Supervisor-elect Sandra Lee Fewer
Happy New Year, Richmond District neighbors!
I am honored to have been chosen to represent our neigh- borhood at City Hall as the in- coming District 1 supervisor. Thank you to all of the Richmond residents who shared their hopes and concerns about our neighborhood and City dur- ing the election, and many thanks to SF Supervisor Eric Mar for his years of service rep- resenting our district and his support during this transition. Thank you also to my fellow candidates – I hope to work with them and other community lead- ers on projects to benefit our neighborhood.
I announced my candidacy in January 2016 and in the year since, I’ve spoken with hundreds of you at your doorstep, on the phone and at the market. I’ve learned that you have a deep af- fection for our neighborhood di- versity, socio-economic mix, small businesses, natural bor- ders, walkable streets and so much more. I also heard issues that you’d like the City to ad- dress in our neighborhood.
My first year in office will fo- cus on attending to district needs and improving upon the quality and reach of neighborhood ser- vices. I look forward to working with local small business owners
and merchant associations to help strengthen the local shops and services that are the back- bone of our community, and I will support our legacy business- es that have shaped the history of the neighborhood. And, I look forward to partnering with police Capt. Paul Yep to address pedes- trian safety and property crimes, like vehicle break-ins.
We must also maintain and create more affordable housing in our neighborhood, and curb the increasing number of evic- tions for Richmond renters. During my first year in office, I will actively look for 100-per- cent affordable housing sites in the district that will not displace existing residents. I am also committed to continuing the im- portant Richmond District Strategy community conversa- tions, co-led by Mar’s office and the SF Planning Department, to assess the district’s trends, needs and opportunities.
Finally, I will be planning district-based office hours to be available to hear constituent concerns. (I will provide details shortly.) It is also a priority of my office to emphasize outreach to the large Chinese- and Russian-speaking communities in the Richmond that often do not have their interests represented at City Hall.
I am sworn into office on Jan. 8 and will be establishing my office in City Hall that week. Many of you already know Chelsea Bollard from my campaign, who will join me at City Hall. Mar’s legislative aides Nick Pagoulatos and Angelina Yu will also stay on during the transition. The number for the district office will remain the same: (415) 554-7410. We will share individual staff contact in- formation as soon as it is avail- able.
I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the resi- dents of the Richmond District for your confidence in me to rep- resent our neighborhood. I will work hard to be a steward for our district because I know that it’s not only my neighborhood – it is yours, too.
I cordially invite you to at- tend my swearing-in ceremony
and celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center, located at 6010 Fulton St. (at 37th Avenue). The honorable Assemblymember Phil Ting will be leading the oath of office, to begin at 4:15 p.m, with a reception following from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
To attend the ceremony, please RSVP to chelsea@san- drafewer.com.
I hope to see you there, and I wish a very happy and healthy 2017 to all!
Sandra Lee Fewer is the supervisor-elect for District 1.