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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

2 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

3 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

Disgraced Former San Francisco Police Chief Gets Warriors Security Job [Update: Not Anymore]

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

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...

San Francisco mayor makes public plea for Lucas Museum

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 Lee picks William Scott, LAPD veteran, as SF police chief

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 Rejects Tough Restrictions On Airbnb

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Airbnb Rentals 

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

Is SF Making Progress on Homelessness?

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.

Typically Attuned To Difference, Board Of Supervisors Focuses On Similarities In Wake Of Democalypse

"The federal election really did clarify for me that there is much we agree on in San Francisco," said Mayor Ed Lee. [ more › ]

'We Will Always Be San Francisco,' Mayor Declares At Unity Gathering Affirming Sanctuary City Policy

Ed Lee, the Board of Supervisors and others convened in the City Hall rotunda to express unity today. [ more › ]

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