Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco has issued a proclamation that March 31 2017 is to be known as Brent Assink Day, in honour of the retiring executive director of the San Francisco Symphony.
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San Francisco mayor Ed Lee and San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Jane Kim reached a “historic” agreement on Monday that will supposedly offer free higher education for all of San Francisco’s residents. “Making City College free,”...Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said on Tuesday the city would become the first in the United States to offer tuition-free community college to its residents, framing the move as a way of helping to narrow wealth inequality in the city. The $5.4 million plan also includes $500 grants to low-income City...
City College of San Francisco will be free of charge to all city residents, under a deal announced Monday by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim. The city’s contribution will also provide $250 a semester to full-time, low-income students who already receive a state-funded fee waiver. Show More Summary
San Francisco’s mayor on Tuesday announced his city was suing President Trump over a series of executive orders it contends are unconstitutional. Mayor Ed Lee announced the suit on Twitter and was planning a press conference to provide details. The move comes amid growing rancor over Trump’s orders,...
With San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee having three full years left in his term (he gives his 2017 State of the City speech today at the Tenderloin’s Hibernia Bank), it seems premature to discuss the November 2019 election for his Read More » The post Early Thoughts on SF’s 2019 Mayor’s Race appeared first on Beyond Chron.
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Mayor Ed Lee said Wednesday that San Francisco will not allow its immigrant residents “to live in fear” and affirmed the city’s 27-year-old sanctuary city policy, one hour after President Trump announced a crackdown on immigrants living in the country illegally and promising to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities. Show More Summary
San Francisco isn't the biggest city in the world, but its mayor makes the biggest salary in the United States. Mayor Ed Lee is the highest-paid mayor of a major U.S. city, according to a report from the American City Business Journals. Lee,...Show More Summary
Greg Suhr was the chief of the San Francisco Police Department from 2011 to June 2016, when he resigned at the request of San Francisco mayor Ed Lee. Suhr’s time in charge was a tumultuous one for the SFPD, but despite his very public departure from the SFPD, Suhr has been hired by the Golden State Warriors to do some… Read more...
Mayor Ed Lee turns on the charm for Treasure Island site For the nearly seven years of its non-existence, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has been buffeted at all times by campaigns to attract it to cities and then drive it away from those exact same cities. Everybody wants the Lucas Museum, except when it’s being handed to them. Show More Summary
Mayor Ed Lee plans to announce Tuesday that he is hiring a veteran Los Angeles deputy police chief to lead the San Francisco force as it implements broad changes in the wake of several shootings of African Americans and Latinos, according to City Hall sources. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (D) vetoed a bill Thursday that would have restricted short-term rentals in the city to 60 days a year, notching another win for Airbnb and other home-sharing companies. The bill, introduced by San Francisco...Show More Summary
Airbnb Inc. scored another legislative victory late Thursday when San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vetoed a bill that would have barred hosts from renting their homes out for more than 60 days a year, down from the current 90-day limit. “This...Show More Summary
One year ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced the city was creating a new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (hereafter DHSH). While Director Jeff Kositsky and DHSH did not formally begin until last June, the new department brought Read More » The post Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
"The federal election really did clarify for me that there is much we agree on in San Francisco," said Mayor Ed Lee. [ more › ]
Ed Lee, the Board of Supervisors and others convened in the City Hall rotunda to express unity today. [ more › ]
YOU WENT FULL NEO-CONFEDERATE, MAN. NEVER GO FULL NEO-CONFEDERATE: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Tells Trump and The World that “Being a sanctuary city is in our DNA. San Francisco will never be anything other than a sanctuary city.” Illegal immigration now! Illegal immigration tomorrow! Illegal immigration forever! Or as Victor Davis Hanson wrote last […]
The San Francisco Police Commission has recommended three finalists to Mayor Ed Lee in the search for a new police chief — with one being the acting chief, Toney Chaplin, according to sources close to the selection process. Rumors were...Show More Summary