Mayor Lee Appoints City Team to Deliver America's Cup
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his first Mayoral Executive Directive officially establishing the management structure to effectively coordinate the City’s efforts to host the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco in 2013. The Executive Directive creates the America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee to make all necessary investments in time and resources into making sure that the full potential benefits of the race come to fruition. The America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee reports directly to the Mayor and will consist of the Executive Directors of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Port of San Francisco, and the Department of Public Works.
“San Francisco came together to win the 34th America’s Cup, and now we are coming together to make good on our commitments to deliver an extraordinary event for sailing, for spectators and for the City’s economy,” said Mayor Lee. “The America’s Cup Executive Steering Committee will partner closely with the America’s Cup Event Authority and the San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee to bring to San Francisco an amazing event that will transform our waterfront and draw the attention of the world.” Read more