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Supervisor, District 1San Francisco CountyNovember 8, 2016California General Election

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November 8, 2016California General Election

San Francisco CountySupervisor, District 1

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About this office

Supervisors implement and refine local applications of state laws and public policy, and supervise the official conduct of public officers in the county.
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Commissioner, San Francisco Board of Education
15,037 votes (52.7%)Winning
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  • Serving our Neighborhood First: Whether that means tackling complex issues such as affordability and transportation, or maintaining our parks and streets, solving neighborhood problems will be a priority for me.
  • Affordable Housing, Not Trickle-Down: With 85% of new construction being unaffordable to the majority of city residents, we need to prioritize proven strategies to build as much 100% affordable housing as possible.
  • Tenant Protections: 65% of Richmond residents are renters, and our neighborhood ranks second in the number of evictions. I have a strong track record on protecting tenants from unfair evictions and will continue to lead on this issue.
Profession:Commissioner, SF Board of Education
Member, SF Democratic County Central Committee — Elected position (2016current)
Commissioner, SF Board of Education — Elected position (2012current)
Commissioner, SF Board of Education — Elected position (20082012)
Member, SF Democratic County Central Committee — Elected position (20102012)
City College of San Francisco AA (current)
Golden Gate University BA, Justice Administration (current)
Golden Gate University MA, Public Administration (current)

My name is Sandra Lee Fewer. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to introduce myself to you as a candidate for District 1 Supervisor.

 

My Richmond Roots

I am a fourth generation Chinese American San Franciscan, and my husband, John Fewer, and I have lived in the Richmond for over 50 years. We raised our three children here, Sara, Colleen and Rory, and have deep roots in this neighborhood. The entire family has attended Richmond District public schools. It’s here that I served as PTA President for 12 terms, then continued to serve my neighborhood and City as a School Board Commissioner. My husband served for 35 years as a San Francisco police officer, retiring in 2012 at Richmond District Station. It is the only real home we have ever known, and we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

 

iving back to San Francisco

Our family history is rooted in San Francisco. My great grandfather started the first Chinese produce business in San Francisco’s Chinatown. My husband’s father, Brian Fewer, founded Friends of the Urban Forest and San Francisco Beautiful. After graduating from Washington High School, I attended City College of San Francisco and proudly earned my AA Degree. I went on to receive my BA degree in Justice Administration and a Masters of Public Administration degree at Golden Gate University. I am running for the Board of Supervisors because I want to give back to the neighborhood that has served my family so well and because of the real love I have for this City. In my decisions as Supervisor, I will always keep in mind what the Richmond has been and is to so many seniors, small businesses, families and others who call this neighborhood home.

 

My Passion for Bettering our Schools

In my early years of marriage, I was at a stay-at-home mom and became a very active volunteer in our public schools. I served as a PTA President and member of multiple school site councils, put on carnivals and teacher appreciation luncheons, arranged field trips, coordinated events and volunteers, and raised money for Richmond District schools. Our home was the “neighborhood after school hangout,” filled with my children’s classmates, and often their moms too.

 

 

In 2001, I began working for Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth as the Director of Parent Organizing and Educational Policy. I presented parent rights workshops to over 500 parents each year and trained several parents to be leaders in their schools and in their communities. In 2008, with community support, I was elected to the School Board for the San Francisco Unified School District. In 2010, I was elected to the San Francisco Democratic Party and served for two years. I ran for a second term on the School Board in 2012 and came in first citywide.

 

Getting Things Done

I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish in my eight years on the School Board.

 

  • I organized the effort to build 115 units of affordable family housing on school district surplus property;

  • I reformed the school application process to make it easier for students to attend their own neighborhood schools;

  • I created the first ever local hire policy for the San Francisco Unified School District;

  • I instituted Ethnic Studies in all high schools;

  • I authored a resolution allowing evicted students to remain in their school until the end of the year.

  • I started the process to offer Mandarin language in non-immersion elementary schools.

 

 

Every single one of these resolutions was done in partnership with, and in response to, community stakeholders. In 2013, I was elected Vice President to the Board of Education, and in 2014, I was elected President.  I am currently finishing my eighth year on the Board of Education.

