Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Local Economy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the second year of the Shop & Dine in the 49 initiative challenging residents to do all their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of San Francisco this holiday season and all year long. The launch is based upon the success of the pilot program for Shop & Dine in the 49 last Fall.

“Each of us can make a big difference in keeping our City’s local businesses vibrant and successful by choosing to eat and shop local, and I challenge our residents and businesses to shop and dine in the 49,” said Mayor Lee. “Small businesses are the backbone of our strong local economy, adding unique character to our City and enlivening our diverse neighborhoods while employing approximately 326,000 residents. When we invest in our local businesses, we are investing in our City’s success, and we can ensure our City’s rising prosperity benefits every single San Franciscan.”

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Housing Services

Today, Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) and the San Francisco Interfaith Council announced the schedule for the Emergency Winter Shelter Program and shelter site locations. The City is also currently planning for a significant shelter bed expansion in advance of the anticipated El Nino storms in order to ensure everyone in need of shelter receives it during the expected cold, wet winter storms.
“San Francisco is a compassionate City with nationally recognized programs that provide housing, shelter and innovative supportive services to our most in need and homeless population,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank Episcopal Community Services, San Francisco Interfaith Council, who in partnership with the Human Services Agency, will ensure those on our streets have refuge from the cold and wet weather expected this winter season.”