50 posts categorized "Family"


Civic Tribute: San Francisco to Honor Tony Bennett

San Francisco to Honor Tony BennettMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced plans for a Citywide civic celebration to honor the acclaimed, award winning singer Tony Bennett whose signature song “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” was recorded 50 years ago. The free public tribute with Tony Bennett will take place on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at noon in the City Hall Rotunda.

“Thanks to Tony Bennett, people have been experiencing the magic of San Francisco for 50 years no matter where they are in the world,” said Mayor Lee. “The song reminds us of why we love our City so much and when we are away, it calls us home. Mr. Bennett’s signature voice is celebrated around the world, and when he comes back to San Francisco, our hearts will surely be lifted.” Read more.

Tony Bennett Civic Tribute streamed live at www.sfgovtv.org and will be on SFGovTV2, Cable Channel 78


Mayor Welcomes Residents to City Hall Open House

Mayor Welcomes Residents to City Hall Open HouseSan Francisco to Open City Hall Doors to Public on Sunday, December 18th with Holiday Snow Park & Other Family Activities in Civic Center Plaza

Mayor Edwin M. Lee and First Lady Anita Lee today announced that City Hall will open its doors and offices to the public for the San Francisco Season of Giving City Hall Open House on Sunday, December 18th from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Civic Center Plaza will host family activities, including a children’s snow park, the entire weekend.

“The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather in celebration of all we have to be thankful for and the new year ahead, but it is also a time to reflect on how our City can help those in need this holiday season,” said Mayor Lee. “On Sunday, Anita and I want to invite all families from across the City to join us for the San Francisco Season of Giving City Hall Open House.” Read more.

Mayor Announces New Housing Initiative for Homeless

Mayor Announces New Housing Initiative for HomelessNew Initiative with San Francisco Housing Authority, Human Services Agency & Public-Private Partnership with Benioff Family and salesforce.com Foundation to House Homeless Families Before the End of the Year

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a new $3 million Home for the Holidays initiative to provide housing for San Francisco homeless families. Beginning immediately, the initiative will target families in San Francisco in immediate need with children in public schools to move them into vacant public housing units or provide rent subsidies for rental units in the private market. Key to funding this program involves the rental subsidy portion that includes the formation of a public and private partnership between Marc and Lynne Benioff of salesforce.com, community based non-profit organizations and the City in order to provide immediate relief to families in need and a home for the holidays. Read more.


San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for Families

San Francisco Named Top Healthiest City for FamiliesMayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the top healthiest city for families, receiving high marks in the categories of medical care, healthy schools, air & water, outdoor fun and family safety:

“Parents Magazine’s ranking of San Francisco as the nation’s most family-friendly city demonstrates that our commitment to the environment and healthy and sustainable living are helping to attract and keep families in our City.


Mayor Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve Services

Mayor Lee Funds Childcare and Health Programs to Preserve ServicesCity to Use Portion of Reserves to Reverse State Cuts to Childcare & Senior Health Services

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced his plan to provide funding for children and senior programs facing certain State budget cuts. Mayor Lee will use $1.9 million from the City’s Children’s Fund Reserve to offset reductions to childcare providers across the City, and $3.4 million from the City’s Reserve for State Budget Impacts to ensure that nonprofit Adult Day Health Centers in San Francisco do not close their doors on December 1, 2011 when their funding from the State is eliminated.  

“While we continue to face uncertainty regarding future State budget cuts, there comes a time to act – this is that time,” said Mayor Lee. “Last year, working together with community partners and the Board of Supervisors, we included reserve dollars in our budget that we could use to protect our most vulnerable residents. Now, with the pending State reductions to childcare providers and the elimination of funding for Adult Day Health Centers, we must take action to protect the social safety net for children and seniors.”