accomplishments and 2013 Priorities in ‘State of the City’ Address

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on SF Unemployment Rate Dropping to 6.5 Percent

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 [...]

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Open Data Partnership with Yelp to Improve Public Health and Transparency

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 [...]

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates SPUR Ocean Beach Master Plan

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 …

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

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 …

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SF Mayor Lee’s Statement on Official Misconduct Hearings

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 …

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SF Mayor Lee Announces Recipients of City Grants to Keep Neighborhoods Beautiful

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 …

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Launches ImproveSF Food Justice Challenge For Central Market

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 …

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S.F. Mayor Lee & President Chiu Introduce Measure to Reform San Francisco’s Business Tax Structure

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 …

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces City Will Protect HIV/AIDS Funding

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.

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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.

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S.F. Mayor Lee and Supervisor Olague Announce Increased Investment in the Fillmore

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.

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Consulate General of Japan Presents San Francisco with Akebono Flowering Cherry Trees

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.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee’s Statement on California High-Speed Rail

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.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Launches TechSF Initiative to Train S.F. Residents For High Tech Jobs

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. Continue reading

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S.F. Mayor Lee Swears in New Appointments and Reappointments for March 1, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today swore in the following new appointments and reappointments to San Francisco’s Boards and Commissions at a ceremony in City Hall. Continue reading

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Key Federal Support for Central Subway

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the federal government has once again demonstrated strong support for planned improvements to public transportation in San Francisco.

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Bicycling Increases in San Francisco, reports SFMTA

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced that the number of people riding bicycles in San Francisco increased seven percent since last year and increased 71 percent over the past six years.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Breaks Ground on Cruise Terminal, Major Project for 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday broke ground on the long-awaited Port of San Francisco’s James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27. Last week, the Board of Supervisors upheld the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the new Cruise Terminal and 34th America’s Cup events in San Francisco, allowing for construction to begin immediately.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Appoints Bevan Dufty to Lead City Efforts on Homelessness and Housing Opportunities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — SF Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Firday appointed Bevan Dufty as the Mayor’s new Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE), addressing homeless services and better outcomes for individuals who are homeless or live in supportive housing.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Celebrates Central Market Milestone

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that businesses are beginning to take advantage of the City’s Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion.

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San Francisco Receives 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin Lee on Wednesday announced that San Francisco received the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award from the Institute for Transportation and Developmental Policy, for the City’s innovative parking management system and cycling and public space improvements.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Initiative to Boost Small Business and Create Jobs

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that he will make $1.5 million dollars immediately available to small businesses in San Francisco through the City’s successful Small Business Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) to support business expansion and job creation.

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S.F. Mayor Lee to Lead New Innovation and Technology Task Force of U.S. Mayors

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the formation of a Technology and Innovation Task Force at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) that will demonstrate how cities can support growth of technology and new economy jobs and foster innovation in local governments through technology and transparency.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces City’s Plan to Ensure Continued Job Creation, Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Tuesday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today introduced a resolution at the Board of Supervisors to ensure that major redevelopment projects, such as Mission Bay, the Hunters Point Shipyard, and Transbay as well as affordable housing projects under the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency can continue after the State required their elimination.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces HIV/AIDS Funding in City’s Budget

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by Supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos and Christina Olague announced the introduction at the Board of Supervisors a $1.8 million budget supplemental for HIV/AIDS care and treatment funding to protect essential services to the City’s most vulnerable despite severe budget shortfalls.

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Appoints Christina Olague as District 5 Supervisor

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today appointed Christina Olague as District 5 Supervisor, filling the vacancy left by Ross Mirkarimi. ‘Christina Olague is my appointment for District 5 Supervisor,’ said Mayor Lee.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion of One of San Francisco’s Top Employers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Salesforce.com is again expanding and creating more jobs in San Francisco, entering into the largest long-term lease in the City in more than a decade. Salesforce will occupy 400,000 square feet of office space at 50 Fremont, which when fully occupied, will accommodate 2,000 employees.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces First of Its Kind Partnership With the Code for America to Bring Greater Innovation to San Francisco Government

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced today a partnership with Code for America to launch the world’s first Civic Startup Accelerator. Based in downtown San Francisco, the Code for America Accelerator will support entrepreneurs that launch companies to make City government more responsive, efficient and connected.

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S.F. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr Announce San Francisco’s Historic Crime Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City of San Francisco. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Rolls Out Economic Strategy to Transform Central Market

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday launched the Central Market Economic Strategy, the result of a 10-month public process that has resulted in a roadmap to stabilize, revitalize and transform Central Market.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Congressional Passage of Critical 34th America’s Cup Bill

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the America’s Cup Act to facilitate hosting the 34th America’s Cup by authorizing certain eligible vessels to participate in the events has passed the U.S. House of Representatives after passing the U.S. Senate earlier this month. The America’s Cup Act is currently on the way to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature.

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S.F. Mayor Lee’s Statement On San Francisco Unemployment Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Friday issued the following statement on San Francisco’s unemployment rate dropping to 8.1 percent in October, based on preliminary unemployment numbers released by the State Employment Development Department (EDD):

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San Francisco Mayor Lee Launches FashionSF Economic Development Initiative

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched FashionSF, a new economic development initiative focused on supporting the retention and growth of apparel manufacturers and fashion designers in San Francisco. Mayor Lee joined by Supervisor Malia Cohen made the announcement at Cayson Culinary Designs in the Bayview and toured their workshop.

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San Francisco Named ‘Greenest’ City in North America by North American Green Cities Index

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday (June 30) announced that San Francisco has received the distinction as the “greenest” city in North America in the first North American …

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