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Housing Program: Mayor Announces Financial Milestone to Rebuild Public Housing

March 25, 2015

Housing Program:  Mayor Announces Financial Milestone to Rebuild Public HousingMayor Edwin M. Lee with nine sponsoring members of the Board of Supervisors introduced a package of resolutions for financing Phase 1 of the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) partnership with U.S Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA). The RAD partnership is one of the first-in-the-nation that will allow San Francisco to leverage approximately $180 million in investor equity and other new resources to rehabilitate up to 4,584 public housing units. The resolutions, co-sponsored by nine Supervisors for public housing sites in their nine Supervisorial districts, authorize applications for tax exempt multifamily bond financing for each of the 15 troubled public housing sites that comprise Phase 1 of the program.

“We are fast tracking major improvements to public housing so that we not only raise basic living conditions for public housing residents today, but that we also secure the long term viability of these homes for tomorrow,” said Mayor Lee. “Today’s resolutions are a critical first step to get us to the starting line, which is the start of construction at the end of this year. I thank the nine...

Homeless Services: Mayor Launches Navigation Center to Help Homeless

March 5, 2015

Homeless Services:  Mayor Launches Navigation Center to Help HomelessMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the wrap up of construction of the City’s new Navigation Center, a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the streets and into stable housing or residential treatment programs and get access to the services they need to stabilize their lives. The pilot program is anticipated to last eight to 18 months. The Navigation Center is located at 1950 Mission Street in the Mission District with the first clients scheduled to move in the week of March 16th.

“We are providing hope and opportunity for people by removing the barriers that keep them on the streets and from accessing critical services and housing that will help them turn their lives around,” said Mayor Lee. “The Navigation Center is a new approach to the challenge of homelessness in our City and will connect people with the many nationally recognized and effective programs we know work. I would like to thank the Interfaith Council for their partnership, working with the Board of Supervisors and our City Departments, to launch this innovative center.”...

Capital Plan: Mayor Announces Long Term Infrastructure & Tech Plans

March 3, 2015

Capital Plan: Mayor Announces Long Term Infrastructure & Tech PlansMayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President London Breed today introduced the City’s Ten-Year Capital Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-25 with the Five-Year Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Plan for FY 2016-20  at the Board of Supervisors to invest in San Francisco’s future.

“It is impossible to miss the incredible transformation of San Francisco’s roads, parks, recreation centers, libraries, cultural institutions, and other infrastructure improvements taking place all over the City as a result of our Ten-Year Capital Plan,” said Mayor Lee. “This long term fiscal planning and investments have not only made San Francisco a safer and more resilient City, but they have also contributed to our economic recovery by producing thousands of local construction jobs and have supported better and more improved services for our residents through technology. San Francisco voters have passed nearly $2.8 billion in General Obligation bonds over the past eight years and these important investments support our vision of creating a future where prosperity means that everyone shares in our success.”...

Airport Growth: Mayor Announces Record Passenger Traffic at SFO

February 13, 2015

Airport Growth:  Mayor Announces Record Passenger Traffic at SFOMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that a new all-time record for passenger traffic with a total of 47.2 million passengers traveling through the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was set in 2014.

“As one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States, SFO has set a new all-time record for passenger traffic, solidifying San Francisco’s status as a world class destination for business travelers and visitors,” said Mayor Lee. “As a gateway that connects our diverse City to the rest of the world, SFO is a powerful economic engine for our City and the region, providing a choice for passengers and bringing success to our City and our residents.” Read more.

Street Safety: Mayor Launches Large Vehicle Training Program

February 10, 2015

Street Safety:  Mayor Launches Large Vehicle Training ProgramToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the California Trucking Association, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Public Works, announced a Two-Year Vision Zero Action Strategy to help the City meet its goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024. The Mayor also launched a new large vehicle safety training program, designed for professional drivers, to increase safety on San Francisco streets.

“The Vision Zero Action Strategy will guide our work over the next two years to ensure that our City’s streets are safe for all those who travel on them,” said Mayor Lee. “By partnering with professional drivers to raise awareness of safety issues specific to navigating our City, we are taking another step forward in our Vision Zero efforts to eliminate all traffic fatalities in San Francisco by 2024.”  Read more.

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