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Alternative event to National Night Out shifts focus away from surveillance

Aug. 5 marks National Night Out, an annual event promoted by local governments and law enforcement agencies geared toward ending neighborhood violence and promoting public safety. In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee is scheduled to join Police...Show More Summary

Article details bullying and retribution by the Mayor's Office

Mayoral minions seem to see Ed Lee as the supreme city leader, rather than head of one of three branches of government. Tim Daw People are talking about this article from Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle about how much three fall ballot...Show More Summary

Crane Watch: San Francisco has added 2,290 new...

San Francisco has added 2,290 new units of housing so far this year—that's already more than the city added in all of 2013, according to Mayor Ed Lee. The new units, mostly in high-rises near the Transbay Transit Center, are...

SF Mayor Ed Lee Says 'No' to Immigrant Shelter, 'Yes' to 'Humanitarian' Effort

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that although San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to fund relief efforts for the 200-250 immigrant children who are entering the city every month, Mayor Ed Lee nixed a huge shelter for the children proposed by the federal Health and Human Services Department, citing a lack of space. Show More Summary

San Francisco city government wants to give your data back to you

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has just announced the city’s open data strategic plan, which aims to “broaden the focus of open data from simply publishing to making it available in a manner that fosters better use of the data.” This plan came five months after the appointment of Joy Bonaguro as the city’s first […]

A Visual Aid for Junkies About to Break Your Window: “NOTHING IN CAR” and “VALUE STOLEN = $0?

TweetThis is redolent of the home-made “NO RADIO” signs you used to see in cars in SoMA back in the 1990?s… As seen on Fell Street, San FranciscoEd Lee, Mayor: Click to expand  

Another California Mayor Ignores Traffic Laws

Another California mayor was allegedly caught red-handed blatantly ignoring traffic laws after a Twitter user spotted San Francisco mayor Ed Lee apparently parked illegally in front of a city bakery. Bay Area mayors may want to brush up on their traffic and safety training. Show More Summary

Civil Grand Jury report highlights gifts made on mayor's behalf

A ballot argument in favor of Prop. J, which was approved by San Francisco voters in 2000. A major real-estate firm contributed $1 million to the America’s Cup Organizing Committee at the behest of Mayor Ed Lee, right around the time it sought city approval to expand a downtown tech office building that was already under construction. Read more »

Mayors of New York, San Francisco, Boston, and 14 other cities support net neutrality

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee and 16 other cities’ mayors have called on the Federal Communications Commission to make network neutrality a real thing. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted the resolution, which calls on the FCC “to …

Here’s an intriguing idea for Piers 30-32

Earlier this year, the Golden State Warriors abandoned its bid to construct a basketball arena and performance venue at Piers 30-32 along San Francisco’s waterfront, a proposal Mayor Ed Lee once championed as his “legacy project.” Read more »

Business tax breaks in SF jumped to nearly $17 million last year

San Francisco taxpayers are subsidizing Twitter with millions of dollars in tax breaks, thank to Mayor Ed Lee. Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Employers in San Francisco received nearly $17 million in special business tax breaks from the city...Show More Summary

Neutrality Begins at Home: How Mayors Could Help Save the Internet

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This weekend at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Dallas, some mayors will take a strong stand in support of net neutrality. According to an op-ed by Mayors Ed Lee of San Francisco and Ed Murray of Seattle, the city leaders are unveiling a resolution calling on the FCC to preserve an open Internet. Read more...

Net neutrality’s latest champion: San Francisco mayor Ed Lee

Guest Post: Unlike most of what happens at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, D.C., the raging debate over network neutrality has attracted the attention of businesses and activists nationwide — and now mayors, too. This is for good reason: this …

AM Linkage: Parrots Across Town; Central Subway Hits a Milestone

Photo via Bennett Honson · Mayor Ed Lee Ups Campaign to Bring George Lucas Museum to San Francisco · S.F. Boatworks, Last Of its Kind in This Maritime City · The Wild Parrots of Everywhere, San Francisco · The Moon...

Leftist California Politicians Blast Catholic Archbishop For Promoting 'Hatred' in March for Marriage

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) were among other leftist politicians and gay advocacy leaders who used the words of Pope Francis to criticize San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his upcoming participation at the March for Marriage in Washington D.C. Show More Summary

New minimum wage proposal less ambitious, has broader support

Members of the Board of Supervisors and stakeholders in the minimum wage proposal gathered in Mayor Ed Lee's office. GUARDIAN PHOTO BY REBECCA BOWE San Francisco bears the unfortunate distinction of having the fastest-growing income inequality nationwide. Show More Summary

Transportation funding faces key test after Mayor Lee flips on VLF increase

Then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger slashed the VLF, and now Mayor Ed Lee won't let San Franciscans raise it this year. Facing a deadline of tomorrow’s [Tues/10] San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to introduce measures for the November...Show More Summary

Venture capitalist cat-fight as Ron Conway angrily defends Mayor Ed Lee

Ron Conway shouts down a venture capitalist as they argue the future: will Mayor Ed Lee make San Francisco affordable again? Image courtesy of Bloomberg Wealthy Silicon Valley venture capitalist Ron Conway shouted down a fellow VC at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing summit, after VC Chamath Palihapitiya dared criticize Ron's biggest political investment: Mayor Ed Lee. Read more »

Ron Conway Flips Out Over Call for SF Mayor Ed Lee to Resign

2 months agoTechnology : Valleywag

Star venture capitalist Ron Conway absolutely lost his shit today at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit after fellow VC Chamath Palihapitiya suggested Mayor Ed Lee was doing a poor job addressing San Francisco's gentrification crisis . Read more...

One Year Later, SFO Still Refuses To Meet With Uber, Lyft And Sidecar To Discuss Dispute

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar sent a letter to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee last week asking him to intervene in the ongoing dispute over the right to pick up passengers at the San Francisco International Airport. We’ve reached out a couple of times to the mayor’s office for comment on this. No word back yet, but one thing is clear — one year later, there’s zero progress… Read More

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