San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee delivered his State of the City speech Thursday, outlining the city's opposition to the Trump administration's proposals. He also spoke about increasing affordable housing and about reforms to the San Francisco Police Department.
The speech comes a day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to eliminate funding to sanctuary cities. Although Lee did not mention President Trump by name, he started by attacking the president's policies and restated his position to keep San Francisco's sanctuary city policies.
The mayor's tone remained hopeful as he spoke of unity.
"We are a sanctuary city now, tomorrow, forever," he said to a standing ovation at the Hibernia Bank building in the Tenderloin.
The mayor also reinforced San Francisco's commitment to diversity and even challenged Republicans to view San Francisco as a template for America.