San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee may be poised to take on a larger political role on the national stage, as the Democratic National Committee’s top official visited him Wednesday asking for help getting out the Asian-American vote for President Barack Obama. Read More
While Mayor Ed Lee has asked city commissioners running for a seat on the Board of Supervisors to step down, one board hopeful on the Port Commission plans to keep his seat long enough to vote on the controversial development known as 8 Washington. Read More
As the tech company Dropbox opened a massive new China Basin headquarters Wednesday, Mayor Ed Lee touted the news as further proof of The City’s growing image as a tech capital.Dropbox — which offers cloud data storage services for users of personal computers — joins firms such as Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce as part of the mayor’s effort to portray San Francisco as the “innovation capital of the world.” Read More
Gifts showered down on Mayor Ed Lee last year, ranging from a $140 bottle of Dom Perignon to two tickets to the Davies Symphony Hall for $320.
On Jan. 14, just days after his inauguration, Lee received his first gift of the year, a $50 box of Godiva Milk Chocolate Expressions from retired Diamond Heights resident Jo-Ann Butler.
What followed were 16 more gifts. All told, the value of the gifts totaled $1,520. Read More
A majority of city voters — 72 percent — view the San Francisco Police Department favorably, according to a February survey.
Of the 500 voters surveyed, only 18 percent had an unfavorable view of the department, according to the annual CityBeat Poll.
Last year, 73 percent of voters viewed the department favorably, and 16 percent unfavorably.
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce hired David Binder Research to conduct the poll. Read More
I came into office determined to create jobs and grow San Francisco’s economy by harnessing the creative talent and energy of the people here. That’s why a big part of my economic development agenda is focused on getting tech companies to start here, stay here and grow here, so they can innovate here in San Francisco. Read More
A new cruise ship terminal in San Francisco – spurred by investment from the America’s Cup yacht race coming to The City over the next two years -- will be dedicated by Mayor Ed Lee Tuesday at 10 a.m.The new terminal at Pier 27 will be partially remade before the race events and finished completely in 2014, according to the Mayor’s Office. Christine Falvey, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said the new terminal is hoped to bring in more ships and more tourists. Read More
Even though he’s now sheriff, it may surprise some that Ross Mirkarimi owns several guns. As a longtime member of the progressive bloc on the Board of Supervisors, Mirkarimi was a vocal advocate of gun control. Read More
With the passing of Warren Hellman last month, a classic generation of San Francisco philanthropic business leaders came to an end, leaving a major void. Read More
The City could be facing an additional $60 million annually in employee pension contributions, due to the unpredictability of the stock market. Read More