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7 posts from November 2012


Invest in Neighborhoods: City Launches Program to Protect Small Businesses & Increase Access

Invest in Neighborhoods: City Launches Program to Protect Small Businesses & Increase AccessToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu announced the launch of a new Invest in Neighborhoods pilot program called the Americans with Disabilities Act Small Business Assessment Program. The pilot will begin in District Four and will provide small businesses with an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assessment report, a plan for compliance, and access to new grant funding and loan programs to make upgrades.

"This new ADA Business Assessment Program takes a proactive approach to improving ADA compliance for our San Francisco small businesses and provide accessibility for everyone," said Mayor Lee. "This program is another example of the focused, customized assistance that my Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative provides to help small businesses succeed." Read more.


Season of Giving: Mayor Launches Campaign to Support People in Need

Season of Giving San FranciscoMayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of San Francisco’s Season of Giving campaign to support organizations that help San Franciscans and organizations helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. The Season of Giving will last through Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend on January 15, 2013 and residents and businesses are encouraged to give back to their own communities or to the American Red Cross for hurricane victims to provide warm meals, a place to stay and other essential services.

At today’s launch, Mayor Lee was joined by many of San Francisco’s nonprofit and community-based service providers including representatives of the American Red Cross, Glide Memorial Church, United Way of the Bay Area, Self Help for the Elderly and the San Francisco Food Bank. Read more.

For more information about the San Francisco Season of Giving Campaign, go to: sfgov.org/seasonofgiving


Enterprise Zone: Mayor Launches Service to Help Businesses Access Tax Credits

Mayor Launches Service to Help Businesses Access Tax CreditsMayor Edwin M. Lee announced the launch of the San Francisco Enterprise Zone Web App, a web-based tool that allows San Francisco businesses to apply online for the City’s popular Enterprise Zone hiring tax credit program. The Enterprise Zone Web App will replace a completely paper-based process with a web based tool which increases government efficiency and makes it easier for businesses to utilize the program.  

“I am committed to making it easier for local businesses to operate and grow jobs in San Francisco,” said Mayor Lee. “The Enterprise Zone Web App takes a powerful tax incentive program and brings it online so small businesses, manufacturers and other firms can save time while they save money.” Read more.


Warriors Arena: Mayor Announces Labor Agreement with G.S. Warriors

Warriors Arena: Mayor Announces Labor Agreement with G.S. WarriorsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced an agreement between the Golden State Warriors, local building trades unions and community groups to hire a minimum number of San Francisco residents for the construction of a proposed basketball and performing arts venue on San Francisco's waterfront. In an unprecedented step for a privately-funded construction project, the Warriors development team, labor, and community advocates committed to hiring 25 percent of the overall workforce from San Francisco.

"Creating and maintaining jobs in San Francisco benefits residents and local businesses; who in turn fuel our economy and keep our City moving in the right direction," said Mayor Lee. "In addition to their commitment to invest private funds to build a world class state-of-the-art venue, the Golden State Warriors have worked with labor and the community to create an unprecedented opportunity for our local workforce. As a champion for job creation and local hiring, I applaud the Golden State Warriors on this historic commitment." Read more.


Honoring our Veterans: Veterans Day Celebrations

Veterans_8nov12Veteran's Day is special day in San Francisco. We honor all the brave men and women who have served our country. We appreciate all the sacrifices made to protect our freedom.

The City will host the 93rd Annual Veterans Day Parade starting on Market St & Second at 11:00 am this year.

For more information please visit the Veterans' Affairs Commission - http://sfgov3.org/index.aspx?page=1688.