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08/26/2013

Rim Fire Updates: City's Support Activities and Water Quality and Delivery

City's "Rim Fire" Support Activities and Water Quality and Delivery

There is no change or impact to the delivery of high quality water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System continues to deliver high-quality water to 2.6 million water customers in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Since before the fire began, we have been delivering water from Hetchy Reservoir to our customers and transferring to our local reservoirs. As a precautionary measure, we have increased the amount of the water delivery to the Bay Area from 292 million gallons a day to 302 million gallons a day. This will maximize the amount of water stored locally. This local storage would be used to meet customer demands if we needed to switch supplies.

For more information, please visit the link below for updates about our Rim Fire activities and Hetch Hetchy Water and Power system: http://www.sfwater.org/RimFire 

07/10/2013

City Immigrants: Mayor Launches Pathways to Citizenship Initiative

Mayor Lee Launches Pathways to Citizenship InitiativeMayor Edwin M. Lee with Board President David Chiu and local community partners today announced a new initiative to help San Francisco immigrants navigate the process of applying for citizenship. The San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative is a partnership to build community, ensure economic mobility and strengthen civic participation among new citizens.
 
“San Francisco is a model for the nation in welcoming immigrants and empowering new citizens, but we can do even better,” said Mayor Ed Lee. “This initiative will ensure that the 100,000 San Franciscans who are eligible for citizenship can pursue new opportunities and be part of building San Francisco’s economy and civic life from the very beginning.” Read more.

06/11/2013

Sharing Economy: Mayor Announces New Emergency Preparedness Partnership

1Mayor Announces New Emergency Preparedness PartnershipToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President David Chiu announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between San Francisco’s growing sharing economy and local government focused on disaster preparedness and response. BayShare, a collaborative of sharing economy stakeholders, will also share their skills and resources to make San Francisco a more resilient city.
 
“The growing ‘sharing economy’ is leveraging technology and innovation to help our City become more prepared and resilient against disaster,” said Mayor Lee. “The sharing economy was born here, and partnering with BayShare, we are committed to ensuring that San Francisco supports this emerging sector’s success and nurturing even greater civic involvement.” Read more

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.

12/03/2012

Affordable Housing: Mayor Announces Housing Fund Investment Results

Mayor Announces Investment Result of Voter-Approved Housing Trust FundMayor Edwin M. Lee announced the first funding commitments for affordable housing and down payment assistance funded through the Housing Trust Fund, passed by San Francisco voters in November. The Housing Trust Fund provides a permanent source of revenue to fund the creation of affordable housing for low and middle income households for the next 30 years.

“A growing and vibrant economy requires a diverse supply of new housing,” said Mayor Lee. “San Francisco voters know that creating a permanent source of revenue to fund housing production will allow San Francisco to remain a viable place to live and work for people at all levels of the economic spectrum. And, a down payment assistance program will help keep families in our City and support a diverse workforce.” Read more.