Mayor Ed Lee


Tue April 22, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

San Francisco drug users bring harm reduction to the streets

Under CC license from Flickr user TedsBlog

There’s a plan circulating in San Francisco to make using crack cocaine safer: give away free crack pipes. It might sound farfetched, but it’s supported by science.

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Tue March 11, 2014

First Mayoral forum in series tackles jobs and diversity in SF

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, addresses a crowd at SF Mayor Ed Lee's Mayoral Community Stakeholder Forum: Diversity, Innovation, and Jobs of the Future.
Isabel Angell

African Americans are leaving San Francisco at an alarming rate. They make up just six percent of the population, down from over 13 percent in 1970 and have a higher unemployment rate than whites and other minorities.

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Sat December 21, 2013

Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report

Oracle Team USA passing Alcatraz

Several years ago, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute conducted a study on the expected economic impact of the 34th America’s Cup, if San Francisco were to host the event. Past experiences from previous America’s Cup tournaments in Auckland, New Zealand and Valencia, Spain provided an early rough estimate of what might be expected. It was a lot of money: about $1.4 billion dollars in economic impact.

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Tue February 19, 2013

Mayor pledges to fix Muni

A crowded Muni bus (photo CC by Flickr user Art Siegel)

When he came into office last year, San Francisco mayor Ed Lee said fixing Muni wasn’t a priority for him. But in his 2013 State of the City address, Mayor Lee devoted almost ten minutes of his speech to the often-reviled public transit system.

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Thu July 12, 2012
City Visions: July 16, 2012

Revitalizing Market Street: Can the city's multi-dimensional effort create lasting change?


For the last twenty years, San Francisco city leaders have promised to address the long-standing challenges facing the Mid Market Street neighborhood, but nothing has really changed.Now, San Francisco is taking a fresh approach to revitalizing Mid Market Street that includes attracting tech businesses and actively reaching out to arts organizations, community groups and residents to create a new vision for  this diverse neighborhood.

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