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13 posts from October 2012


CleanTechSF Initiative: Mayor Announces Initiative to Support Clean Energy

Mayor Announces Initiative to Support Clean EnergyMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the launch of CleantechSF – a new initiative to support the growth of the cleantech industry and cleantech jobs in San Francisco. CleantechSF has three key goals: (1) to streamline the demonstration and testing of clean technologies utilizing City assets; (2) attract cleantech anchoring institutions to San Francisco and (3) support early stage cleantech firms in San Francisco.
“As part of my 17-Point Jobs Plan, CleantechSF is designed to drive job creation in the cleantech and green sectors,” said Mayor Lee. “This innovative partnership brings together the California Clean Energy Fund and key City departments, with the singular goal of keeping San Francisco the leading center for cleantech.” Read more.


SF Giants: Mayor Celebrates SF Giants on World Series Victory

SF Giants: Mayor Celebrates SF Giants on World Series VictoryMayor Edwin M. Lee today highlighted planning around the ticker-tape parade and civic celebration in honor of the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants to be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. The parade will begin at the foot of Market Street at Steuart Street at 11 a.m. then continue westbound on Market Street turning onto McAllister Street to proceed to City Hall and Civic Center Plaza. Following the parade, on the steps of City Hall, Mayor Lee will present the entire team with a Key to the City and honor the World Series Champions in a civic celebration.

"San Francisco could not be any more proud of its hometown San Francisco Giants for sweeping to another World Series Championship," said Mayor Lee. "The Giants defied all the odds to win. Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization. San Francisco celebrates the return of our hometown heroes with a ticker tape parade and civic celebration to welcome them home. Take public transportation to the parade and Civic Center." Read more.

Watch SF Giants Parade Live on SFGovTv (starts at 12:30pm) http://sfgovtv.org



Homeless Services: Mayor Launches New Homeless Connect Service

Mayor Launches New Homeless Connect ServiceMayor Edwin Lee and Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom today launched a new Project Homeless Connect service – Every Day Connect – to meet the needs of people every day who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. 

"Homeless individuals experience challenges in life every day," said Mayor Lee. "Their problems don't fall into regular working hours. With Every Day Connect in place now, people who are homeless can request services any time by utilizing the toll-free helpline to seek assistance and get a chance to get connected with the help they need." Read more.


San Francisco Giants: Mayor Celebrates National League Champion SF Giants

Giants_23oct12Mayor Edwin M. Lee today has officially proclaimed it "San Francisco Giants Pride Week," beginning Wednesday, October 24th and continuing through the end of the World Series, to urge San Francisco Giants fans around the City and beyond to celebrate the hometown team after they clinched the National League Championship title and advanced to the World Series. The World Series begins on Wednesday, October 24th at AT&T Park on the home field of the National League Champion San Francisco Giants.

"Capturing the National League pennant and advancing to the World Series, the San Francisco Giants have put the ‘Orange’ in Orange October," said Mayor Lee. "Let’s show our Giants pride in our schools, our businesses and in our homes to celebrate their quest to bring the World Series Championship back home to San Francisco. Go Giants!" Read more.


Super Bowl L: San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host 50th Super Bowl in 2016

Super Bowl L: San Francisco to Submit Bid to Host 50th Super Bowl in 2016Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that San Francisco, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers and a San Francisco Bay Area regional bid committee, will submit a formal bid to the National Football League (NFL) to host Super Bowl L in 2016. The NFL officially invited San Francisco and Miami, Florida, home to the Dolphins, to submit a bid today to compete in hosting the 50th Super Bowl. 

At the request of Mayor Lee, Daniel Lurie, Founder and CEO of the Tipping Point Community, will lead the regional bid committee and assemble the City's bid. The game, which would be held at the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara, would bring hundreds of millions in revenue for the entire host region. Read more.