Thursday, November 3, 2016
Public Health: Mayor Announces New HIV/AIDS Initiative

Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced the completion of the historic transfer of ownership of all 29 public housing sites and nearly 3,500 units from the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) to community-based affordable housing teams as part of the Mayor’s 2013 Re-Envisioning Public Housing Plan and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program (RAD). 

With the transfer of ownership and management now complete, all 29 buildings and units can begin repairs to address critical life safety issues such as seismic deficiencies, pervasive mold and mildew, dry rot, deficient elevators, water intrusion, fire alarm systems, fire damaged units, missing sprinkler systems.

“Once again San Francisco is at the forefront of creating innovative solutions to make government programs work better and benefit our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Lee. “For decades, San Francisco’s public housing has been under-funded, but today we take a significant step towards revitalizing and rebuilding distressed public housing for our extremely low-income families and residents. This milestone marks the end of many months of hard work by the City and our many partners.”

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Urban Revitalization: Mayor Announces New Living Innovation Zone

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for awarding $11 million to San Francisco to fund six innovative projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and creating a safer and more efficient transportation system. The award was announced today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx at The White House Frontiers Conference, a national convening hosted by President Barack Obama to explore the future of innovation.

“Moving people and goods safely and efficiently throughout our City and region is a top priority for me. With this funding, San Francisco can move forward with a number of pioneering projects across the City that will utilize advanced transportation technology to address traffic congestion on our streets and allow for a smarter and more equitable transportation system for all San Franciscans,” said Mayor Lee. “I thank Secretary Anthony Foxx, Leader Nancy Pelosi, and all of our federal partners for their leadership, and for rewarding San Francisco’s innovative proposals with important federal support.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
MAYOR LEE, SUPERVISORS KIM & WIENER, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION & TRANSBAY JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY ANNOUNCE NEW TRANSBAY TRANSIT CENTER FINANCING PLAN

San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined San Francisco Police Department Interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin and the Department of Public Health Director Barbara Garcia to announce that San Francisco will deploy licensed mental health professionals to the scene of police encounters with troubled individuals as part of a partnership between the Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Police Department.

 

The new Crisis Intervention Specialists will support the de-escalation of conflict situations when police officers respond to individuals who may be mentally ill or under the influence of drugs or alcohol and pose a potential danger to themselves or others. The team will bring behavioral health expertise to critical incidents, support police at the scene, and assist with debriefing and crisis intervention trainings.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Local Businesses:  Mayor Announce $2.5 Million Funding to Support Legacy Businesses

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the award of four predevelopment loans to support the creation of up to 529 affordable rental homes for San Francisco’s low-income and homeless families and seniors.

The nearly 11 million dollars of loans will be made with funds from the voter-approved 2015 Affordable Housing General Obligation Bond to expand opportunities for low-income San Franciscans. These predevelopment funds will jumpstart the construction of over 500 affordable housing units, adding to the ongoing effort to achieve Mayor Lee’s goal of constructing or rehabilitating 10,000 homes affordable to low-income San Franciscans by 2020.

Friday, September 16, 2016
bay area partnership to modernize city services

San Francisco, CA—San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee joins Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, San Leandro

Mayor Pauline Cutter, and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon to announce the results of the 2016 Startup in Residence (STIR) program and to highlight new technology products developed from the sixteen week program to address regional civic challenges.

Fourteen startups from across North America join thirteen government departments in San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro, and West Sacramento to share technology products co-developed to address civic challenges and improve the quality of life for Bay Area residents.

“The Startup in Residence program is a model for civic innovation and regional collaboration,” said Mayor Lee. “This program is a unique opportunity for government agencies and startups to think creatively about how we can all work together to modernize government to benefit residents.”