 

 

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  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Senator Mark Leno
  • Assemblymember Phil Ting
  • Supervisor Norman Yee
  • Supervisor Eric Mar
  • Supervisor Jane Kim
  • Supervisor Aaron Peskin
  • Supervisor David Campos
  • Supervisor John Avalos
  • Commissioner Hydra Mendoza
  • Commissioner Rachel Norton
  • Commissioner Matt Haney
  • Commissioner Shamann Walton
  • California Nurses Association
  • San Francisco Labor Council
  • SF Tenants Union
  • Affordable Housing Alliance
  • United Educators of San Francisco
  • Richmond District Democratic Club
  • Coleman Action Fund for Children
  • SF Women's Political Committee
  • American Federation of Teachers Local 2121
  • Sierra Club
  • SF Bicycle Coalition (#2)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Firefighters Local 798
  • SF Young Democrats
  • San Francisco Rising Action Fund
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • Black Young Democrats
  • Latino/a Young Democrats
  • SEIU 1021
  • Harvey Milk Democratic Club
  • Transit Workers Union Local 250A
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, Locals 5 and 648

A Caretaker for the Richmond

 

As Supervisor, I would be a caretaker for the residents of the Richmond District. I know the Richmond inside and out and will work hard to preserve the wonderful neighborhood we live in. On the School Board, I led a new era of consensus, results-oriented leadership. I have heard from thousands of San Franciscans throughout my years as a parent, community organizer and School Board member. These voices remind me what is at stake when I vote on policies. I understand the trust of the public is sacred, and am so encouraged by the many San Franciscans standing behind my vision for an affordable, safe and diverse Richmond District!

I won’t just promise to be a champion for our community -- I have the proven track record to get the job done.

Prioritizing Affordability for the Richmond

Summary
Our neighborhood is far from immune from the housing crisis.

My husband John and I live in the same neighborhood where we grew up, went to school and fell in love. It wasn’t easy to become a property owner in San Francisco even thirty years ago when we bought the fixer-upper we still live in today. John juggled four jobs and I clipped coupons so that we could afford — what seemed like then — a huge mortgage.

Sadly, for many San Franciscans putting down roots in the city they love has become impossible.

The rising cost of housing has forced too many to leave, and they probably won’t be back. The exodus of these long-time residents, working families, and new graduates threatens to change San Francisco forever.

The Richmond District is far from immune to the affordability crisis facing the City. According to the latest figures from the San Francisco Rent Board, the Richmond has seen more Ellis Act evictions than any neighborhood in the City. And, we’ve had the second highest number of owner move-in evictions.

As a two-term member of the SF School District’s Board of Education, I saw the City’s affordable housing shortage take an enormous toll on the public school community. I’ve worked hard to find remedies to minimize its impact on children and their education.

Among the policies I’ve championed are: 
 • A ban on owner move-in evictions for families during the school year so kids can stay in school while their families look for a new home;
 • The same protections for teachers so they can stay on the job until the end of the academic calendar; and
 • The transformation of a surplus school district site into affordable housing for families. Today, the property houses the City’s first Navigation Center designed to transition homeless San Franciscans into stable housing. It will eventually it will be home to 152 units of permanently affordable housing.

More work must be done and it won’t be easy. Only 14 percent of all housing currently under construction will be within reach for San Franciscans earning less than $85,000 a year, according to the City’s Planning Department. That means public school teachers, healthcare workers, fire and police personnel, the backbone of any community, can’t afford to live here.

Add to that, the demolitions and owner move-in evictions that will take a large number of rent-controlled homes off the market and the future looks especially grim.

As a newly elected member of the Democratic County Central Committee (DCCC), I promise to champion policies that maintain our supply of affordable rentals while looking for ways to add more units. If I’m elected to the SF Board of Supervisors in the fall, I will reach out to a broad coalition to find creative answers to the affordable housing shortage in our neighborhood.

Among the solutions I support are: 
 • Additional use of surplus public lands for affordable housing;
 • Increased funding for tenant counselling services in the Richmond to protect residents from illegal rent increases and evictions; and
 • “Density done right,” meaning that new construction should not displace existing residents. And, all new housing developments should include a significant percentage of affordable units.
 • A greater focus on 100 percent affordable housing projects on underused properties in San Francisco. Successful projects like Bernal Gateway, Market Heights and Britton Court were bankrolled by union workers’ pension funds, an innovative funding source for an affordable housing development.

John and I hope to spend our senior years in San Francisco. Our greatest wish is that our three kids, like us, can raise their families in the City where they were born.

