San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee chose April Fool’s Day to convene a meeting of housing stakeholders tasked with drafting a $250 million affordable housing bond for the November ballot. Skeptics will see the date as reflecting the mayor’s fools’ errand in Read More » The post Can San Francisco Pass a Housing Bond? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy plan to ban government-funded travel to Indiana over the newly passed "religious freedom" bill which allows businesses to discriminate against gay customers. KING5 reports: Seattle Mayor...
San Francisco will not use taxpayer money to fund any city employees' trips to Indiana in light of the state's new law allowing discrimination against the LGBT community. In a statement released Thursday, Mayor Ed Lee (D) objected to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was signed by Indiana Gov. Show More Summary
"We stand united as San Franciscans to condemn Indiana’s new discriminatory law, and will work together to protect the civil rights of all Americans including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. Effective immediately,...Show More Summary
Despite the company buses and inflated housing costs, San Franciscans generally support tech companies in the city, according to an EMC Research poll reported by SFGate. The poll, commissioned by Mayor Ed Lee's reelection campaign, found that 65% of respondents had a favorable view of the tech industry. Show More Summary
With Mayor Ed Lee by her side, San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White offered a detailed account Thursday of a massive Mission District blaze Wednesday evening that left one person dead, injured five and displaced nearly five dozen residents and as many as 20 small businesses.
TweetDirect from the SFMTA: Here’s the caption: “Report Broken Meters and Faded Curbs Where the curb has faded so badly as to be difficult to determine the curb color, it will be enforced for curb color violations. And while you may only park for the posted time limit at a broken meter, functioning meters guarantee […]
TweetLet’s start here: “I truly believe this will advance our long-term interests,” San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said. “We believe that San Francisco’s 2024 vision of the Olympics is 100 percent aligned with our priorities as we see them today, both as a city and as a region.” Yeah, sure, hook Ed Lee up to […]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday that he's running for re-election. Four days later, his campaign already hit its first setback. Sen. Dianne Feinstein told the Chronicle that she's not ready to endorse him for a second term, citing concerns with local Airbnb laws . Maybe she's looking at the alternatives ? Read more...
When Ed Lee was appointed mayor of San Francisco in early 2011, he quickly spearheaded the passage of a Mid-Market neighborhood tax break. It was sold to the public as a way to keep high-profile startups like Twitter in town and revive the chronically-struggling neighborhood. Show More Summary
After two-and-a-half years of intense policy discussion and countless hours of public testimony, this week Mayor Ed Lee signed into law legislation I authored that will for the first time regulate short-term rentals in San Francisco....Show More Summary
For much of Ed Lee's first term as Mayor of San Francisco, he enjoyed both the popular support of the public and the financial backing of tech tycoons. Last March, a stunning 65 percent of local voters approved of Lee's handling of the job. Show More Summary
It was a really interesting selection of panelists with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, former New York City director of planning Amanda Burden and Zappo’s CEO Tony Hsieh, who has been struggling to revive downtown Las Vegas, at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment summit yesterday in San Francisco. Show More Summary
SV Angel founder and San Francisco city advocate Ron Conway got together with a bunch of tech heavy hitters to launch One City, a new initiative supported by Mayor Ed Lee, that aims to make positive changes in the Bay area. It's part of a larger organization Conway founded in 2012, sf.citi. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s daily announcement of public events today included a strange pairing for tomorrow [Wed/10]: the Blue Angels will return to perform dangerous maneuvers over this densely populated city…and we need to prepare...Show More Summary
TweetOur little town, second-largest in the Bay Area, got some national attention yesterday. See the video below. Do you think appointed Interim Mayor Ed Lee knows about it? IDK. Prolly not, as he’s being pressured to raise more money to run for reelection and his people probably don’t have reason to tell him. Anyway, enjoy: […]
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
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
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...
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