Issues

A Champion for Westside Homeowners and Renters 

  • Giving our neighborhoods a strong voice on the Board of Supervisors by defending CEQA and advocating for participatory budgeting
  • Standing against Secondary Units in RH1-D neighborhoods
  • Opposing Illegal Short Term Rentals, like AirBnB, in RH1 and RH1-D neighborhoods
  • Preventing Clustering of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries on Ocean Avenue
  • Creating Stronger Regulations of E-Cigarettes and Tobacco

Increasing Public Safety

  • Increasing pedestrian safety through holding the very first hearing on pedestrian safety, securing additional funding of $250,000 in Fiscal Year 13/14 and $200,000 Fiscal Year 14/15 to further address pedestrian safety issues in District 7, and expediting safety measures along Sloat Boulevard
  • Lowering the speed limit to 25 miles per hour along the first mile stretch of Monterey Boulevard from the freeway to Plymouth Avenue
  • Reviving the Student Crossing Guard program, which trains young students to help fellow classmates get to and from school safely at Commodore Sloat Elementary, Alice Fong Yu Elementary, and Lakeshore Elementary

Fighting for Our Fair Share of the City Budget

  • Securing a more equitable share of the city budget has been one of the priorities of the Supervisor since taking office, securing more than 650,000 in his first year and $730,000 in the 2014/15 fiscal year.
  • Initiating District 7’s first-ever participatory budgeting process that allows residents to decide where $350,000 could be used for neighborhood and Pedestrian Safety improvements.

Creating a Better Life for Families and Our Children

  • Establishing the Office of Early Care of Education in San Francisco and creating its first Citizens Advisory Committee to focus on the expansion of early care
  • Bringing together Supervisors, the Mayor, City Departments, and community based organizations to successfully pass Proposition C, a charter amendment to renew the Children and Youth Fund and Public Education Enrichment Fund and authoring the charter amendment to call for the city to better coordinate and align services through the creation of the Children and Families Council to develop a strategic plan for the City’s growing family population

Looking Out for Our Aging Community

  • Securing funding for senior services in District 7, including supporting senior programs at the West Portal Clubhouse
  • Working with the SFMTA Board of Directors to implement the Free Muni for Seniors and People with Disabilities program

Improving Our Parks, Playgrounds and Open Space

  • Jumpstarting the Ingleside garden project bringing together the Public Utilities Commission, Rec and Park, and Department of Public Works to work together
  • Working with the community and advocating for funding to improve our local parks and open space including: beginning the first phase of the West Portal Playground renovation, putting in a new boat ramp at Lake Merced, and working closely with residents in the Golden Gate Heights Park to create a functional playground

Supporting Local, Small Businesses

  • Meeting with business owners and pushing City departments to bring them back to their feet after fires on the West Portal and Ocean Avenue Corridors
  • Working with Safeway, the City and SFMTA to work out disagreements and create a path that will allow Safeway on Monterey Boulevard to expand so that it can better serve the community
  • Supporting the efforts of West Portal neighbors and merchants to form a Community Benefits District
  • Supporting local events to bring attention to our small businesses, such as the Taste of West Portal event in West Portal and the Ocean Avenue Arts and Cultural Festival on Ocean Avenue