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Jane Kim - District 6

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I am honored to serve on the Board of Supervisors, representing District 6, one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in San Francisco, encompassing the Tenderloin, South of Market, Mid-Market/Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay, Rincon Hill and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island neighborhoods. I have dedicated my career to serving our communities in San Francisco, starting as a Community Organizer at Chinatown Community Development Center, then a Civil Rights Attorney at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and President of the San Francisco Board of Education.


I spent my first two years on the Board serving as a Chair of the Rules Committee and member of the Budget & Finance Committee, making recommendations on dedicated residents who want to serve on our local oversight committees and working with multiple stakeholders throughout the City to pass a values-based budget thoughtfully and responsibly.


This year, I have the opportunity to serve on our Land Use Committee , which makes recommendations on small to large land use development projects, area plans and reforms to our Planning Code. District 6 is currently seeing another jump in development growth - the Planning Department stated that roughly 80% of the growth is happening in 20% of our City, and most of this development is occurring in District 6. I want to ensure that our growth is occurring thoughtfully - that means we are building the infrastructure needed to accommodate this growth while also developing complete neighborhoods with pedestrian safety improvements, open space and parks, affordable housing opportunities and increased transit service.


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I also serve as Chair of the City and School District Committee - public education, as many of you know, is a passion of mine. I want to ensure that we are increasing resources and dollars to our schools while supporting partnerships with the San Francisco Unified School District.


In addition, I chair the Transbay Joint Powers Authority the body which oversees the design, construction and operation of the new Transbay Transit Center, currently in construction, including the extension of the Caltrain commuter rail from 4th and King Station, and accommodations for future California High Speed Rail. TJPA also works in coordination with the City to implement the former Transbay Redevelopment Area Plan and Transit Center District Plan to build a new transit-oriented neighborhood.


On top of the office's work at the Board, one of our top priorities is addressing the neighborhood concerns of our constituents. We are continuing to host First Friday Office Hours in City Hall from 1:30 - 3:30pm the first Friday of every month, unless otherwise notified in advance. This is your time, to engage with the office around concerns or ideas that you have. In addition, look for Community Office Hours on a Saturday or weeknight in a different part of the district every month, as well. Sign up for our Newsletter, check my Facebook page and visit the Join Us page of our website for updates.


Everyday, I feel fortunate to have this opportunity to serve - I believe in public service and working to make local government policy processes and services accessible and engaging. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do this work. One of the most rewarding parts of the job is meeting so many dedicated community leaders, neighborhood advocates, organizers and individuals who care deeply about our neighborhoods and city, whether it is making them safer or more equitable.


I am also fortunate, as many of you know, to work with an exceptionally dedicated, smart and hard-working team of individuals passionate about serving you-- April Veneracion Ang, Sunny Angulo and Ivy Lee. All three members of our staff dedicated their careers to serving communities in District 6 and San Francisco prior to coming on board at our office. Combined with their policy expertise in different areas, they have been a dream team to work with. You can find their contact info on the Staff Page. It is a tough job and there is much that our office wants to accomplish in order to continue to strengthen District 6 and our City. We can only do this work with you.


Sincerely,

Jane


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Last updated: 9/29/2014 3:34:59 PM