Mayor Ed Lee on Wednesday ended months of speculation when he appointed District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu to serve as assessor-recorder.
Chu, a former budget analyst who was first appointed to the Board of Supervisors in September 2007, will be sworn in by March 4, Lee said.
“It comes as no surprise that I chose Carmen,” said Lee, whose choice of Chu was an open secret at City Hall for several months. “She’s fiscally smart, and brilliant.” Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is making one of his biggest bets yet on the 49ers when the team takes on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl this Sunday, city officials said.
Lee has agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the outcome of the big game in New Orleans.
As part of the bet, the winning mayor will host the losing mayor to take part in a day of service with local programs from AmeriCorps, a federal community service agency. Read More
Doré Studio, a photography studio on Mission Street, is one of dozens of businesses vandalized after the Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, but owners are hoping any post-Super Bowl celebration Sunday will be more respectful.
“I’m not sure it will happen though,” said Doré Studio owner Patty Alvarez. “I always have concerns anytime anything big happens.” Read More
San Francisco’s experience with traditional public housing might be coming to an end, replaced by a privately funded model that other cities could follow. Read More
A group that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol is asking San Francisco not to demonize hard liquor by tying it to rowdiness after sporting events.
Last week, Mayor Ed Lee said that although San Francisco will not ban liquor sales, he is encouraging bars to limit sales or serve it in a responsible manner. The American Beverage Institute responded Monday in a statement that asked The City “to avoid demonizing a perfectly legal product.” Read More
Mayor Ed Lee proudly proclaimed on Monday that San Francisco is in an economic boom time, but he also acknowledged work ahead by laying out an ambitious list of new projects, initiatives and changes for the rest of his term.
Fueled by a technology sector that has doubled in size to 42,000 jobs at 1,800 companies during his two years in office, The City is “back on track,” the mayor proclaimed.
The operator of a Bayview district food bank will ask Mayor Ed Lee for an apology after his State of the City address interrupted the weekly Monday morning giveaway.
Deacon Nina Pickerrell runs the Bayview Mission food bank on Jerrold Avenue near Third Street. It gives away food at 10 a.m. Mondays.
While the 49ers’ Super Bowl run has caused joy for residents and San Francisco city officials, the current mayor and his predecessor on Wednesday both expressed tempered excitement about the team’s impending move to the South Bay.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who was mayor when the 49ers first announced their intentions to relocate to Santa Clara, called the moment “bittersweet” because of the 49ers’ plans to start the 2014 season in a new home. Read More
Giants fans flocked to Civic Center Plaza in 2010 and 2012 to watch the team win the World Series. But for the Super Bowl, as of now there are no plans to broadcast the
Feb. 3 game outside City Hall.
“I don’t think we are permitted to do one,” Mayor Ed Lee said of showing the 49ers game. “No Jumbotron for the Super Bowl.”
The NFL on Wednesday did not respond to questions about why San Francisco would not be able to show the game to a crowd of nonpaying viewers. Read More
Ten years ago, when the first building at the UC San Francisco Medical Center in Mission Bay opened, the area was largely undeveloped. Now the neighborhood has become a hub for biotech science.
State and local officials gathered at Genentech Hall in Mission Bay — the first building to open on the campus — to celebrate how far the medical center has come and the buildings, including a new children’s hospital, that are planned to open in the next few years. Read More