To learn more about my policy priorities as a candidate for District 1 Supervsior, go to www.sandrafewer.com/issues

A Long Term Vision for Transportation

Summary
The Richmond deserves a system we can depend on for decades.

Like many Richmond District residents, Susanna Kwan rides Muni to get around the City. And like lots of Muni riders, she’s frustrated. “A lot of days it takes the bus such a long time to come,” Susanna said at a recent gathering our campaign hosted on transportation. “When it works it’s great, but it’s often unreliable.”

Navigating San Francisco has never been more challenging. More people has meant more traffic, over-crowded buses, and greater hazards for cyclists and pedestrians.

Transportation Master Plan
Any serious transportation discussion has to include the proposed Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has proposed the Geary BRT to improve travel times from the Richmond to downtown for the more than 50,000 riders who rely on that route. The plan calls for a dedicated lane with priority traffic lights for the local and rapid Geary buses. The Board of Supervisors will consider the $300-plus-million project in the fall.

I know that the planning for the Geary BRT has been in process for over 10 years and that hundreds of residents have voiced their concerns and input. There are people with strong feelings on both sides of the discussion. I know I am not alone in continuing to have some serious concerns.

I have yet to hear how the Geary BRT fits into a comprehensive upgrade plan, one that would serve our neighborhood in the future and better connect us to the rest of San Francisco. I am concerned about the impact on small businesses and about how the Geary BRT may impact traffic on Clement and Anza. I am also concerned about displacement of our most vulnerable residents as we invest in upgrades to our transportation system.

If I’m elected to be the next District 1 Supervisor in November, I will fight for a Transportation Master Plan that will address the needs of our residents for the next 50 to 100 years. And I will ensure that the SFMTA does outreach in person and online, so that the needs of a wide range of residents are met. I will advocate for our neighborhood, and fight to ensure any future funding for transportation include the needs of Richmond District residents.

Muni Improvements
As District 1 Supervisor, I would call upon the SFMTA to consider more improvements to neighborhood transit services:
• Creating a plan to connect the Richmond to other City neighborhoods.Today, a bus ride from the Richmond to the Mission can take as long as an hour, and even longer to Mission Bay where Kaiser is relocating many of its services; 
• More buses during off-commute hours, particularly on highly traveled routes; and 
• Better Muni service within the Richmond, especially from residential areas to Geary and Clement Streets. More than 20 percent of the Richmond’s residents are seniors and people with disabilities, many of whom rely on buses to take them to shopping and services.

Overall Needs
It is important that we also recognize the needs of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Among the improvements I support are:
• Protected bicycle lanes, to protect riders from automobile traffic and a greater number of bike racks in the Richmond; 
• Investing in strategies to better accommodate pedestrians on sidewalks and at intersections; and
• Exploring partnerships with underutilized private parking lots in the neighborhood to alleviate parking issues.

Richmond District residents deserve a transportation infrastructure that works for us– whether we travel by bus, on a bike, on foot, or by car. Our residents and small businesses deserve a system they can depend on for decades to come.

To learn more about my policy priorities as a candidate for District 1 Supervsior, go to www.sandrafewer.com/issues.

Moms to take charge at City Hall

Summary

Supervisor candidates Sandra Lee Fewer, Hillary Ronen and Kim Alvarenga are running on a combined policy platform to address the most pressing issues in San Francisco. 

Working as full-time professionals and full-time moms, we know how to multi-task, work effectively and get things done in the most efficient way. And we want to bring these skills to City Hall.

We are three women candidates running for seats on the Board of Supervisors for our respective districts. We are professional working mothers raising our children in San Francisco. We don’t have time to deal with political cliques or schoolyard fights, nor will we let corporate lobbyists prevent us from solving common-sense problems and moving The City forward.

Together, we have more than 50 years of experience crafting effective legislative initiatives to build more affordable housing, improve education reform and advance smart on crime policies. And most importantly, we have a proven track record of representing and delivering for our communities.

We know that finding common ground and working together is always the first step to solving any problem. That’s why, for the first time in San Francisco history, we are presenting a combined policy platform to proactively address the most pressing issues that are impacting our families and communities. Here’s our collaborative plan for our first year in office:

Free preschool for San Francisco families

It’s time to join New York and other major cities and make universal preschool an option for all parents in our city. Adding pre-K for 4-year-olds to our existing school system will ensure all kids have an equal chance to succeed and will give a much needed financial break to struggling San Francisco families. We will work together to create a road map and funding plan to make universal preschool available without raising taxes.

