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12 posts from October 2011


Mayor Launches FashionSF Economic Development Initiative

Mayor Launches FashionSF Economic Development InitiativeNew Initiative Focuses on Supporting Apparel Manufacturers & Fashion Designers in San Francisco; Part of Mayor’s Start Here, Stay Here, Grow Here Economic Strategy

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today launched FashionSF, a new economic development initiative focused on supporting the retention and growth of apparel manufacturers and fashion designers in San Francisco. Mayor Lee joined by Supervisor Malia Cohen made the announcement at Cayson Culinary Designs in the Bayview and toured their workshop.

“FashionSF brings together the private sector, educational institutions and the City to work towards a singular goal – to make San Francisco the pre-eminent location for fashion designer and apparel manufacturers,” said Mayor Lee. “I am committed to ensuring that apparel and design companies of all sizes can start, stay, grow and hire right here in San Francisco, driving job creation for all San Franciscans. I want to thank the Fashion Working Group for their commitment and support for this important economic development initiative”. Read more.


San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for Families

San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for FamiliesMayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the top healthiest city for families, receiving high marks in the categories of medical care, healthy schools, air & water, outdoor fun and family safety:

“Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the nation’s most family-friendly city demonstrates that our commitment to the environment and healthy and sustainable living are helping to attract and keep families in our City.


Mayor Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve Services

Mayor Lee Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve ServicesCity to Use Portion of Reserves to Reverse State Cuts to Childcare & Senior Health Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his plan to provide funding for children and senior programs facing certain State budget cuts. Mayor Lee will use $1.9 million from the City’s Children’s Fund Reserve to offset reductions to childcare providers across the City, and $3.4 million from the City’s Reserve for State Budget Impacts to ensure that nonprofit Adult Day Health Centers in San Francisco do not close their doors on December 1, 2011 when their funding from the State is eliminated.  

“While we continue to face uncertainty regarding future State budget cuts, there comes a time to act – this is that time,” said Mayor Lee. “Last year, working together with community partners and the Board of Supervisors, we included reserve dollars in our budget that we could use to protect our most vulnerable residents. Now, with the pending State reductions to childcare providers and the elimination of funding for Adult Day Health Centers, we must take action to protect the social safety net for children and seniors.”


City Slashes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceeding Goals

City Slashes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Exceeding GoalsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco greenhouse gas emissions are nearly 12 percent below 1990 levels and have exceeded emission reduction goals set by both the United Nations and the State even as the population has grown.

“I thank former Mayor Gavin Newsom for beginning our City’s innovative and aggressive climate change policies that have boosted our local economy and advanced our City’s environmental goals to reduce green house gas emissions,” said Mayor Lee. “San Francisco is leading the way toward a future of green jobs and a growing green economy built on renewable energy for a cleaner and healthier environment.” Read more.


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