Tribute to Mayor Edwin M. Lee for his work to improve San Francisco’s Infrastructure

December 18, 2017

As Mayor and City Administrator, Edwin Lee oversaw the largest period of infrastructure investment in the history of San Francisco. In just over 10 years, he was responsible for more than $16 billion in capital investments to safeguard residents, visitors, and employees. This includes implementing one of the largest water infrastructure improvement programs in the nation; construction of the new Trauma Center at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital; renovations and retrofits of dozens of health clinics, fire stations, libraries, cultural centers, and parks; reconstruction of Presidio Parkway (previously Doyle Drive) and hundreds of streets; major safety improvements at San Francisco International Airport; and several more capital projects that will continue to serve our City for decades to come. He also oversaw the creation of the 10-year Capital Plan, a seven-fold increase in annual capital spending to better maintain and care for city-owned assets, and he championed the passage of over $3.5 billion in G.O. bonds without increasing tax rates.