SF Mayor Ed Lee urges Congress to green light America’s Cup

With big plans already underway for San Francisco’s hosting of the 34th America’s Cup regatta in 2013, an important step remains in making it a done deal — approval from Congress.

Mayor Ed Lee issued a statement Friday urging Washington, D.C., lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 1759, which would define “eligible vessels” for the competition, including the racing yachts and support vessels. The bill forbids ferries and vessels transporting merchandise between ports.

Introduced Oct. 20, the bill has already passed the Senate and is now being considered by the House of Representatives.

“I urge the leadership of the House to take up and pass this bill that will help create jobs and boost our local economy,” Lee said in a statement.

dschreiber@sfexaminer.com

Just Posted

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence may pull out of Folsom Street Fair

San Francisco’s iconic Folsom Street Fair could soon see a high-profile departure:… Continue reading

SF to form task force to address drug dealing in Tenderloin, SoMa

As the supervisor of the Tenderloin and SoMa neighborhood, Matt Haney said… Continue reading

Punch Line celebrates with ‘New Lease on Laughs’

Savvy Nato Green and friends save comedy club from eviction

SF’s newest subway may emerge on the West Side

San Francisco’s sleepy West Side — from the Richmond District to Parkmerced… Continue reading

Treasure Island residents could win new displacement protections

Supervisor working to give all current residents a chance to move into new development

Most Read