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09/26/2012

Water System: Mayor Announces Sutro Reservoir Groundbreaking

Mayor Lee Announces Sutro Reservoir GroundbreakingSan Francisco Water, Power and Sewer is rapidly moving forward with the Water System Improvement Program (WSIP) to create long-lasting improvements to our aging water infrastructure and sustain the quality of life for our 2.5 million residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately one-third of delivered water goes to retail customers in San Francisco, while wholesale deliveries to 26 suburban agencies in Alameda, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties comprise the other two-thirds. Built in the early to mid-1900s, many parts of the system are nearing the end of their working life, with crucial portions crossing over or near to three major earthquake faults. In 2002, we launched the $4.6 billion WSIP to repair, replace, and seismically upgrade the system’s deteriorating pipelines, tunnels, reservoirs, pump stations, storage tanks, and dams. The program is funded by a bond measure that was approved by San Francisco voters in November 2002 and includes more than 80 projects throughout the service area – from San Francisco to the Central Valley – to be completed by midyear 2016.   Read more.

08/10/2012

Historic Preservation: Mayor Signs War Memorial Improvement Legislation

Mayor Signs War Memorial Improvement LegislationMayor Edwin M. Lee today signed legislation to fund War Memorial Veterans Building infrastructure improvements after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012. Funding will allow the City to invest in infrastructure and creates jobs for residents.

“The War Memorial Veterans Building is one of our most treasured historic buildings and we can now continue to tell the stories of our nation’s heroes and the people of our City for generations to come,” said Mayor Lee. “This legislation makes seismic upgrades, increased safety and greater accessibility possible while fulfilling my top priority of putting San Franciscans back to work.”

The project includes seismic upgrades and earthquake damage repair, improvements to preserve building facilities, accessibility upgrades and energy efficiency upgrades. The Department of Public Works will manage the project, including providing architectural services. Read more.

08/09/2012

Improving Transit: Mayor Signs Transit Center District Plan

Improving Transit: Mayor Signs Transit Center District PlanMayor Edwin M. Lee today signed the San Francisco Transit Center District Plan after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012, confirming the City’s commitment to developing a new commercial corridor envisioned in the downtown Plan and helping to finance the multi-modal Transbay Transit Center already underway.

“This district will be transformed from an area once dominated by automobiles to lively streets, abundant parks and more open spaces,” said Mayor Lee. “With even more transit service planned for the future and the new transit center now under construction, this is the best place to accommodate growth in the City. We can build and improve our City while creating jobs for our residents and supporting our continued economic recovery.” Read more.

06/21/2012

Boosting Tourism: Mayor Announces Moscone Center Expansion

Mayor Announces Moscone Center ExpansionMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the development of a 25-year master plan for the expansion of Moscone Convention Center with completion of the first phase expected by early 2018.

“The recent renovations at Moscone North and South are exciting, but they don’t address San Francisco’s need for more convention and meeting space to remain competitive with cities around the world,” said Mayor Lee. “Tourism is our City’s number one industry and bringing Moscone into the 21st Century will boost our City’s economy.”

“This is one of the most utilized convention centers in the nation and many of our convention clients are simply outgrowing it,” said President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association Joe D’Alessandro. “Other competing cities have either recently expanded their convention centers or are planning expansions. We can’t sit back and let other cities around the world take our business away.” Read more.

TechSF Initiative: Mayor Announces New Federal Funding for Job Training

Mayor Announces New Federal Funding for Job TrainingMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) awarded San Francisco with an additional $3 million in Workforce Innovation grants to train and reskill San Francisco residents for the City’s growing number of technology and IT jobs. The City’s TechSF Initiative received $5 million from DOL in March.

“Making sure that San Franciscans receive the skills and training they need to compete in the 21stcentury job market is a cornerstone of my economic strategy and critical to our City’s economic recovery,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank the Obama Administration for investing in public-private partnerships that strengthen workforce training and bridge the skills gap between our residents and the good paying jobs that many of our tech companies are creating right here in San Francisco.” Read more.