During the 1990s, San Francisco lived through one of the most intense economic booms of its history
This president [Obama] has done more for the LGBT community than any president in history. It's just an objective fact. And his legacy is secure in terms of the advancement of the rights of the LGBT community, from Don't Ask, Don't Tell to his support for overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, and
San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate
is wrong and inconsistent with the values this country holds dear.
As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional
The bottom line is I recommended that Tony Hall be appointed to the Treasure Island authority, ... Clearly, I made a mistake, and I take responsibility for that mistake, and I'm accountable for that mistake. Period.
It's difficult to argue, or suggest, we should cut someone's budget, ... when you're dealing with the hearts and souls of San Francisco residents. Particularly San Francisco residents that disproportionately fear the advent of another earthquake.
All I can think of is, what's next? ... That's what's so exciting - how do we top this?
It's just idyllic, ... I think that's what's going to knock people's socks off.
San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans
I never, ever considered an evacuation strategy in San Francisco that would require the entire city to evacuate, ... I'd have to have five aircraft carriers collecting dust waiting off the coast.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear
We're reacting to the president's decision to use this as a wedge issue to divide people. I think what he's doing is wrong. It's hurtful,
The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety.
This door's wide open now. It's going to happen, whether you like it or not.
The island was not operating as it should, ... We need an executive director that can work with the city attorney's office, the controller's office, my office and the (Treasure Island) board.
This is inevitable; it's long overdue; and the public has a fundamental right to have access to information,
I feel strongly and passionately about this, ... I don't know where the governor stands.
While I am humbled by the widespread encouragement of so many and hold in the highest esteem those who serve us in federal office, I know that my head and my heart, my young family's future, and our unfinished work all remain firmly in the State of California - not Washington D.C. Therefore I will n
As Mayor of San Francisco, I will work hard to ensure that, in the event of natural or man-made disasters, San Franciscans are prepared and our City is protected
A city without children has no future.
You know we're the only city -- I think we're the only big city in America ... there may be an exception or two ... that women are running the Police Department, Fire Department and our emergency services. That's why I feel so safe. And I'll tell you why. Women put their egos aside. You get these gu
We recognize that the arts are an essential part of San Francisco's cultural vitality.
Be willing to make bold decisions and be willing to make glorious mistakes. Learn from your mistakes, but you've got to be willing to make them first.
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive
There is always a fine line ? do you restrict or just allow ? and we erred on the side of allowing, ... We said to the clubs, 'Do what you do and do it appropriately,' but they got a little out of control.
It's the old adage, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained, ... While this is unique, we consider ourselves unique.
I will not abdicate and step back and say what we were doing 10, 15 days ago -- before this action -- is appropriate,
Accessing capital to start a business can be a daunting process, especially for entrepreneurs who start out with a great idea, but have no real familiarity with the business world
a chance to see its beauty with their own eyes.