Friday, September 29, 2017
Homeless Program

“I applaud the Governor and state legislature for passing a landmark affordable housing package that will help tackle California’s mounting housing crisis. This critical housing deal was made possible due to the tremendous leadership of our state legislative leaders and our City’s representatives, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember David Chiu and Assemblymember Phil Ting.

It is particularly appropriate that this package of bills was signed today, right here in our city, as we are creating housing at a rapid pace. In San Francisco, we have committed to building 30,000 new and rehabilitated housing units by 2020, and with more than 17,000 units created, we are well on our way to meeting this goal. Earlier this week, I signed an Executive Directive that will increase the rate of building in our City, allowing us to create 5,000 housing units each year for the foreseeable future.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
City Infrastructure:  Mayor Announces Record Level of Capital Investment

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued an Executive Directive that will reduce housing project timelines by nearly half while leading to the creation of 5,000 new units every year for the foreseeable future.

“For too long, we failed to develop enough housing in our city, creating an environment where families left San Francisco for more affordable places to live,” said Mayor Lee. “We will not allow the mistakes of the past to continue. Instead of putting up obstacles to housing, this initiative will foster an environment where homes can be created quickly and efficiently. More housing in San Francisco will make this city more affordable for our families.”

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Public Safety: Mayor Announces Agreement on Body Worn Cameras for Police Officers

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation and community members today celebrated the groundbreaking of a new affordable housing site in the Tenderloin that will provide homes for families in the neighborhood.

“We are constantly working on creative and common-sense solutions to find affordable housing options for our families,” said Mayor Lee. “We know that San Francisco succeeds when we have a strong working class, and these homes will help keep our families in the city. From housing to parks to economic opportunities—we are building communities where our families can flourish.”

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Immigrant Support:  Mayor Announces Funding to Support Immigrant Families
San Francisco, CA –Mayor Edwin M. Lee and City Departments today recognized the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law that bars discrimination against any individual based on disability.
“San Francisco has a long history of fighting for equity and justice, so we are proud to recognize the anniversary of this civil rights milestone,” said Mayor Lee. “The Americans with Disabilities Act provided long overdue access, resources and support for the disability community. We are grateful to the many tireless advocates who fought for this legislation and continue to support equal rights for people with disabilities. In this City, we will always strive to go above and beyond what is required for our residents with disabilities.”
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Homeless Services: Mayor Announces new Department of Homeleness

San Francisco, CA – Mayor Edwin M. Lee and San Francisco Public Works today celebrated the rollout of Street Tree SF, a voter-backed initiative that places the maintenance of all the street trees under City care.

“Thanks to the overwhelming support of San Francisco voters, we now have the sustainable funding necessary to take care of our street trees,” Mayor Lee said. “We now can realize the full potential of a healthy, well-maintained urban forest.”