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7 posts from February 2013


Board of Supervisor: Mayor Appoints Katy Tang as District 4 Supervisor

Board of Supervisor: Mayor Appoints Katy Tang as District 4 SupervisorMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his appointment of Katy Tang to the District 4 Supervisor's seat that will be vacated on February 27th by Supervisor Carmen Chu when she is sworn in as San Francisco's newest Assessor-Recorder.

"I am very proud to appoint Katy Tang as the new Supervisor for District Four to continue the good work and leadership that Carmen Chu has provided for so many years," said Mayor Lee. "As a lifelong resident of the district who has worked alongside Carmen Chu on all the key projects and concerns facing the district, I know Katy will be a strong advocate for the District's families and small businesses and be a great Supervisor for San Francisco." Read more.


City Licenses: Mayor Announces Online Tool to Streamline Permits & Licenses

City Licenses: Mayor Announces Online Tool to Streamline Permits & LicensesMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched an online tool to help new businesses navigate the City's permitting and licensing requirements. License 123 is an easy-to-use tool that allows entrepreneurs and small business owners to access permits and licenses at one convenient site, instead of contacting several City agencies, as they open a new business in San Francisco.

"Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy and a significant job creator," said Mayor Lee. "This new tool is a great example of how we are using technology and innovation to make government more responsive and efficient to help our businesses grow and succeed in our City." Read more.




City of Innovators: Mayor Launches Campaign to Highlight Innovation in SF

World-changesMayor Edwin M. Lee today launched the San Francisco is Where the World Changes Campaign with a six minute video celebrating the San Francisco-based companies and innovators and promoting San Francisco as the ideal place for doing business for potential companies and entrepreneurs and for workforce and investment.

“It is important that we celebrate and publicize the people and companies that make San Francisco the Innovation Capital of the World,” said Mayor Lee. “These great San Franciscans and their companies are continuing San Francisco’s history of changing the world. From our immigrants who built the railways, to the hippie culture that spawned a generation of social change to the products and ideas these innovation companies are currently growing, San Francisco is and will continue to be the place to come to create the next thing.” Read more.

For more information visit http://www.wheretheworldchanges.com/


Improving Neighborhoods: Mayor Celebrates Community Benefit Districts

NeighborhoodToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the results of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s (OEWD) Impact Analysis of San Francisco’s Community Benefit Districts (CBDs). The evaluation was conducted to measure the success of existing districts in meeting strategic goals set forth for the CBD program including the improvement of the public realm, cleanliness and public safety and the creation of economically viable neighborhood business districts.

“Community Benefit Districts are a prime example of successful public-private partnerships,” said Mayor Lee. “This new OEWD Impact Analysis demonstrates the positive and measurable impacts that CBD service and investment have on our City’s commercial neighborhood corridors. More importantly, as each neighborhood takes an economic step forward, so does our City.” Read more.


Clean SF: Mayor and S.F. Giants Launch Anti-Litter Campaign

MayorToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the World Champion San Francisco Giants launched Giant Sweep, a Citywide anti-litter campaign that partners with local schools, residents, businesses and community groups to keep San Francisco clean and beautiful. The campaign involves hands-on activities teaming City workers with community volunteers to pick up litter and a major educational component encompassing classroom curriculum and a public information campaign.

“It’s going to take a team effort to keep our City world-class, clean and green,” said Mayor Lee. “We want to create a culture of clean so that everyone from young to old can embrace their role as a City steward and reject the idea that it’s okay to litter. We all need to join the team to keep SF clean.” Read More.