Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget

Budget and Finance Committee Approves Mayor’s Two Year, $8.9B City Budget

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee voted unanimously today to support the $8.9 billion two-year city budget proposed by San Francisco…

Judge Orders Political Consultant Charged with Possession of Child Pornography to Stay Away from Minors

Judge Orders Political Consultant Charged with Possession of Child Pornography to Stay Away from Minors

A San Francisco Superior Court judge issued a protective order today prohibiting prominent San Francisco political consultant Juan Enrique Pearce, who is charged with six…

Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative

Mayor Signs on to President’s New “Startup in a Day” Small Business Initiative

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is signing on to President Barack Obama’s new “Startup in a Day” initiative challenging local municipalities to prune down the…

Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November

Mayor Lee to File Nomination Papers Seeking Reelection in November

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will file nomination papers this morning to seek reelection as mayor of San Francisco in November, campaign officials said. The…

Mayor Ed Lee Announces $250M Housing Bond, Supervisor Avalos Presses for More

Mayor Ed Lee Announces $250M Housing Bond, Supervisor Avalos Presses for More

San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos thanked Mayor Ed Lee for introducing a $250 million Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond today but urged him to do…

Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni

Mayor Lee Announces $48.1M in Additional Funding for Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today announced a proposed additional $48.1 million investment into the city’s public transit system that would allow the San Francisco…

Mayor Lee Proposes Funding SFPD Body-Mounted Cameras

Mayor Lee Proposes Funding SFPD Body-Mounted Cameras

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today proposed equipping police officers with body-mounted cameras, among other public safety reforms including the hiring of 250 new police…

Mayor Urges Citizens to Prepare for Emergencies

Mayor Urges Citizens to Prepare for Emergencies

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is urging families to take steps to be prepared for an emergency, the mayor said in a statement on the…

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law

Mayor Lee, Supervisor Farrell Propose Amendments to Airbnb Law

Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell have proposed amendments to San Francisco’s short-term rental law in hopes of making it more enforceable and streamlined….

Pelosi, Mayor Lee Champion CCSF’s Contributions to SF Economy

Pelosi, Mayor Lee Champion CCSF’s Contributions to SF Economy

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee gathered with students and faculty at City College of San Francisco’s Downtown campus today…

Attorney for Port Commissioner Says Mayor Making ‘Rush to Judgment’

Attorney for Port Commissioner Says Mayor Making ‘Rush to Judgment’

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has asked port commissioner Mel Murphy to resign following a lawsuit filed last week by the city attorney over his…

Officials, Civil Rights Groups and Police Union Condemn Biased Text Messages Allegedly Sent by Four SFPD Officers

Officials, Civil Rights Groups and Police Union Condemn Biased Text Messages Allegedly Sent by Four SFPD Officers

Public officials, civil rights groups and a police officers’ union today condemned racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four San Francisco officers, while…

Mayor Ed Lee Recognizes Good Samaritans’ Community Contributions Following Three Major Fires in January

Mayor Ed Lee Recognizes Good Samaritans’ Community Contributions Following Three Major Fires in January

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors today recognized the contributions made by a handful of individuals and businesses that…

Public Housing Units to be Rehabilitated as Private Entities Take Over Management

Public Housing Units to be Rehabilitated as Private Entities Take Over Management

San Francisco’s long-dilapidated public housing units will receive a $500 million facelift over the next three years as the units are transitioned to private property…

SFO Reports Record Passenger Traffic in 2014

SFO Reports Record Passenger Traffic in 2014

San Francisco International Airport set another record for passenger traffic last year, airport officials said Friday. Last year 47.2 million passengers traveled through the airport,…

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

Mayor Pushes SFPUC to Launch CleanPower SF, Create City-Run Clean Energy Program by 2016

After years of planning, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is asking the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to launch a city-run clean energy program for…

Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address

Mayor Lee Calls for Shared Economic Prosperity in State of the City Address

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee delivered his annual State of the City address today and shared his plan to reduce the city’s economic gap by…

SF Mayor Expands ‘Preschool for All’ Program

SF Mayor Expands ‘Preschool for All’ Program

Mayor Ed Lee announced an expansion of San Francisco’s preschool assistance program today that he said will give the city’s parents the best access to…

Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of New Muni Light-Rail Fleet

Mayor Lee Announces Expansion of New Muni Light-Rail Fleet

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced this morning his plan to add an additional 40 light-rail vehicles to the Municipal Railway fleet in addition to…

Julie Christensen Appointed by Mayor Lee as New District 3 Supe

Julie Christensen Appointed by Mayor Lee as New District 3 Supe

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee today appointed small business owner and political activist Julie Christensen as the new supervisor for the city’s District 3. The…

Mayor Appoints City’s New Chief Information Officer

Mayor Appoints City’s New Chief Information Officer

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this week announced his appointment for the new director of the city’s Department of Technology. Miguel Gamiño, formerly the chief…

