- Roadmap to Jobs and Opportunity
- Changing the tone at City Hall
- Jobs for San Francisco
- Balanced Budgets and Pension Reform
- A Reliable Affordable Transit System that Works
- Public Safety
- Transparency, Ethics and Good Government
- Human Rights and Social Justice
- Neighborhoods and Parks
Through 22 years of public service, Mayor Lee put politics and ego aside to bring people together and get things done. He believes credit should be shared, not claimed, and leadership is about forging solutions, not sound bites.
Creating good jobs and greater opportunity for the people of San Francisco is Mayor Lee’s top priority. While San Francisco’s economy is doing better than almost every other county in California, unemployment is unacceptably high and too many people are still hurting. Mayor Lee will make sure San Francisco remains a hub for innovation in a dynamic global economy and that we create jobs for San Franciscans in every neighborhood.
Mayor Lee is restoring San Francisco to a path of fiscal discipline and financial responsibility. He made the tough choices this year to close a $380 million budget deficit and protect vital City services people depend on every day – and he got it done.
Mayor Lee knows that for too many San Franciscans, getting around our City is all too often a frustrating experience. Muni riders deserve a system that’s affordable, accessible and reliable. Under Mayor Lee, change is already underway.
Despite progress in recent years, Mayor Lee knows that San Francisco must do more to address homelessness and move people and families off our streets and into supportive housing and services.
Under Mayor Lee, San Francisco remains one of the safest big cities in America. Today, the rate of homicide and violent crime is at rates not seen since the 1960’s. But we can do even better, and Mayor Lee knows that in some neighborhoods, fear and frustration still grip too many residents.
As a young civil rights attorney, Mayor Lee worked for the San Francisco Asian Law Caucus, where he spent the next decade fighting for affordable housing and advocating for the rights of immigrants and renters in the Bay Area. He believes that our city can only maintain its unique diversity if there is affordable housing for every income level.
Mayor Lee has changed our City for the better, bringing greater transparency, openness, and government reform to City Hall. By taking a hard look at how things are done at City Hall, and publicly holding ourselves accountable, Mayor Lee has earned more trust and made government work better by working together and getting things done.
Even during tough budget times, Mayor Lee has made it a priority to partner with our public schools and invest in our youth and their education. This year, when the school district was forced to eliminate summer school, Mayor Lee made sure that the city stepped up and paid for summer school for 900 ninth-grade students who failed core subjects in order to prevent them from falling further behind and dropping out.
Mayor Lee is deeply committed to continuing this City’s great legacy on environmental and sustainability initiatives, from protecting our air, water and the Bay to combating climate change and confronting environmental justice issues.
For the last 22 years working for the City, and before that as a progressive activist and attorney with the Asian Law Caucus, Mayor Ed Lee has fought for human rights and social justice for all.
Despite leaner budgets, Mayor Lee has worked hard to keep our neighborhoods vibrant, our streets clean and our parks open and accessible. He knows that a cityscape that is user-friendly, well maintained, and clean instills pride in our neighborhoods and inspires residents to invest and give back to their communities.