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San Francisco City Hall


Friday, September 29, 2023 

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications,  


San Francisco City Hall and other city buildings will lower the American flag to half-staff in honor of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein beginning Friday, September 29 through October 1. 

Additionally, residents and visitors are invited to sign their condolence messages in City Hall’s Fourth Floor South Gallery on Friday, September 29, between 12 and 4 p.m.  

We will not be able to accept mementos, flowers or other gifts. 

Mayor Breed’s remarks on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein 

“Dianne Feinstein was an icon and a trailblazer. She was a fierce and unrelenting champion for our City, our State, and our Country.   

As Mayor of San Francisco, she bravely led this City out of dark, difficult times, lifting the spirits and hopes of so many who felt lost in the wake of tragedy. As the first woman to serve as Mayor, she showed everyone growing up in this city, including me, what could be accomplished by a strong and determined leader. Dianne Feinstein didn’t just break glass ceilings. She opened up new horizons. 

As a Senator, she fought for the health, safety, and prosperity of everyone in California and the United States of America. She was a fierce and principled national leader who never backed down from a fight, while also working across divisions to bring people together and make meaningful change.   

My sympathies and prayers go out to her entire family and all San Franciscans who loved and admired her. Her dedication to public service was only exceeded by her love for San Francisco, and this City loved her back. Her legacy as one of San Francisco’s true leaders will be admired for generations to come.  

Simply put, there will never be another Dianne Feinstein.”