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10 posts from June 2011

06/09/2011

San Francisco Honors Fallen Firefighters

San Francisco Honors Fallen Firefighters On Friday June 10, the City will hold funeral services in honor of fallen San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) heroes Lieutenant Vincent Perez and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio, who both died tragically in the line of duty last week. A funeral procession to Holy Cross Cemetery will follow funeral services.

Funeral Mass
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Location: St. Mary’s Cathedral
- Time: June 10, 2011 12:30 PM
- Watch event online on SFGovTV ( http://sfgovtv.org ) starting at 12:30
- See List of Street closures due to funeral

In addition Coit Tower will continue to be lit until Friday evening to memorialize SFFD Lieutenant Vincent Perez and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio of Fire Station 26. “Coit Tower and its storied history with the San Francisco Fire Department is a fitting location to offer a tribute to honor both Lieutenant Vincent Perez and Firefighter/Paramedic Anthony Valerio, two firefighters who dedicated their lives to protecting the people of San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “We are reminded how much the men and women of the San Francisco Fire Department have sacrificed and put their lives on the line for our City everyday.”

 

Board of Supervisors Approves 2 Major Redevelopment Projects

Board of Supervisors Approves 2 Major Redevelopment Project “The smart development plans for Treasure Island and Parkmerced provide benefits for all current and future residents of San Francisco — creating jobs, much needed housing, parks and open space, enhanced transit and growth of communities in our City’s storied neighborhoods. Treasure Island and Parkmerced create hope for families who want to stay in San Francisco and will be a boost to our City’s long-term financial health.

I applaud the leadership of the Board of Supervisors, in particular Supervisor Jane Kim, who spearheaded efforts to enhance affordable housing in the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island project, which passed unanimously this evening. The project will create 8,000 new homes, with a special emphasis on housing for homeless or formerly homeless families and individuals through our unique partnership with the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative. The project is estimated to generate 2,000 construction jobs annually and 3,000 permanent jobs, of which 50 percent are targeted for San Franciscans and 25 percent are targeted specifically to low income or formerly homeless San Franciscans. Read more.

SFMTA Fare and Fee Increases Effective July 1

SFMTA Fare and Fee Increases Effective July 1 The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees all surface transportation in the City, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today reminds customers that Muni fare increases of $1 to $2 will take effect July 1. This includes July passes and stickers purchased during the July pass sales period (June 17: Clipper sales; June 24: in-store sales). As of July 1 increases to parking fees and fines will also take effect.

“Our first priority is to improve the quality and value of services we provide for the City,” said Tom Nolan, Chairman of the SFMTA Board of Directors. “By taking proactive measures such as creating the Agency’s first financial reserve, identifying internal efficiencies and implementing moderate increases, we can serve this priority and plan for fiscal sustainability.” Read more.

06/07/2011

Mayor Announces Tentative Agreement Reached on Local Hire

Mayor Lee Announces Tentative Agreement Reached on Local Hire
Memorandum of Understanding Signed to Allow Contractors to Bid on SF Public Works Projects in San Mateo County under SF Local Hire Policy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a tentative agreement with San Mateo County on San Francisco’s Local Hire Policy. Mayor Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which allows contractors performing San Francisco public works projects located in San Mateo County to equally draw workers from San Francisco and San Mateo to meet required staffing levels under the Local Hiring Ordinance. The agreement is subject to final approval by the San Francisco and San Mateo Board of Supervisors by resolution. Mayor Lee and Supervisor John Avalos will introduce the resolution at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. Read more.

06/01/2011

Mayor Lee Proposes FY 2011-12 Balanced Budget

Mayor Lee Proposes FY 2011-12 Balanced Budget Mayor Edwin M. Lee today presented his proposed $6.83 billion balanced budget to the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2011-12, which closes a $306 million General Fund budget deficit.

Mayor Lee took office in January 2011 facing a $380 million General Fund budget deficit and began an inclusive, collaborative approach to solving the budget shortfall. The budget process included an unprecedented level of public input. Mayor Lee partnered with the Board of Supervisors to hold ten Budget Town Hall meetings throughout the City to solicit public input. In addition, Mayor Lee worked with leaders from community-based organizations in budget working sessions and conducted scores of meetings with members of the Board, City Commissioners, labor organizations, business leaders, neighborhood leaders, and advocates resulting in $28 million in changes to the budget before it was submitted to the Board of Supervisors. Read more.

- Download the Mayor's Proposed Budget:  http://sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=415
 
- Access the SF Budget Challenge:  http://www.sfgov.org/budgetchallenge