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12 posts from January 2012


Mayoral Inauguration: Ed Lee Sworn in as 43rd Mayor of San Francisco

Ed Lee Sworn in as 43rd Mayor of San FranciscoMayor Edwin M. Lee was sworn in as Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at City Hall. 

Former Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. opened the program as the Master of Ceremonies, and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein administered the Mayoral Oath of Office to Mayor Lee.

The Mayoral Inauguration was streamed Live on Sunday by SFGov Tv:


Safer Streets: Mayor Announces Historic Crime Rate Drop

Safer Streets: Mayor Announces Historic Crime Rate DropToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.

"Violent crime in San Francisco remains at historic lows because of stronger community partnerships, targeted approaches to violent crime and aggressive crime prevention strategies," said Mayor Lee. "Despite some tough economic times, Chief Suhr and the San Francisco Police Department are working to make our City the safest big city in the United States through the best use of 21st century technology, strategic deployment of police resources, the use of innovative crime fighting strategies and successful partnerships with our diverse communities and neighborhoods." Read more.