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7 posts from January 2013


Super Bowl XLVII: Mayor Declares "Red & Gold" Week in San Francisco

Super Bowl XLVII: Mayor Declares “Red & Gold” Week in San FranciscoToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee declared "Red & Gold" Week in San Francisco, encouraging fans and local businesses to show their 49ers pride for this weekend's Super Bowl by wearing Red & Gold or displaying signs, flags or any form of support for the hometown team. The San Francisco 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans at 3:30pm Pacific on Sunday, February 3rd. This is the sixth time the 49ers have played in the Super Bowl, and the first appearance since the 1994 season. 

"By winning the NFC Championship and advancing to the Super Bowl, the San Francisco 49ers have done what no other Niners team has done in nearly two decades," said Mayor Lee. "Let's show our Red & Gold Niners pride in our schools, our businesses and our homes to celebrate the culmination of their 'Quest for Six' and cheer them on as they work to bring another Vince Lombard Trophy back to the San Francisco Bay Area. Go Niners!" Read more.


Mayor's Vision: Mayor Lee Sets 2013 Priorities in State of the City Address

Mayor's Vision: Mayor Lee Sets 2013 Priorities in State of the City AddressMayor Edwin M. Lee today delivered his 2013 State of the City Address at College Track, a community-based organization in the City's Bayview that prepares San Francisco youth for college. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his vision for San Francisco's continuing recovery and success with investments in job creation, workforce development, housing, transportation and education in his first State of the City Address.

"The State of our great City is vital, resurgent and strong," said Mayor Lee. "We invested in job creation, workforce development and we made tough choices on everything from pensions to budget tradeoffs. And, we did this the San Francisco way, through consensus and collaboration. We put the people's interests ahead of City Hall politics and, as a result, we are stronger. We are also stronger because of the creativity and perseverance of our people, because of the fiscally responsible path we have taken; and by embracing innovation and new ideas that have, in turn, attracted new jobs and new investment in every neighborhood of our City." Read more.

Watch the State of the City Address on YouTube.



Civil Rights: Mayor Announces MLK Day of Service Events

Civil Rights: Mayor Announces MLK Day of Service EventsMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced San Francisco events to celebrate the National Day of Service, President Barack Obama's call for Americans to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the holiday weekend celebrating his birthday as a way to get involved in the community and support diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco. 

"As we celebrate the tremendous leadership of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and the second term inauguration of our first African American President, I call on the residents of San Francisco to consider volunteering their time as a way to recognize and honor the memory of Dr. King and to celebrate this historic day," said Mayor Lee. Read more.


Education Funding: Mayor Releases Rainy Day Funds to Help SF Schools

Mayor Releases Rainy Day Funds to Help San Francisco SchoolsMayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced legislation to support San Francisco public schools by providing an additional $1.5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) from the City’s Rainy Day Fund. The City’s FY 12-13 budget previously appropriated $6.27 million, and this infusion of additional resources will bring the total Rainy Day Funds up to $7.77 million this year.

“Making sure San Francisco’s youth receive a quality education and are ready for college and ready for the jobs of the 21st Century are among my highest priorities,” said Mayor Lee. “In San Francisco, we set aside revenue so that when times get tough we can continue to fund these vital education priorities. By releasing these rainy day reserve funds, we are living up to our commitment to San Francisco’s students.” Read more.


HopeSF: Mayor Celebrates 1st Phase Completion of Public Housing Project

HopeSF Project: Mayor Celebrates 1st Phase Completion of Public Housing ProjectToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Malia Cohen celebrated the completion of Phase One of the HOPE SF Hunters View public housing project, the first of five public housing sites slated to be redeveloped as part of the City's HOPE SF initiative, and welcomed 25 San Francisco families (14 former Hunters View public housing families and 11 new families) to their new homes in one of the most ambitious, nationally-recognized public housing revitalization initiatives. 

"Today, we are delivering on a promise to the residents of San Francisco's public housing," said Mayor Lee. "By rebuilding Hunters View and other sites like it, we are providing hope to families and transforming communities at the same time. Five years ago under the leadership of Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco made a bold step by launching the HOPE SF initiative that is revitalizing our City’s most distressed public housing sites." Read more.