The Sunset is San Francisco’s largest neighborhood. It places a comparatively small burden on city services compared to many other neighborhoods. Why are we so consistently left out?
June has been a busy month with many events happening nationally and locally, some of historic proportions. We are experiencing a sea change, a renewed commitment to civil rights and human rights and an examination of the laws and institutions we depend on to ensure them.
Since our last column, our world has again changed. The murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has inspired an uprising across the nation and powerful protests calling for justice and solidarity.
Supervisor Gordon Mar updates Sunset residents as shelter-in-place continues.
The annual lunar new year celebration at City Hall started off with a lion dance and continued with speeches and performances by Marina Middle School and West Portal Elementary School students. It was a festive and fun event and a wonderful way to welcome the new year.
As many of you have probably heard, I have decided not to run for re-election for supervisor of District 1. Serving on the Board of Supervisors is a wildly rewarding yet demanding job, one that requires constant focus and attention.
From taking important steps forward on the biggest challenges facing our City to making targeted investments in priorities in our neighborhood, we’re proud of the progress we made in 2019 and excited to get working in 2020.
Looking back at 2019, my office won some huge victories for the Richmond District and San Francisco as a whole. Here are the top 12 highlights from 2019.
We have some big news to share; we are bringing City College classes to the Sunset!
We campaigned on this idea last year, held a town hall to get your ideas on classes and are so proud to announce the launch of City College Sunset for the Spring 2020 semester.
I want to take this time to address something that has been weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of District 1 residents; I understand that some of my constituents were offended by the language that I used on election night in reference to the Police Officers Association (POA).
A moment of jubilance for an election victory quickly soured after a video clip of Richmond District Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer cursing the San Francisco Police Officers Association (POA) during the celebration of Chesa Boudin’s upset win in the City’s district attorney race went viral.
As we head into the holiday season, we’ve made an immense amount of progress on some key priorities for our first year in office and want to share some important updates with you:
I hope you’re all enjoying the Autumn! As the holiday season approaches, remember to do your #OneRichmond thing by shopping and eating local. Be sure to look out for the insert in the November Richmond Review for all of the One Richmond businesses.
The path to a more equitable city and a more responsive government is through a stronger democracy, one that gives all people a voice in decisions impacting their lives. It has never been more important for us to invest in strengthening our democracy.
I hope you’re staying cool while enjoying our late San Francisco summer. September has been a jam-packed month both in the neighborhood and inside City Hall.