Transportation for the 21st century

In the last decade, San Francisco has become a world leader in technology and innovation. Yet our transportation system is still utilizing a system built in the 1970s. We’ll work to make it official city policy that our government should spend the next decade planning for our future by updating our Muni fleet, creating a plan for future underground transit to the Richmond District and the beach and leading the charge in the Bay Area to create 24-hour BART.

Build navigation centers

Street encampments are not a solution to homelessness. They’re unhealthy for both the people living in them and the neighbors who have them on their doorsteps. Navigation Centers provide an ethical and effective solution to clearing street encampments and giving people a path to housing — and we need more of them. We will be laser-focused on clearing street encampments, getting people into stable housing and creating additional navigation centers where they are appropriate. We need to commit to a humane and effective path to addressing homelessness.

Stop the broken car windows

For years, our police department has underprioritized responses to property crime. At this point, many San Franciscans don’t even bother reporting car break-ins. For families already paying high mortgages and rents, the cost of fixing broken car windows can be devastating. We’ll work collaboratively with the San Francisco Police Department to require escalated response times, ensure all property crime units are appropriately staffed and require innovative techniques to catch car thieves.

Build, build, build affordable

The No. 1 issue facing San Francisco right now is the exorbitant cost of housing. Together, we’ll identify three sites in each district where we can create 100 percent affordable housing for families and maximize existing resources to build it. If our children are going to be San Franciscans, we have no other choice.

It’s going to take all of us working together to change the direction of our city. And that means no more passing the blame, no more hiding from our problems and no more excuses. We’re excited to join forces, build bridges and create common-sense solutions by working together with the board and mayor. We can’t wait to get started. This is for our children and future generations of San Franciscans.  

Sandra Lee Fewer is running for District 1 supervisor. Hillary Ronen is running for District 9 supervisor. Kim Alvarenga is running for District 11 supervisor.

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  • We need to address housing affordability, building to address need while protecting tenants and neighborhoods.
  • We need to invest in transit infrastructure, in particular the crush-capacity 38-Geary, while supporting small businesses in these corridors.
  • We need to work for cleaner and safer streets, in particular addressing the uptick in smash & grab car break-ins we have seen.
Profession:Small Business Owner / Mom
Member, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee — Appointed position (20152016)
U.C. Berkeley A.B., Political Science (1996)

Marjan Philhour is an accomplished small-business owner and working mom with two decades of experience in public service at all levels: local, state, and national. Marjan’s parents immigrated to the United States from Iran and the Philippines; she was born in the Richmond District at the French Hospital on Geary at 5th Avenue and grew up in the Bay Area. She returned to the Richmond District a decade ago and is raising her three young children here. Her husband Byron, a former research astrophysicist and now high school physics teacher, was also born in San Francisco.

Marjan graduated from UC Berkeley. Her first job out of college was in the office of the late Congressman Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever to be elected to the US House of Representatives. She learned from Rep. Lantos that the first responsibility of an elected official is to his or her constituents, and was primarily concerned with helping to solve the everyday problems of residents of his District. 

In Washington, D.C., Marjan moved on to work with Democratic women leaders including Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), Rep. Lynn Rivers (D-Michigan) and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. Her work in D.C. revolved around the rights of women, the environment, labor, and education.

Marjan returned to California to work in the office of then-Governor Gray Davis as a Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff, former Congresswoman and pioneering feminist Lynn Schenk. Marjan served in the Governor’s office during the historic energy crisis.

Following this, Marjan moved into campaigns, working to elect Senator John Kerry as President as well as with the Alliance for a Better California, an organization that successfully defeated the anti-labor ballot propositions proposed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Marjan opened her own small-business in San Francisco about a decade ago, with the goal of supporting Democrats running for office and helping nonprofits with strategic communications, fundraising, and campaigns. She successfully grew her organization from a small staff of 2-3 to a larger staff of 12 during the worst of the Great Recession while at the same time pregnant with her first, second, and then third child. She continues to speak to student groups and political training organizations with the aim of making space for newcomers, particularly women and women of color like herself.

