As we start a new year, I’m passing the baton to Joel Engardio as the new supervisor for District 4. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to serve the Sunset and San Francisco for the past four years. We have spent four years achieving real material wins for working people, changing the trajectory of the Sunset and challenging what is considered possible for this seat, this District and this City.
Supervisor Gordon Mar recently announced the launch of an innovative initiative, Sunset Art@Work, a program aimed at promoting and supporting local small businesses and providing a platform for local artists to showcase their ideas and talents.
As Gordon Mar’s “pilot project” moves through the city agencies and onto its eventual vote and passage by the Board of Supervisors, the Upper Great Highway’s closure will be allowed to continue without an environmental study through Dec. 31, 2025, for a total of five years and eight months since its initial shutdown, despite the escalation of erosion of our sand dunes and destruction of our wildlife sanctuary from unrestricted foot traffic when vehicles are banned and beachgoers ignore designated crosswalks.
District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar today introduced legislation that would maintain the Great Highway between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard as a car-free promenade on weekends and holidays under a three-year pilot study.
And finally, I also want to thank the voters of District 4 and Citywide — with all the ballots counted, Proposition G, Public Health Emergency Leave, has passed in a landslide, with more than 64% of voters supporting it. It won in every district in the City, and nearly every precinct.
Last month, voters decisively chose a different direction for the school board, recalling all three Board of Education Commissioners on the ballot by large margins.
With the start of the Lunar New Year and following a surge in anti-Asian hate, Supervisor Gordon Mar was joined by community leaders and the SF Police Department to announce five new public safety programs for the Sunset District, the Asian community and seniors.
We need to support our veterans, and protect, preserve and expand our middle class.
When the pandemic started, one of the earliest and broadest measures the City took to protect public health was mandating the closure of thousands of small businesses. Before we had vaccines and before we knew the efficacy of masking, physical distance was the bluntest and best instrument we had to use, and we used it – sacrificing livelihoods to save lives.
On Friday, Sept. 10, District 4 Supervisor Gordon Mar, in partnership with the Planning Department and Asian Inc., launched the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Incentives Pilot Program for Sunset homeowners …
One of the countless things the pandemic has upended in our lives is our sense of safety and belonging. Being together with family, with friends, with neighbors – the very things that are central to our sense of community and comfort – were suddenly made dangerous.
For months, community members, district supervisors and their aides, and other key stakeholders in the Sunset community have worked establish the Sunset Chinese Cultural District.