Shrimp Boy: Mayor Lee “did something illegal and wants to hide it”

Shrimp Boy: Mayor Lee “did something illegal and wants to hide it”

A lawsuit filed Thursday against San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee by Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and Alfred Scolari claims that Lee failed to disclose documents…

Mayor Signs $648 Million Contract For New Muni Metro Vehicles

Mayor Signs $648 Million Contract For New Muni Metro Vehicles

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a contract today that will begin the manufacturing of a new fleet of Muni light rail vehicles, with the…

Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future

Vendors Still Waiting For Contract From Developer To Ensure Flower Mart’s Future

Following a community meeting at the San Francisco Flower Mart in the city’s South of Market neighborhood over concerns that the market could be decommissioned,…

Mayor Announces New Loan Program for Affordable Housing

Mayor Announces New Loan Program for Affordable Housing

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday a new loan program designed to protect longtime low-income tenants in the city, according to the mayor’s office….

Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements

Mayor Lee Signs $500M Bond for Transportation Improvements

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a $500 million transportation infrastructure bond for the November ballot on Monday while also unveiling other initiatives for improving…

Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years

Mayor Lee Signs $17 Billion Budget for Next Two Years

Mayor Ed Lee signed a two-year $17.2 billion balanced budget for San Francisco this morning, calling it the first time in six years the city…

Muni Drivers OK Contract That Gets Them 15% Raise

Muni Drivers OK Contract That Gets Them 15% Raise

San Francisco Municipal Railway operators ratified a contract Monday in a deal brokered by former Mayor Willie Brown that gives employees a roughly 15 percent…

Initiative To Increase Funding For SF Public Schools Added To November Ballot

Initiative To Increase Funding For SF Public Schools Added To November Ballot

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee with the full support of the Board of Supervisors today sent a charter amendment to the November ballot that aims…

SF Won’t Be Hosting The Next America’s Cup, Last Year’s Race Lost SF $11.5 Million

SF Won’t Be Hosting The Next America’s Cup, Last Year’s Race Lost SF $11.5 Million

A day after San Francisco was eliminated as a candidate to host the next America’s Cup, Mayor Ed Lee released a statement saying the city…

Under New Proposal, SF’s Minimum Wage Would Hit $15/Hour In 2018

Under New Proposal, SF’s Minimum Wage Would Hit $15/Hour In 2018

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee this afternoon introduced a proposed measure that would gradually bump San Francisco’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by July…

Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni

Mayor Presents Budget To Board Of Supes: $21.6 For Homeless Services, 10% Service Increase For Muni

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee presented his budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 to the Board of Supervisors today, outlining his two-year financial plans…

Ed Lee Wants To Put 7000 Of SF’s Young Folks To Work

Ed Lee Wants To Put 7000 Of SF’s Young Folks To Work

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced an initiative this morning to create 7,000 jobs, internships and paid training opportunities for city youth and young adults…

New Services For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Issues To Be Offered At SF General

New Services For Mental Health And Substance Abuse Issues To Be Offered At SF General

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a new initiative Friday to expand services for city residents suffering from mental health and substance abuse problems. The…

Muni Riders Appealing Mayorally-Decreed Abolition Of Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement

Muni Riders Appealing Mayorally-Decreed Abolition Of Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement

A group of public transportation users in San Francisco have appealed the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s decision to stop charging for Sunday parking meters….

City Leaders Celebrate Reopening Of Coit Tower

City Leaders Celebrate Reopening Of Coit Tower

After a nearly six-month shutdown for renovations, San Francisco’s iconic Coit Tower reopened this morning to much fanfare on the top of Telegraph Hill. San…

Officials Use Bike To Work Day To Promote $500 Transportation Bond, Vehicle License Fee Increase

Officials Use Bike To Work Day To Promote $500 Transportation Bond, Vehicle License Fee Increase

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other city leaders and thousands of other cyclists throughout San Francisco as he pedaled to City Hall this morning…

San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops

San Francisco’s Getting Sued For Letting Tech Buses Use Muni Stops

A lawsuit filed against the city of San Francisco today seeks to block the use of commuter shuttle buses at Municipal Railway bus stops, arguing…

Nearly 1700 Affordable Housing Units Promised In New Visitacion Valley Development

Nearly 1700 Affordable Housing Units Promised In New Visitacion Valley Development

A preliminary agreement announced today will likely pave the way for the construction of nearly 1,700 new affordable housing units in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley…

Mayor Lee Touts Twitter Tax Break At Tenderloin Museum Event

Mayor Lee Touts Twitter Tax Break At Tenderloin Museum Event

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee helped kickoff the opening of the future Tenderloin Museum this morning in the heart of the neighborhood at the Cadillac…