Leaders Stunned By Sudden Passing Of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Leaders in San Francisco, the Bay Area and across the country expressed shock after San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly of an apparent heart attack early Tuesday morning. Lee, the city’s first Asian-American mayor, passed …

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What’s New in Civic Tech: New Legislation in Connecticut Bolsters State’s Open Data Efforts

San Francisco Creates Data Homage to Mayor Ed Lee San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee passed away late last year while he was still holding office at the age of 65. Lee, who was San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor, was a popular leader widely lauded for …

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65, believed to have suffered cardiac arrest

San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly early Tuesday morning. Lee, 65, died at Zuckerberg San Francisco General hospital at 1:11 a.m., according to a statement from his office. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters …

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Political Notebook: Next SF mayor could name an LGBT adviser

Nearly two years ago the late San Francisco mayor Ed Lee created the nation’s first mayoral adviser on transgender initiatives when he hired longtime transgender advocate Theresa Sparks for the City Hall role. When Sparks retired in the fall, transgender …

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Alioto Says Her Past ‘Housing First’ Plan Would End Homelessness

She claims that, much to her chagrin, the late Mayor Ed Lee subsequently let the plan wither before cannibalizing its resources to, among other ends, shunt money away from housing for the homeless into housing for the general population. “The 10-year …

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Mayor signs off on immigrant defense funding for Public Defender’s Office

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has signed off on a plan to provide some funding for legal defense to immigrants through the Public Defender’s Office, albeit at a far lower level than advocates had initially hoped for. Lee has agreed to authorize the San …

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