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Community Updates

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

spending capabilities.

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 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

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