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Ed Lee Announces Pension Reform Measure for November; Adachi Says Doesn’t Go Far Enough

May 24, 2011 | 12:47 pm

Ed Lee Announces Pension Reform Measure for November; Adachi Says Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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From Bay City News: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and several city officials gathered at City Hall today to announce a measure for the November ballot that proposes widespread reform to city workers’ pensions and health benefits. The proposed charter amendment–the result of months of negotiations between city officials and labor and business leaders–would cap […]

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Morning Splash: Ed Lee Pension Proposal; Muni Union Targets Prop G; Harold Camping’s New Date

May 24, 2011 | 7:55 am

Morning Splash: Ed Lee Pension Proposal; Muni Union Targets Prop G; Harold Camping’s New Date

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S.F. Mayor Ed Lee proposes pension-reform measure (SF Chronicle) San Francisco city workers would pay a maximum of 12.5 percent of their salaries to pensions and police and firefighters would pay up to 13.5 percent under a pension-and-health-care reform package to be unveiled today by Mayor Ed Lee, according to a memo from the city’s […]

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May 18, 2011 | 3:54 pm

Wednesday Weeklies: Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor?; The Robin Hood of Oakland Kids’ Baseball

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This week’s new articles from the alternative weeklies… Will Ed Lee Run for Mayor? (SF Weekly) …While Lee pledged to be a caretaker mayor and nothing more — “He has no plans to run,” mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey said last week — there are hints that may change. A petition to draft him is circulating […]

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April 26, 2011 | 1:30 pm

Mayor Ed Lee Opposed to Shark Fin Ban

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Ed Lee told the Chronicle’s City Insider blog that he opposes the proposed shark fin ban in the state. From the post: Lee, who says he’s not running for a full term, said he supports educating shark fisherman rather than an outright ban. “We don’t have to be anti-cultural to get to an enlightened method,” […]

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Morning Splash: Lee Considers Three SFPD Police Chief Candidates; Bryan Stow Suffers Setback

April 18, 2011 | 7:58 am

Morning Splash: Lee Considers Three SFPD Police Chief Candidates; Bryan Stow Suffers Setback

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Ed Lee considers 3 police chief candidates (Matier & Ross, SF Chronicle) For weeks, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has been doing background checks and interviewing and re-interviewing the three finalists for police chief – and from the looks of it, he is isn’t comfortable with any of them. The choice is between Bayview Station […]

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Listen to Mayor Ed Lee’s Forum Appearance Yesterday

February 11, 2011 | 10:19 am

Listen to Mayor Ed Lee’s Forum Appearance Yesterday

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In case you missed it. Lee talked about pension reform, keeping Twitter in San Francisco, his sometimes-maligned relationship with Rose Pak, his comments about Rush Limbaugh, his mustache, and many other topics… Related: Interview with Ed Lee’s daughter Brianna

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January 26, 2011 | 3:20 pm

Governor, Cities Locked in Fight Over Redevelopment Funds

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Jerry Brown is meeting with the mayors of nine California cities today, including four from our neck of the woods: Ed Lee of San Francisco, Jean Quan of Oakland, Chuck Reed of San Jose, and Kevin Johnson of Sacramento. On the agenda? Brown’s proposal to eliminate hundreds of redevelopment agencies around the state. This article […]

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January 21, 2011 | 4:47 pm

Interview with Brianna Lee, Ed Lee’s Daughter

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When word came over the transom during the big mayoral brouhaha a few weeks ago that Ed Lee’s name had been placed in nomination, my first reaction, naturally, was “Who the hell is Ed Lee?” For edification, we turned to KQED’s Scott Shafer. But here’s someone even better: Brianna Lee, the new San Francisco mayor’s […]

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Morning Splash: Ed Lee Says Committed to Pension Reform; Larry Page To Take Google Helm

January 21, 2011 | 7:43 am

Morning Splash: Ed Lee Says Committed to Pension Reform; Larry Page To Take Google Helm

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New mayor Ed Lee ready to tackle pensions in face of $100M cost increase (SF Examiner) …Last week, The City learned pension costs were increasing next fiscal year by $20 million more than anticipated, for a total of $375 million — a $100 million increase from San Francisco’s pension contribution this fiscal year. “I want […]

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January 11, 2011 | 5:42 pm

Mayor Ed Lee’s Inaugural Address

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To be honest, “inaugural address” seems a little grandiose. Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s first talk to the city he’s leading was serious and self-effacing but also down to earth. He thanked those who have promoted him for the mayor’s job and entrusted him with the responsibility; he talked about his past, what he believes in, […]

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