The pandemic has devastated our public transportation service and revenues. It also provided an opportunity to re-envision our streets and transit services and routes.
As we ring in the Year of the Ox, we’re hopeful for health and wellness in the year to come. Last year we held the Sunset’s first neighborhood-wide Lunar New Year celebration, and while we wish we could have gathered together again this year, we’re celebrating all the same.
Becoming homeless could happen to many of us – 59% of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming homeless.
For decades, the Sunset District has lost more affordable housing than it has built. This isn’t just a statistic, it’s the stories of thousands of our neighbors being displaced, and many on the brink.
I thank District 1 voters for sending me to represent our incredible and vibrant district in City Hall. I know the responsibility of this office means I am tasked with fighting against special and corporate interests and advocating for working people, immigrants and communities of color.
Through all the challenges, tragedies and opportunities that 2020 brought us, it brought out the best in our community in many ways.
It’s 2021! As I leave office officially on Jan. 8, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate all we have accomplished together.
With the holiday season upon us, we are all craving a sense of comfort, familiarity and normalcy. We want to see our family and friends, share meals and be together. But these aren’t normal times, and this new surge is the most dangerous we’ve seen since the earliest days of the pandemic.
I normally do not add my own personal reflections in this monthly column and have chosen to use this space to update neighbors on what is happening in the district and at City Hall. However, as we head into the holiday season, I would like to use this opportunity to bring us together as a community and as neighbors as we close out this challenging year.
Photos by Guy Oliveira from around City Hall on Nov. 7 after Joe Biden was named president-elect.
I continue to be inspired by the thousands of people in our neighborhood … volunteering to distribute food and supplies to their vulnerable neighbors.
Community updates from District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer.
District 4 has the lowest COVID case rate of the entire City, which speaks to our shared commitment to staying home when we can and wearing our masks and keeping our distance when we can’t.
I am proud to say as the chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee that the Board of Supervisors has officially passed a $13.6 billion city budget that keeps our City running and invests in our most vulnerable residents in the midst of these crises.
I’ve been tested regularly for COVID-19 since the onset of this public health crisis, and my most recent test result came back positive. This experience has shown me firsthand the ways San Francisco is leading in addressing this pandemic.