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.
The race for the District 5 Supervisor seat is shaping up to be another competitive battle between incumbent Dean Preston and challenger Vallie Brown, who Preston unseated in a special election last November.
Attached is the voter education summary that is the culmination of the months of research, interviews, and candidate forums.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt emergency legislation by Supervisor Gordon Mar to immediately provide two additional weeks of paid leave for hundreds of thousands of San Francisco workers.
Board of Supervisors Designates Stretches of Geary Blvd. and Balboa St. as New Neighborhood Commercial Districts
In an effort to discourage property owners from leaving storefronts empty along commercial corridors, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed legislation officially recognizing three areas of the Richmond District as Neighborhood Commercial Districts (NCD).
By designing our city government to facilitate participation rather than political pandering, more residents will have a chance to add their unique and diverse perspectives to how our City governs, acts and plans.
Please support a recently formed group of neighbors called San Franciscans for Local Control, not Telecom (SFLC) on Dec. 16 as they urge the Board of Supervisors to change an ordinance recently passed that allows up to four cell phone towers on one utility pole – as close as six feet from your window.
Good news for San Francisco! The Board of Supervisors has just unanimously approved on Nov. 19, a resolution declaring that a “State of Urgency” exists because there is no plan to protect the entire city from fires following a major earthquake.
At Friday’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee meeting, Supervisor Gordon Mar’s resolution declaring a State of Urgency to rapidly expand the City’s EFWS to protect all neighborhoods in the event of a major earthquake and fire received unanimous support.
At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Gordon Mar announced a Charter Amendment for the November 2020 ballot to prohibit the Mayor from appointing declared candidates to the office they’re running for within 90 days of their election.
Links to candidates’ statements. SF Board of Supervisors, District 5.
I immigrated to the bay area in 2003; in 2017, I suffered with homelessness along with approximately 8,000 citizens of San Francisco. I would not have been able to persevere through these tough times without the help of caring individuals within the community and my loving family.
Increasingly, it seems like every proposal at City Hall is meant to silence neighborhood voices and turn our neighborhoods over to the highest bidder. Meanwhile, struggling small businesses get little to no help from City Hall.
Today, San Francisco faces big challenges and I’m proud to serve our community as District 5’s supervisor – fighting for affordable housing, solutions to the homeless crisis and keeping our vibrant neighborhoods moving, clean and green.
Vallie Brown’s life story might make an interesting screenplay one day. From her humble roots in Utah to her artists’ collective in the Haight to being appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Brown’s path has been unique and eventful.