Marjan filed to run for Supervisor on January 1, 2015, the first possible date, because she knew that her background, skills, priorities and values would make an excellent fit to a Richmond District facing multiple challenges, from housing affordability to transportation infrastructure to crime and cleanliness, to struggling small businesses.

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Assemblymember David Chiu
  • Former Supervisor Angela Alioto
  • Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma
  • San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu

I'm running for Supervisor in the Richmond District because it is time for a change. Decades of timid and ineffective leadership have left our neighborhood at a crossroads. This election offers a clear choice: a fresh direction, or more of the same.

Vision

I want the Richmond District to be a place where my three young children can grow up and raise their own kids. I want to develop lasting infrastructure and return reliability and stability to our civic institutions. I want us to think creatively and collaboratively about providing housing options that are more affordable to residents at all income levels.

I am not running as an activist or an ideologue, but as a leader who listens to her constituents and who has the experience and temperament necessary to seek out and deliver consensus-based solutions 

Over my twenty years of public service, I've seen government do good things when focused on serving constituents and not just shouting down the opposition. This election is an opportunity to create a better, stronger Richmond - my campaign is a campaign of Yes! 

   Yes! Our core values as a community can drive our politics. 

   Yes! We can have clean sidewalks, safe streets, thriving businesses.

   Yes! We can address the housing shortage that leads to rent hikes, evictions, displacement, and this growing sense of insecurity for us all.

   Yes! We can invest in our infrastructure, public transit, and public education without breaking the budget. 

Action

The Richmond District needs a leader with experience in successfully managing multiple complex projects at once, who has run a small business and knows how hard it is to make payroll. We need a leader who thoughtfully plans for future generations of San Franciscans. My goal is to lead on the issues with my ears and heart wide open.

The issues we face include:

  • Neighborhood Integrity and Housing Affordability
  • Local Business and Engaged Government
  • Supportive Housing for the Homeless and Addressing Street Behavior
  • Public Safety and Police Accountability
  • Public Education and High Expectations
  • Traffic, Parking, and Pedestrian Safety
  • Our Responsibility to Future Generations 

Read more on my take on these issues here.

Results

In my time as a small business owner, community advocate, Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff in the California Governor's Office, and as a Legislative Aide in the US Capitol, I have worked to defend and expand protections for working people, families, women, people of color, educators, and the environment. I have created dozens of jobs for San Francisco residents and worked to ensure women, particularly women of color, have a seat at the table in Bay Area politics.  

As an involved Richmond District neighbor and mom, I worked to support merchants in the creation of the Balboa Village Merchants Association, as well as organized the First Annual BalBOOa Fright Fest!, a Halloween festival and merchant walk that brings businesses and nearby families together to enjoy the holiday in our own neighborhood. I currently serve in a volunteer capacity as President of the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women and with other nonprofits.  

The decisions we make and the plans we implement today here in the Richmond will have a direct impact on the lives of our children and grandchildren. With my candidacy, I aim to amplify the voices of working people, families, and all of us in the Richmond District who desire a brighter future for our neighborhoods.

Say YES to a Leader Who Listens 

I look forward to earning your support, and your vote. 

Please check out my YouTube channel to see more about my political philosophy and my take on the issues.

— October 10, 2016 Vote Marjan Philhour for Supervisor 2016

As the only candidate endorsed by all three major public safety organizations in San Francisco: police, firefighters, and deputy sheriffs, I will work to end the rash of smash & grab car break-ins we have seen in recent months. 

Transportation Planner, SF Municipal Transportation Agency, Sustainable Streets Division
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  • Housing that's Affordable and Available – support creation of housing for all San Franciscans; protect existing housing; extend stabilization measures to protect the vulnerable
  • Great Transit and Transportation – Muni service as attractive and convenient as driving for many trips; bicycling as attractive and convenient as driving for most trips
  • Safe, Healthy Streets – Everyone should be able to walk to their neighborhood park/school/shop, or get there by bike, safely and pleasantly
Profession:Transportation Planner, SF Municipal Transportation Agency, Sustainable Streets Division
New York University, NYC, NY BA, History (1982)

Let me set out my vision and values for the Richmond District. 30 years ago I moved to a garden apartment in the back of a garage under a pair of flats on 2nd Avenue off Fulton Street. I discovered roast turkey sandwiches at Arguello Super, I explored Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, I found a job. San Francisco took me in as an immigrant, as it has taken in immigrants and newcomers and visitors for generations, as it has cherished and cheered its old-timers and natives and worked things out. And I became an ardent San Franciscan, cultivating and celebrating San Francisco values: tolerance, empathy, compassion, imagination, intelligence, whimsy, love, liberty, peace.

