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Supporting Working Families

Since taking office, Connie Chan has worked to support our working families. She led the effort to advocate for $15 million to fund Free Summer Camp for children and youth, and strengthened the city’s Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance. Connie co-sponsored former Supervisor Gordon Mar’s legislation to expand paid sick leave so our workers have stronger protections in future emergencies. 


In addition to expanding access to paid sick leave and childcare, Connie led the effort with several housing and labor organizations to push for more affordable housing that our workers and working families can afford. By defeating Proposition D in 2022, the coalition was able to prevent the real estate and developer interests from redefining affordable housing, discourage property speculation, and prevent gutting of oversight of our public lands and tax dollars.


  • Free Summer Camp

  • Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

  • Prop G June 2022 Expansion of Sick Paid Leave (co-sponsor Mar)

  • Defeating Prop D

Fight Against Asian Hate

As the only Asian American Supervisor on the Board of Supervisors, Connie has championed several efforts to empower and uplift the Asian American community in San Francisco. Connie worked to provide free Muni and free parking at the Portsmouth Square Garage to encourage visitors to Chinatown during Lunar New Year. 


Connie worked with several community groups in landmarking the historic Kong Chow Funerary Chapel, which served as a burial ground for many immigrants who made their journey to San Francisco. 


To ensure the success of Asian American Pacific Islander communities and to help them recover from the pandemic, Connie secured a $30 million investment for the community. This historic investment will ensure nonprofits serving the community will be able to thrive and continue their good work.


  • Free Muni and Free Parking at Portsmouth Square For Lunar New Year Parade & Celebration

  • Lincoln Park Landmarking

  • $30 Million Investment in AAPI community

Improving Public Safety

San Francisco cannot have meaningful public safety if it doesn’t address the root cause of poverty, mental health, and housing insecurities. Connie worked to support our city’s Street Crisis Team and the Compassionate Alternative Response Team. By working to direct mental health and drug treatment specialists to respond to specific medical emergencies, our police and fire fighters can respond to more severe emergencies.


Connie has an extensive background in public safety and working in the justice system, so she knows first hand how important community policing and increasing beat patrols in our community is. Connie knows that too many of our communities continue to feel disconnected and underserved from police officers, who are supposed to protect us and keep us safe on our streets, at our work and homes.


Furthermore, Connie knows must not give up our civil liberties in exchange for safety, which is why she worked to strengthen policies to protect residents’ privacy and prevent live surveillance by the San Francisco Police Department. 


  • Support Street Crisis Teams and CART

  • Advocating for community policing with increase of beat patrol

  • Against Live Surveillance Protecting privacy

  • Protecting victims of gun violence

Supporting Small Businesses

One of the first policies Connie passed in office was the creation of the Neighborhood Anchoring Business Program. To support local businesses that survived the 2008 recession but were not eligible for the Legacy Business Program, Connie created the Neighborhood Anchoring Business Program to assist our local merchants recover from the pandemic. She has also co-sponsored legislation to reduce the impact of fees on our small businesses, including waiving fees for new small businesses and waiving permits for merchants setting up shop on sidewalks during the holiday season. Connie also co-sponsored Supervisor Rafael Mandelman’s legislation that allowed businesses behind on their registration payments to pay on a monthly plan.


Graffiti is nothing new to San Francisco, but the recent tagging of several local businesses has left our local merchants frustrated. Connie co-sponsored Supervisor Myrna Melgar’s legislation that would assist and help clean up businesses impacted by tagging. 


  • Neighborhood Anchoring Business Program

  • Graffiti Abatement Pilot Program (co-sponsor Melgar)

  • Allow payment plan for delinquent business registration (co-sponsor Mandelman)

  • New small business registration fee waiver (co-sponsor Ronen)

  • Holiday sidewalk permit waiver (co-sponsor Stefani)

Tackling the Climate Crisis

As the mother of an elementary school student, Connie knows we need to do everything we can to tackle the climate crisis. As Chair of the San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), Connie has been pushing the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to continually improve its progress on CleanPowerSF and build out a local renewable energy system. 


Connie has worked with several environmental justice organizations on addressing climate and environmental justice. She has authored resolution urging Governor Gavin Newsom to hold PG&E accountable and not approve the company’s safety certificates, and called on the California Public Utilities Commission to center environmental justice communities in their update of net energy metering. 


Connie worked with climate and labor organizations to strike outdated language that would have allowed for drilling of fossil fuel in San Francisco, and supported the statewide effort to ban plastic packing materials.


  • Chair of LAFCo pushing progress on CleanPowerSF for municipal energy

  • Fossil Fuel/Drilling

  • Plastic

  • Safety Certificate holding PG&E Accountable

  • Net Metering

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