01/17/2014

Mayor's Agenda: Mayor Outlines 2014 Agenda in State of the City Address

17jan2014_mayor_state_city_2014Mayor Edwin M. Lee today delivered his 2014 State of the City Address at the construction site of Lennar Urban’s The Shipyard under construction in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his bold agenda for San Francisco’s continuing recovery and success with investments in jobs, housing, transportation and education in his second State of the City Address.
 
“The State of our great City is still vital and strong – as strong, financially and economically as we have ever been in our history – and this same robust economic recovery and renewed confidence in our future provides us with the resources and resolve to move forward with an ‘affordability agenda’ as our priority for the days ahead,” said Mayor Lee. “We remain focused on creating jobs, building housing, improving our transportation system, and making sure our youth have a world class education. We will continue to ensure that San Francisco remains a place where people from every background can call home.” Read more.

01/15/2014

Safe Streets: Mayor Announces Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Pedestrian_safetyMayor Edwin M. Lee joined by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) and San Francisco Fire Department (SFFD) announced the new "Be Nice, Look Twice" public awareness campaign, which will launch in February. The campaign will remind all road users to not only slow down and pay more attention to their surroundings, but also help and care for one another as we all travel San Francisco’s streets and sidewalks. 

"Pedestrian safety continues to be a key focus as our City grows," said Mayor Lee. "San Francisco is a City that walks, and we all have a shared responsibility to protect and care for the most vulnerable users on our City streets. By looking out for each other and by driving more slowly and carefully, we can make a big impact on improving safety for those walking in San Francisco. This new campaign will be culturally competent and will touch all corners of San Francisco." Read more.

01/08/2014

Transport Pilot: Mayor Announces Agreement with Commuter Shuttle Providers

08jan2014_private_shuttle_agreementMayor Ed Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), joined today by Genentech, Google, Apple, Facebook, Bauer's Intelligent Transportation, and the Bay Area Council, announced an agreement to launch a commuter shuttle bus pilot program that will minimize impacts to Muni, while maximizing the traffic and environmental benefits of employer-provided shuttles. These shuttles provide more than 35,000 boardings per day in San Francisco, eliminating at least 45 million vehicle miles traveled and 761,000 metric tons of carbon every year from the region’s roads and air.

“San Francisco needs a reliable, safe and affordable world-class transportation system,” said Mayor Lee. “This agreement will help the City realize the benefits that come with commuter shuttles, such as keeping thousands of cars off our roads and preventing gridlock, while ensuring companies pay their fair share and don’t delay our public transportation system.” Read more.

New Housing: Mayor Announces Approval for New Public Housing Community

08jan2014_public_housingMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the approval for Lennar to begin construction of a new Alice Griffith public housing community on land adjacent to the existing site, fulfilling its promise to build new public housing without disrupting current residents. The Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure unanimously approved the first “Major Phase” Application for Candlestick Point, which includes plans for the total rebuild of Alice Griffith and its 256 homes.

The Major Phase application covers Alice Griffith and 38 acres at Candlestick Point, including the site that now contains Candlestick Park. The first phase of development around Candlestick encompasses the creation of 16 blocks of new development that includes 1,529 new homes, of which more than 800 will be permanently affordable, including the one-for-one replacement of dilapidated Alice Griffith public housing units. Read more.

12/18/2013

Affordable Housing: Mayor Issues Housing Development Directive

18dec2013_housingMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a Mayoral Executive Directive ordering all City departments that have the legal authority over the permitting or mapping of new or existing housing to prioritize in their administrative work plans the construction and development of all net new housing including permanently affordable housing. Mayor Lee ordered City departments to prioritize 100 percent permanently affordable developments and then prioritize thereafter residential developments based on the proportion of permanently affordable units produced onsite or offsite through the City’s inclusionary housing program as defined by Section 415 of the San Francisco Planning Code. Read more.