You guys remember Batkid, right? Miles Scott, the 5-year-old who’s beating Leukemia who received the key to San Francisco from dork Mayor Ed Lee back in November, was scheduled to make an appearance on the Academy Awards telecast this past Sunday. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other city leaders stood on the third floor of a charity called St. Anthony’s on Friday morning, two stories above a bustling dining room where homeless residents were queuing up for hot meals. “This will be a day where we’re celebrating something,” said St. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday that Google has donated almost $7 million to the city so that low-income children can have free rides on city buses for two years. The move comes as the Mountain View, Calif.-based tech giant’s luxury buses have become a symbol of stratification in the Bay Area. Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, 61, represents the delicate balance the city is seeking to strike between the new big-monied tech scene that has helped push home prices into the stratosphere and the shrinking amount of affordable housing, the New...
In response to Mayor Ed Lee's concerns, the library is looking to bulk up security GUARDIAN PHOTO BY REBECCA BOWE The way homeless residents are treated in San Francisco has come under scrutiny lately, with recent reports of homeless...Show More Summary
In an effort to construct 30,000 new housing units by 2020, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and his staff have come up with some basic ideas to attain their mark. "Cutting through red-tape" in the permit office, prioritizing projects based...
On one of the first rainy days that drought-stricken California has had in months, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee stood out of the rain in an unfinished retail space on the city’s gentrifying Market Street. Exposed pipes ran past naked plaster...Show More Summary
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee declared on February 6 that San Francisco will become the first city in the nation to prioritize housing developments at every stage of the planning process based on their affordability. The new policy gets affordable housing projects into construction 3-5 months earlier, and saves taxpayers over $2 million per year. Show More Summary
Ed Lee is the mayor of San Francisco by the grace of that city's deep-pocketed technologists. He continues to return the favor in both deeds and rhetoric: a new interview with Time has Lee explaining that his city's middle class isn't like yours: Read more...
These should be good times for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. The city’s unemployment rate is 4.8%, the median household income has swollen to $73,000 and construction cranes crowd the sky, building high-rises to accommodate all of theShow More Summary
Before taking a night flight to sit in Michelle Obama?s box for the State of the Union, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee spent January 27 in Sacramento meeting with key legislators about stopping speculator evictions under the Ellis Act. Lee...Show More Summary
First Lady Michelle Obama has invited San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee to sit in her box during the State of the Union Speech tonight, but she didn't specify why. All we know is that she's continuing a longstanding tradition of inviting "extraordinary...Show More Summary
TweetI’ll tell you why. It’s because east-bay government contractor Randy Shaw is in the tank for Mayor Ed Lee. So whenever Mayor Ed Lee changes his position on some issue, Randy Shaw just might very well put on his cheerleader uniform (it still fits!) and start waving his pom-poms. Thusly. “All San Franciscans should cheer Mayor [...]
All San Franciscans should cheer Mayor Ed Lee?s plans to return to Sunday free meter parking. Meter fees are regressive, the fiscal shortfall causing the parking charges is gone, and Sunday is historically when working people take family outings. Show More Summary
On the eve of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee?s January 17 State of the City speech, we asked fifty local residents which issues they thought the mayor should address. Their answer: jobs, economic disparity and rising housing costs.
First Mayor Ed Lee ignores the rising cost of living in San Francisco (fueled partly by his own corporate welfare for the tech industry and commercial landlords), and now he’s using his sudden concern about gentrification as an excuse to make parking meters free again on Sundays, a blatant bit of political pandering that blows a $6 million annual Read more »
Mayor Ed Lee appears larger than life in the USF "poll." Tim Daw There was a poll conducted in late November by the University of San Francisco, the results of which were released in conjunction with the San Francisco Chronicle, claiming that 73 percent of San Franciscans approve of Mayor Ed Lee's performance. Read more »
There's been a lot of talk about easing tensions in San Francisco of late. Ron Conway wants to squash it, Mayor Ed Lee begged it hush up. Now Google is giving it a shot... in the most social awkward way possible: a private employees-only ferry named The Trimuphant. Read more...
The only thing more laughable than protestors demanding that tech corporations pay San Francisco $1 billion/year for illegally using public bus stops is Mayor Ed Lee's proposed solution. His plan calls for companies like Google to pay a pitiful $1 per bus stop squat. Read more...
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announces pilot program to charge Silicon Valley shuttle buses fees for using city bus zones.