Lots of hearings coming
By Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer
As I officially celebrate 100 days in office, I am excited to share some important updates!
May is fewer potholes month
Together with the SF Department of Public Works and the Richmond District Blog, we
are launching a “fewer potholes project” on May 1. For three weeks, from
May 1 to May 21, we are inviting the community to report any and all potholes – just
take a photo and tell us where it is. Public Works will send a
team in June dedicated just to District 1. Visit the website, starting May 1, at
Join us at our annual Richmond Community Health Festival, along with Assembly –
member Phil Ting and our community partners, on Saturday,
May 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Richmond Recreation Center,
located at 251 18th Ave. For more information, contact my aide
Angelina at (415) 554-7411.
This month, we honored San Francisco libraries and librarians. During National Library
Week, I recognized Clare Watsky, a Richmond resident and awesome teacher librarian,
who has worked in our public school libraries for two decades. I was also delighted
to honor the Anza Branch Library as it celebrated its 85th anniversary.
Thanks to Regan Gong and Terry Carlson for their work and for representing the library.
In the neighborhood
This past month has been full of strengthening relationships and working to address
community concerns. I met with neighbors from 25th Avenue about the ongoing
construction, and brought city departments that could directly respond to their
concerns. I hosted a community meeting about a pending liquor license with
concerned neighbors, the restaurant owner and relevant city entities to clarify
the process and answer questions. And to explain the plan to blend groundwater
with our tap water, Public Utilities Commission staff joined me and
constituents at my Sunday office hours.
I also celebrated the 90th birthdays of vibrant seniors at Self-Help for the Elderly, and
met with parents at Gum Moon/Asian Women’s Resource Center. I joined Comcast Cares
Day at Sutro Elementary School for the painting of an Asian Pacific
American Heritage mural, and spoke on a University of San Francisco panel about
refugee and immigrant rights.
It was great to join the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Golden Gate Park to raise
awareness of inclusion. I visited the Jackie Chan Senior Center and
Golden Gate Village, and I both walked to work and rolled to school at
Lafayette Elementary School. Our office hosted a meeting for the Golden Gate
Park dog park renovation and organized two city budget forums
to educate residents on the $10 billion city budget. Needless to
say, it has been a full and lovely month.
Budget and legislative updates
● May 3, 10 a.m.: Hearing on the city’s Language Access Ordinance. Location: City Hall,
Room 263. We will hear from city departments about improvinglanguage access
for limited English proficient residents. For more information, please contact
my aide Chelsea at (415) 554-7413;
● May 10, 10:30 a.m.: Hearing on the city’s Small Sites Acquisition Program.
Location: City Hall, Room 263. Learn about the city program to acquire
small sites for affordable housing development. For more information,
please contact my aide Nick at (415) 554-7412;
● Pending: Hearing on litter and waste. The hearing was
postponed and we are working to identify a new date. For more information,
contact Chelsea at (415) 554-7413.
I am proud to have called for two reports this month:
1) Municipal banking: Our banking institutions should serve
our City in a sustainable and ethical manner. Motivated by the
unethical behavior of corporate banks, I called for a report on
municipal banking options. I look forward to sharing its next
2) Improved emergency water supply system for western San
Francisco: On the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, I called for
a report examining the proposed emergency water supply system
for western San Francisco, to ensure that our neighborhood is
protected during a major fire. Stay tuned.
I hope you join me at an upcoming neighborhood office
● Friday, May 5, 10 a.m.- noon, at the Park Presidio United
Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Blvd.;
● Sunday, May 14, 10 a.m.-noon, outside Simple Pleasures
Cafe, 3434 Balboa St.; and
● Friday, May 19, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Park Presidio United
I’m also sending “happy Mother’s Day” wishes to all of
the mothers in your lives and wishing them a fabulous day!
San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer represents District 1.