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Supervisor Connie Chan: A Proven Leader Delivering Results

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Since taking office in 2021, Supervisor Connie Chan has been a tireless advocate for working families, small businesses, and the most vulnerable communities in District 1 and across San Francisco. With her thoughtful leadership and commitment to accountability, she has delivered vital services, common-sense policies, and equitable solutions to the challenges facing our city. Connie Chan has pushed for more accountability at City Hall because the government should work for you, not corporate or special interests.


Connie will continue fighting for the Richmond District and deliver results.

Community Safety:

  • Successfully pushed for deployment of retired Police Ambassadors to Clement Street and expanded the Ambassadors to Central Geary

  • Fighting for increased resources and staffing for the Richmond District Police Station

  • Working to expand deployment of Street Crisis Response teams

  • Pushing for comprehensive safety plans that fill vacant first responder positions

  • Supported legislation to increase foot and bike patrols in our neighborhoods

  • Approved funding for Automated License Plate Readers and pushed for early and strategic installation in the Richmond District

  • Increased transparency for police overtime spending by requiring quarterly reports to improve transparency and make sure our public safety dollars are going where they are needed most

  • Providing additional resources and funding for transit, pedestrian and bicycle safety projects

Housing:

  • Approved funding for 98 units of 100% affordable senior housing at 4200 Geary Blvd

  • Secured a development agreement to transform the Alexandria Theater and bring 76 new housing units to the site

  • Provided funding relief for tenants and small property owners who lost income during the pandemic

  • Advocated for routine homeless outreach, funding for housing vouchers, emergency rental assistance, and other services to help people get housing – and stay housed – in the Richmond District

  • Protected funding for single-room occupancy tenants and expansion of shelter beds while protecting housing for transitional aged youth

  • Strengthened Union-at-Home legislation to improve the bargaining power for tenants with corporate landlords

Small Business:

  • Established the Neighborhood Anchor Business Registry to support long-standing small businesses

  • Supported a relief fund for entertainment venues and fee waivers for small businesses

  • Restored funding for Richmond small businesses and community services for vandalism grants, fire victim support, support for displaced workers, and lease negotiations to help small businesses stay in the neighborhood

  • Supported a first-year permit fee waiver for new small businesses

  • Halted tax increases and provided incentives to support businesses recovering from the pandemic

 

Transportation:

  • Introduced an ordinance to speed up safety improvement projects by prioritizing completion of Vision Zero infrastructure improvements on high injury corridors

  • Immediately called for protected bicycle lanes on Arguello when a cyclist was killed by a driver, secured over $1 million in State funding with support from Assemblymember Phil Ting for the construction of the protected bike lanes

  • Pushed for the full restoration of Muni service to pre-pandemic levels and advocated for the return of the 18-46th Avenue and 31-Balboa lines

  • Supported pilot program for free Muni for All (proposed in April 2021) and the recent expansion of free Muni for Youth 

  • Funded a District 1 Multimodal Transportation Study to identify immediate- and long-term solutions to improve transit safety and connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders, and incentivize drivers to take alternative transportation

  • Advocated for and secured an additional $1.6 million in state funding for the Fulton Street Safety Project, which includes several traffic calming and pedestrian safety improvements including bus bulbouts

  • Advocated and secured funding for a pedestrian rapid flashing beacon at Geary and 38th Avenue in response to a pedestrian fatality

Climate:

  • Authored and passed an ordinance banning oil extraction from land that San Francisco owns 

  • As Chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), a body that has oversight authority on the implementation of CleanPowerSF, Supervisor Chan helped negotiate an agreement with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to form a partnership with LAFCo on independent studies for green bank financing, natural gas decommissioning, battery storage, electric vehicle charging, and emerging clean energy technologies to support CleanPowerSF and meet the City’s climate goals

  • Co-sponsor of legislation to establish the San Francisco Reinvestment Working Group to submit business and governance plans for a non-depository Municipal Finance Corporation and for a Public Bank

  • As Chair of the Board of Supervisors Budget Committee in 2023, supported funding efforts to create a Climate Equity Hub and supported funding for the Department of Environment 

Worker Protections:

  • Passed the Family Friendly Workplace, allowing workers the right to a flexible schedule to care for their children and loved ones

  • Expanded the City's ability to prevent employers with labor violations from receiving city contracts

  • Protected working class jobs by requiring a higher level of scrutiny over the usage of autonomous vehicles in delivery services

  • Protected the safety of our firefighters by requiring fire access in new buildings, and mandating a 5-year inspection of sprinkler systems in buildings

  • Co-authored legislation to ban “forever chemicals” (PFAs) in firefighter clothing 

  • Supported living wage jobs for the lowest paid workers by negotiating and passing a City Budget that provided livable wages for in-home support service and healthcare workers and guaranteed cost of living adjustments for city service workers

  • Supported state bills to strengthen local controls around autonomous vehicle deployment and requiring human drivers in commercial deliveries

AAPI Community:

  • Negotiated $30 million of API Equity Fund to provide funding for building acquisition and capital improvements to build community hubs for service providers to provide long-term and affordable services for AAPI communities 

  • Landmarked Lincoln Park City Cemetery as San Francisco's first archaeological historical landmark, in honor of Chinese immigrants and other immigrant contributions to the City

  • Held city departments accountable to improve City services including language access, senior resources, and victim services for AAPI communities

 

Childcare:

  • Championed $15 million for free summer camps for K-8 public school students

  • Prevented the Mayor from cutting food access programs, safeguarding funding for childcare services and services for homeless families

  • Secured funding for before and after school care, food security and youth leadership

Re-elect Supervisor Connie Chan to continue her leadership in delivering real results for District 1 and all of San Francisco.

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