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Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Supervisor Mark Farrell launched the down payment home loan assistance program for San Francisco first responders who are active member of the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Fire Department, or the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. The Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) will administer the program, which was created after San Francisco voters overwhelmingly passed the Housing Trust Fund Initiative in November 2012.
“San Francisco must remain a viable place to live and work for people at all levels of the economic spectrum and the Housing Trust Fund helps us do just that,” said Mayor Lee. “The new down payment assistance program will help keep working families in San Francisco and increase homeownership opportunities for San Francisco first responders, who make sacrifices every day to keep our City safe. I thank Supervisor Mark Farrell and the entire Board of Supervisors for supporting the Housing Trust Fund and our City’s first responders.” Read more.
"Implementing the Affordable Care Act is a top priority for San Francisco," said Mayor Lee. "We are focused on enrolling residents in the Medi-Cal expansion and encouraging eligible residents to purchase affordable insurance via the Covered California marketplace. However, we also need to provide guidance to our local businesses about how the ACA integrates with our local policy – namely the Health Care Security Ordinance. This is a complicated policy issue, and I am thankful that Director Garcia has agreed to lead a data-driven process so we can make informed policy decisions." Read more.
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed San Francisco's two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 and 2014-15 after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it yesterday. The two-year balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14 and 2014-15 totals $7.9 billion annually, and it closes budget shortfalls of $124 million for FY 2013-14 and $256 million for FY 2014-15. The Mayor and Board of Supervisors worked closely together to develop this budget, and collaborated with residents, community organizations, City Departments and City employees to deliver the balanced budget on time.
"This consensus driven, responsible budget that the Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted yesterday reflects our shared commitment to innovate to solve our City's challenges, involve the public and invest in our infrastructure and workforce," said Mayor Lee. "Together we are supporting San Francisco's economic recovery and at the same time, guaranteeing public safety and protecting the social safety net services for those that need them the most. Thank you to Budget and Finance Committee Chair Supervisor Mark Farrell for leading this effort, and thank you to the entire Board of Supervisors for delivering a responsible and equitable final budget to the residents of our great City." Read more.