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Mayor names new adviser for transgender issues — Clair Farley of SFLGBT Center

Prominent transgender advocate Clair Farley has been appointed to be San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s senior adviser on transgender initiatives, the mayor’s office announced Monday. Farley, who currently works as the director of economic...Show More Summary

Closure plan for Hall of Justice revives debate over what to do with jail

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will introduce legislation Tuesday to hasten the closure of the city’s seedy Hall of Justice, a move that appears to have universal support from the Board of Supervisors. But Lee’s plan to lease new properties...Show More Summary

Mayor Lee orders San Francisco to build 5,000 new homes annually

San Francisco mayor directs city to cut permitting time in half On Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee mandated a citywide goal of 5,000 new homes built every year, asking all city agencies with a hand in permitting to cut averageShow More Summary

Mayor offers $10K to businesses squeezed by construction

With subway dig taking a bite out of Chinatown, mayor offers aid San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has proposed the city adopt a construction-mitigation program, favoring businesses negatively affected by city construction. One prime example:...Show More Summary

The connected person’s guide to surviving an alt-right protest

On Wednesday, alt-right group "Patriot Prayer" got its permit for a weekend rally on federal land inside San Francisco. It was issued despite strong opposition from Mayor Ed Lee and city officials, state lawmakers, and House Democratic...Show More Summary

Lee plans spending increase on SF homeless programs

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, facing pressure from residents tired of stepping around sidewalk tents and piles of dirty needles, said Wednesday that he would spend additional millions to deal with homelessness and make it a top budgetShow More Summary

San Francisco finally passes affordable housing law

Nearly two-year fight over development yields taller buildings, more affordable homes Since late 2015, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and some city lawmakers struggled to push through a new law that grants extra floors and extra units to...Show More Summary

S.F. mayor ups money for homeless as new Navigation Center opens

A long-anticipated Navigation Center opens Wednesday in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, one in a string of projects that Mayor Ed Lee is rolling out as he pushes for big investments to solve the homeless crisis. “This budget reflects...Show More Summary

SF takes step toward housing all homeless veterans

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stood in the lobby of a newly opened, supportive-housing complex Wednesday, and surrounded by dozens of military veterans just rescued from the street to live there, pledged to end chronic homelessness among...Show More Summary

SF in Denial on Housing, Homeless

In an April 13 meeting with homeless service providers, activists and city officials, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said that he has told each Supervisor that they should accept a Navigation Center in their district. Echoing comments by Supervisor Read More » The post SF in Denial on Housing, Homeless appeared first on Beyond Chron.

San Francisco declares today as Orchestra Manager Day

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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.    

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee picks his candidate in the 2018 governor's race

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 29, 2017, 11:15 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...

San Francisco’s Bogus ‘Free’ College-Tuition Program for All

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 to offer free community college to residents: mayor

10 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

SF reaches deal for free tuition at City College

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 sues Trump over executive orders it claims are unconstitutional

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,...

Early Thoughts on SF’s 2019 Mayor’s Race

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.

'A Sanctuary From Trump's Hate': San Francisco Reacts To Executive Order Punishing Sanctuary Cities

Reactions from Mayor Ed Lee, Senator Kamala Harris, State Senator Scott Wiener, and more. [ more › ]

SF Mayor Lee stands up to Trump, says city remains a sanctuary

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

The country's highest paid big-city mayor is reportedly right here in San Francisco

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

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