I'm proud and fortunate to live in a place with safe walkable streets, parks and beaches and playgrounds of all shapes, thriving local shops and restaurants, good transit and transportation options, generations of houses and apartments, and a sparkling world of languages and cultures and people, inclusive and diverse and neighborly. These are the big community issues I'm already working on, and eager to take to City Hall as your Supervisor.

My big issues (there's certainly more than this):

Housing That’s Affordable and Available:
  San Francisco’s housing crisis weighs crushingly on our neighborhoods, our families and our friends, threatening and displacing more and more of us, tearing at our communities and challenging our political response and engagement. Who gets to live in the Richmond District? And how do we protect what’s real and authentic about the Richmond District in a dynamic growing city?

  • Strengthen eviction and displacement protections, maintain existing rent-controlled homes
  • Extend and protect workforce housing affordability through community land trusts, foundation housingADUs
  • Create more new homes, at more levels of affordability, especially on rapid transit corridors like Geary Blvd

Safe, Healthy Streets: We deserve neighborhoods with safe, inviting, walkable, bike-able streets, and we can have them. Walking and biking to school builds community, relieves traffic, and gets kids to school energized and ready to learn.

Excellent Transit and Transportation: Thousands of District 1 neighbors already move by Muni – we need transit systems that are even more attractive and reliable for the future, and other practical transportation options, for local trips and across the region.

Strong, Reliable Infrastructure: We’re a dynamic, growing city built on dunes and seismic fault lines, so we’ve got to be even smarter about our municipal infrastructure, to keep the essential machinery and framework of our city running safely and smoothly.

  • Sustainable budgeting and funding for infrastructure – plan for resilient sufficient systems, efficient ongoing maintenance and operations, not constant catch-up on crumbling streets and sewers
  • Complete Streets thinking and operations – coordinate agency efforts, spend a dollar once, win many benefits, make our neighborhoods stronger and healthier

 Let me know how this sounds, and please get involved in my campaign if you want to lend a hand!

— September 26, 2016 The SF League of Women Voters and SFGov TV

Here's a short (< 5 min) statement from me on my candidacy, courtesy of the San Frrancisco League of Women Voters and SFGov TV:

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  • Fiscal Responsibility, stop the ballooning budget, stop uncontrolled spending
  • Personal Safety, protect our property, stop break-ins, robberies
  • Support Small Businesses in The Richmond District
Profession:Business Advisor, Startup Consultant
CEO, Richie Greenberg (2001current)

Richie Greenberg was born in New York City, grew up on Long Island, moved to Los Angeles for college, then settled in San Francisco. He loves travel, local and ethnic cuisine, photography and videography, the symphony, as well as events and shows. You can find him watching a Giants or 49ers game at a sports bar on Clement Street, at Ocean Beach flying a kite or watching Sandcastle contests, and walking the Farmer's Market. He attends concerts in Golden Gate Parks such as Outside Lands, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, Alice Radio's Summer Thing, Power to the Peaceful, and myriad outdoor gatherings in The Richmond and activities beyond such as Sunday Streets, the Edwardian Ball and the Charles Dickens Fair. Richie is one of you, a local guy. He went to public schools, elementary through high school, and he primarily rides public transportation across San Francisco. He has a motorcycle license and is a fan of Italian motorcycles.

He also has a natural passion for cultures and languages, and has studied (and speaks) Spanish, French, Hebrew and some German. He has traveled frequently to France, Germany, Mexico City and Israel among other locales, leading to a deep understanding of lifestyles, business practices and norms of other societies besides our own.

