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.
December 18, 2017