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14 posts from May 2012

05/24/2012

Golden Gate Bridge: Celebration Plans and Closure 5/27 9-10pm

Golden-gate-bridgeMay 27, 2012 marks 75 years for the Golden Gate Bridge and a wonderful opportunity to recognize the history, beauty, and ingenuity of this famous span. A spectacular festival is being planned for the 2012 Memorial Day weekend. Recalling the historic "Golden Gate Bridge Fiesta" in 1937, the event will tell the story of the Bridge and provide an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate together.

For more information about the celebrations please visit the Golden Bridge Anniversary website.

Please note: The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from 9 pm to 10 pm for the fireworks show.

05/23/2012

Housing Fund: Mayor Announces Housing Fund Initiative

Housing Fund: Mayor Announces Housing Fund InitiativeMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the introduction of a Housing Trust Fund Charter Amendment to the Board of Supervisors to protect family housing in San Francisco. If adopted by the Board and approved by voters, a permanent source of revenue would fund the creation of housing that is affordable to low and moderate households in San Francisco for the next 30 years. The measure is expected to go before voters in November. 

"Creating a permanent source of revenue to fund the production of housing in San Francisco will ensure that San Francisco is a viable place to live and work for everyone, at every level of the economic spectrum,"said Mayor Lee. "Creating affordable and middle class housing will also help build our economy and create jobs in San Francisco." Read more.

05/22/2012

New Arena: Mayor Announces Golden State Warriors Moving to SF

New Arena: Mayor Announces Golden State Warriors Moving to SF

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the Golden State Warriors plan to build a new sports and entertainment arena on the waterfront in San Francisco in time for the 2017-18 NBA season. The privately financed arena will be located at Piers 30-32 on San Francisco Bay, south of the Bay Bridge, between the Ferry Building and AT&T Park. 

“We are working with the Warriors to get a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena built on the waterfront in San Francisco and completed in 2017,” said Mayor Lee. “The Warriors have been the Bay Area’s basketball team for 50 years, and today sets the stage for the Warriors to be the Bay Area’s team for another 50. This project will provide millions of dollars in new tax revenue for San Francisco over the long term for services local residents need including public safety, parks, public transit, pothole repair, youth programs and senior services.”

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05/15/2012

Improving Transportation: City Launches New Transportation Program

City Launches New Program to Improve Citywide TransportationToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisors Scott Wiener and Christina Olague launched the Transportation Sustainability Program (TSP), a groundbreaking program that re-examines current practices with new development and its impact to the City’s overall transportation network.

“San Francisco is pioneering a new way to look at transportation through the Transportation Sustainability Program,” said Mayor Lee. “Supporting our City’s Transit First policy, this new innovative program ensures transportation improvements are felt system-wide and Citywide to improve transportation use by all residents.” Read more.

Local Economy: City Announces Expansion Plan for Wholesale Produce Market

City Announces Expansion Plan for Wholesale Produce MarketMayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen today announced new legislation to approve a long-term, 60-year master lease agreement and expansion plans for the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market located in the Bayview. The Wholesale Produce Market is a hub of San Francisco’s fresh food system, providing a steady supply of fruit and vegetables to restaurants and local grocers with nearly $500 million in gross annual revenue.

“The San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market has been supplying our City and region with fresh, healthy produce for 137 years. This new $100 million investment and expansion will ensure that small businesses, neighborhood grocers and anyone in the market for fresh produce for their business will continue to receive their goods from San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “The Market will continue to provide an economic benefit to the City and create jobs for our residents.” Read more.