In his youth, Richie was a part of community building and social outreach- having joined and eventually becoming vice president of Interact, a high school affiliate of Rotary Club. He played trumpet in the school band from 4th grade through 12th grade. He was also a member of his high school's varsity Archery Team. In his early 20's, he co-founded an officially chartered campus Jewish social organization at California State University Fullerton. The following summer, he volunteered on a kibbutz in Israel, working the land, planting trees and tending to children's needs while touring the country and studying Hebrew through the University of Haifa. In his mid 30's, Richie was an active member of Business Network International, the weekly networking organization, where he served as president of a local chapter. He trained with the Beverly Hills Fencing Team in 2000. In 2005, he was a member of a Yacht racing team based in Sausalito, and competed in multiple regattas sailing San Francisco Bay throughout the year. Richie is a regular photography contributor to the Bill Graham Menorah Project. He is a strong supporter of San Francisco's dynamic Jewish community, as an active adherent of Sephardic Judaism.

Richie is fiscally conservative democrat, yet beleives the issues which we face in San Francisco shuold not be addressed based on liberal, progressive, moderate nor democratic/republican leanings.

— October 29, 2016 League of Women Voters SF

Meet Richie Greenberg, hear his background and his discussion of SF issues and solutions.

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  • Installation of all missing traffic signals on Geary Boulevard from the Geary tunnel to The Great Highway
  • Resumption of weelky street cleaning with target cleaning for problem areas especially near commercial corridors
  • Repair of our sidewalks, roads and parks
Profession:Operations Manager
Email srdsilva@hotmail.com
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  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Safety
  • Recourse conservation
Profession:Attorney
Email jason.jungreis@gmail.com
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Budget Analyst
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  • Affordable Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Transit
Profession:Budget Analyst
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  • To bring underground Muni-Metro rail service to the RIchmond District - in my lifetime
  • To underground our overhead utiltiies (electric and communication).
  • To ensure that any increase in housing density is accompanied by the commensurate improvements in infrastructure.
Profession:Professional Engineer (licensed in California & Hawaii)
UC Berkeley Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering (1978)
— October 31, 2016 Brian J Larkin

My second daughter, Allyson, speaking about my reasons for running in pigeon Cantonese.

Teacher/Nonprofit Executive
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  • More Affordable Housing: David Lee supports innovative affordable housing policies to keep our neighborhood strong, diverse and healthy.
  • Better Public Transportation: David Lee will work to modernize our Public Transportation for the 21st Century. He will support efforts to reduce traffic and will oppose any plan that calls for metered parking after 6 pm, on Sundays or holidays.
  • Increase Pedestrian Safety: David Lee will fight for smart traffic enforcement, better design and improved street striping and lighting. Walking in the Richmond should not be dangerous.
Profession:Teacher and Non-Profit Leader
San Francisco State University Masters and Doctorate, Masters in Political Science and a doctorate in Educational Leadership (2016)

David Lee is a proud native San Franciscan who, along with his wife and two kids, has made the Richmond District his home for over 30 years. He attended Wallenberg High School and San Francisco State University where he now teaches. Most importantly, he has dedicated his life to educating students and neighbors alike how to engage their community and make their neighborhood better. He has a proven record of fighting for the Richmond District.

When David was the Chair of the Community Police Advisory Board he worked with stakeholders across the District to push for stop lights at dangerous intersections.

As Recreation and Park Commission, David oversaw improvements to parks and facilities such as the Cabrillo Playground and Richmond Rec Center because he understands facilities and amenities like these are what make the Richmond District a great place to live.

David is also the Executive Director of a non-profit focused on registering voters and educating them about their political process. His fight against disenfranchisement empowered more than 100,000 people by registering under-represented communities to vote.

As a teacher of Political Science at SFSU, David has taught the future generation the importance of getting involved and inspired them to take action to make their government more open. He helped students organize and push for live streaming all city hearings making City Hall more accessible for everyone.

David understands that neighbors are increasingly concerned about the rising cost of housing, the quality of public transportation and the safety of our streets. He is running for Supervisor to take these issues head on. He has the proven leadership record to solve these challenges.

In 2012, David ran for Supervisor in District 1.

Although he was not elected, David remained active in the community organizing voter registration drives, neighborhood needs assessments, and community meetings on issues such as homelessness and quality of life.  

As a teacher at San Francisco State University, David continues to teach the future generations of the importance of getting involved in the political process and inspiring them to take action to make government more open and transparent.  In 2015, students in his class crafted Proposition E in an effort to increase public participation in government.  

From his childhood to now, David is driven by a deep sense of purpose to serve the community.  His work has been about fighting for others to make our community a safe and vibrant place for children and families.

As the next Supervisor, he will fight for you and provide real leadership for the Richmond.

Email info@votedavidlee2016.com

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