Supervisor Katy Tang
Request of the controller’s Office: Report on Baselines
and Set-Asides I recently requested that the
controller’s office produce a report on the history and trajectory
of baselines and set-asides (dedicated funding) in the City over
the past 40 years. In addition, I asked the controller to examine
how existing baselines and set-asides impact the city’s discretionary
San Francisco voters have passed ballot measures that require
minimum spending levels for certain operations. Some examples
of existing baselines include the Children’s Fund, and
baselines for the public library and public transportation.
Currently, the city’s General Fund discretionary spending capacity
is less than 30 percent of the City’s total budget due to
these voter-approved minimum spending requirements over
time. Once the report is complete, I will begin work on budget
reforms to ensure that our City is in good financial health
for generations to come.
Update: Median Planting along Sunset Boulevard
The SF Department of Public Works will be planting the center
medians of Sunset Boulevard from Santiago Street to Lincoln
Way. Once this work is complete, the center median will resemble
the rest of the plantings between Sloat Boulevard and
Santiago Street, consisting of Othonna Capensis, Calandrinia
and other drought-tolerant plants.
To provide adequate water efficiently to the plants, irrigation
systems will be installed in the medians over the next four
months. The medians between Santiago and Noriega streets are
expected to be complete in mid- June, with the rest of the medians
to Lincoln Way slated to be complete later this fall.
Home Improvement Workshop Slated for District 4
After three years of successful workshops, our office is
bringing back the Home Improvement Workshop this
year with the SF Department of Building Inspection (DBI), SF
Planning Department and, our new partner, the
assessor recorder’s office.
The workshop is intended to help Sunset residents easily meet
with city staff to get questions answered regarding a potential
home remodel project or to learn more about building requirements
and other relevant city laws. The workshop will be held on
Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. – noon, at Grace Lutheran
Church (3201 Ulloa St., at 33rd Avenue). The workshop will
consist of a short presentation, followed by a general question
and answer session, and one-on-one meetings with staff from
each of the three departments to discuss individual questions.
To register for the workshop or reserve a one-on-one appointment
to speak with city staff, please RSVP at
Walk with Our Office in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The 166th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday,
March 11, and we want to invite Sunset community members to
walk in the parade along with our office! The parade will begin
at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Second and Market streets, and
we will walk along a parade route ending at City Hall. When
the parade ends, you can enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day Festival,
happening from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The day’s festivities will showcase Irish culture through art, entertainment,
crafts, food, children’s activities and more.
To join our office and walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
please RSVP by e-mail to Ashley Summers at
Ashley.Summers@sfgov.org or contact our
office at (415) 554-7460.
Katy Tang represents District 4 on the SF Board of Supervisors
and can be reached at (415) 554-7460 or