San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee begins a second term after a 2015 campaign season in which the mayor’s promotion of Julie Christensen in District 3 and the ongoing housing crisis subjected him to more criticism than ever before. The mayor Read More » The post Mayor Lee’s Second Term Agenda appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Tuesday was a good night for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. But behind his clear reelection triumph was a message from voters: The city's affordability crisis matters beyond all else. And due to a surprising result in the only supervisorial district that was up for grabs, Lee is now likely to meet...
Oh, no. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent...
San Francisco's housing measures The top-of-the-ticket race in San Francisco looks like it's going to be a snoozer. Mayor Ed Lee, who has spent 30 times more than all of his opponents combined, is expected to win reelection handily. But some other high-profile ballot issues are drawing out voters...
San Francisco mayor Ed Lee says he's open to possibly overturning that 1984 ruling that closed bathhouses in the city.
The San Francisco Chronicle’s October 25 front-page story, “S.F.’s homeless crisis: Can Ed Lee clean up streets,” set a new low for erroneous reporting on the issue. The story’s conclusions—that Mayor Lee has ignored the homeless problem, that homeless coordinator Read More » The post SF Chronicle Wrong on Homelessness appeared first on Beyond Chron.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a plan on October 21 to address one of the city’s most vexing problems: how to keep teachers living in the city when they cannot afford rents on vacant apartments or the purchase price Read More » The post SF Moves to Keep Teachers in City appeared first on Beyond Chron.
This is a mayoral election year in San Francisco, but since nary a formidable candidate chose to oppose incumbent mayor Ed Lee, that’s not likely to be a draw. One political campaign, however, is getting plenty of airtime in the city. Show More Summary
TweetHadn’t noticed this one before: Take it away, BALLOTPEDIA: “A City of San Francisco Transfer Tax on Residential Property Re-Sold in Five Years, Proposition G ballot question was on the November 4, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of San Francisco, California. It was defeated. Proposition G imposed an additional tax on the […]
Last week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee backed sweeping new eviction protections Supervisor Jane Kim sponsored for the city’s tenants. That’s nothing new. Lee has supported every single piece of tenant legislation that has passed the Board since taking office Read More » The post Mayor Lee Earns High Marks on Tenants Rights appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has promised to sweep the city's downtown streets of its booming homeless population by the time the Super Bowl comes to town in early 2016. "They are going to have to leave," Lee told local news station KPIX earlierthis week. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was among several politicians and community leaders singled out in court papers Tuesday as having alleged roles in public corruption plots and bribery schemes.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been implicated in bribery and money laundering schemes, according to new filings related to the criminal case around Richard "Shrimp Boy" Chow, the SF Examiner reported on Tuesday. New filings in federal...Show More Summary
If Twitter falters it could damage San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee's political ambitions and add to a growing backlash against the tech community.
TweetA new release: “San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi Responds to Mayor Ed Lee’s Call to Rescind ICE Contact Policy San Francisco, CA ? San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi today delivered his response to Mayor Ed Lee’s July 14, 2015, letter [referenced here in the Examiner] calling on the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department to rescind its […]
A San Francisco mayoral candidate doesn't want the election to be a "cakewalk" for the incumbent Mayor Ed Lee — so she delivered a cake to the mayor's office to prove it. YIMBY-for-mayor candidate Amy Farah Weiss said she was creatively inspired to turn a headline on a Business Insider story about the election into an actual event. Show More Summary
Fox News sent Jesse Waters to San Francisco to confront Mayor Ed Lee on his city’s “sanctuary city” policy, and if he felt it was responsible for an illegal immigrant
TweetHere’s today’s release from the SFSD: “San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Statement Regarding Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD) is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Ms. Steinle and offer our sincere condolences to her family and friends. Show More Summary
As San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said at the City Innovate Summit last week: Cities today are the engines of the greatest surge in innovation, creativity and problem solving in human history... and cities that think of themselves as platforms will become stronger, attract better talent and become smarter from the bottom up. Show More Summary