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3 posts from March 2013

03/28/2013

Public Safety: Mayor Lee Celebrates New Fire Station One

Fire-truck032813Mayor Edwin M. Lee today cut the ribbon on the new Fire Station One, located at 935 Folsom Street in the South of Market neighborhood, which is the first new San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) fire station in more than forty years. The new Fire Station One is a result of a public-private partnership between the City and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) from 2010 and is part of the City’s plan to rebuild San Francisco’s aging public infrastructure and to protect the safety of its residents.

“Investing in our City’s public safety infrastructure is critical to providing unparalleled services to residents in need 24 hours a day and being prepared for any emergency or disaster response,” said Mayor Lee. “Our City’s partnership with SFMOMA made it possible to make this vital capital improvement to San Francisco’s infrastructure. This new Fire Station One services a growing and transforming neighborhood in our City and meets the needs of our residents.” Read more.

03/13/2013

Solar Energy: Mayor Announces Full Funding for GoSolarSF Program

GoSolarSF_031313Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City’s successful solar initiative, GoSolarSF, will receive an additional $2 million in funding for the fiscal year 2013-2014. The additional allocation will increase the total funds available for GoSolarSF financial incentives starting July 1, 2013 to $4 million. GoSolarSF funds will be available for all incentive categories, which include residential, low-income residential, business and non-profit.

“GoSolarSF has shown a proven track-record of success and has created more than 100 jobs for San Franciscans while jump-starting our own local solar industry,” said Mayor Lee. “Today, our City is a leader in clean energy because we’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in part, by generating more and more of our energy locally from rooftop-installed solar arrays.”

GoSolarSF is a program run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) that provides incentives for San Francisco residents, businesses and non-profits to install solar panels on their property. Read more.

03/05/2013

Rebuilding Infrastructure: Mayor Announces Plan to Rebuild Two Hospitals

Mayor Announces Plan to Rebuild Two HospitalsToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, Supervisors David Campos and Mark Farrell and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) CEO Warren Browner joined together to announce their support for a new plan to rebuild California Pacific Medical Center’s healthcare facilities to ensure quality healthcare and earthquake safe hospitals for future generations of San Franciscans.

The new proposal calls for the building of two state-of-the-art, seismically safehospitals, one in the center of San Francisco’s Cathedral Hill at the corner of Van Ness and Geary streets and another in the Mission District, next to the existing St. Luke’s hospital. This far-reaching agreement was reached with the help of Lou Giraudo, owner of San Francisco’s Boudin Bakery, who, over the past few months, led a series of very frank and productive discussions between the Mayor’s Office, Supervisors Chiu, Campos and Farrell and CPMC executives. Read more.