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June 4, 2019

District 1 Newsletter: June 2019


I had a great time at the  Council of Community Housing Organizations Party to kick off  Affordable Housing Week! Thank you so much to CCHO for honoring me and my office for the unanimous passage of our Community Opportunity to Purchase  #COPA legislation! We could not have done it without all the affordable housing advocates.


Save the Date:
One Richmond Community Celebration!




Be sure to mark your calendars for the next big event: the One Richmond Community Celebration! This is a free community party that will be held on Saturday, July 13th from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Argonne Elementary (18th & Cabrillo). Just like the One Richmond Community Kickoff last year, this event will feature free food, a DJ, a Lion Dance and other performances, a community resource fair filled with One Richmond opportunities, activities for kids, and fun for all ages. Come do your #OneRichmond thing by joining your neighbors for a few hours of community building fun!

  • WHAT: One Richmond Community Celebration
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 13 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
  • WHERE: Argonne Elementary School (18th & Cabrillo)
  • WHY: To celebrate our One Richmond community with a BBQ, DJ, performances, popcorn, cotton candy, a community resource fair, and fun activities for all ages!

Looking for a One Richmond opportunity? We will need volunteers to help set up for the event, sign people in, prepare and serve food, and clean up after. Click the button below to sign up as a volunteer!


Click Here to Volunteer!


In The Neighborhood


Dear Neighbors,
In May we officially opened the One Richmond Office located at 802 Clement Street. Over 100 neighbors joined the #OneRichmond community that day by signing on to the pledge: In the Richmond we’re inclusive, we take care of each other, we take care of the Richmond, and we shop and eat locally. If you haven’t already, join our community by signing on at



I was proud to co-host the annual Richmond Community Health Festival for another successful year. Over five hundred residents accessed health and dental screenings, hearing tests, measured their blood pressure, tested their blood sugar and attended trainings on disaster preparedness. Thank you to all our exhibitors for offering so many resources to the community! I was honored to kick off Asian Pacific American Mental Health week with RAMS at their conference to address the mental health needs of our Asian population. May was also Asian American Heritage Month and City Hall celebrated with Lion Dancers and a community celebration. I was proud to co-sponsor legislation to recognize the participation of the over 20,000 Chinese Americans that helped build the Transcontinental Railway, which celebrated its 150th anniversary.  



I had a great time at the Council of Community Housing Organizations (CCHO) annual party to kick off Affordable Housing Week. Thank you to CCHO for honoring me and my office for our work to achieve a unanimous passage of the Community Opportunity to Purchase Act (COPA). We could not have done it without all the affordable housing advocates. Congratulations to the Western Neighborhoods Project on it’s 20th anniversary celebration! I’m glad I was able to attend all of these celebrations as well as San Francisco Village’s 7th Annual “Transforming Lives & Community” Luncheon. They do so much to build a senior community that is connected, supported, and appreciated so our aging population can live full and healthy lives; I’m so glad they have a permanent home in my district!


Many thanks to all the neighbors who got up early and joined our D1 contingent for Bike to Work Day, and thanks to the Bicycle Coalition for organizing this great annual event. Thank you also to Walk SF for launching their new program “Playground2Playground Family Walk” and organizing a lovely walk from Cabrillo Playground to the “Blue Boat” Playground across Golden Gate Park. I had a wonderful evening at the annual SF Council of District Merchants awards dinner; thank you to David and Shlomit Heller for inviting me to sit at their table and congratulations to all the awardees!



I participated in a great panel discussion on the housing affordability crisis hosted by Faith in Action at St. James Church in the Inner Richmond. It was a well organized and well attended event that included thoughtful dialogue from all the panelists about how we got here and what we can do to solve this issue. I also spoke to the executive board of the Planning Association for the Richmond (PAR) about all things happening in the neighborhood and inside City Hall. What an amazing turnout of volunteers we had doing their #OneRichmond thing by planting 88 trees/sidewalk gardens across the Outer Richmond with Friends of the Urban Forest. Even the atmospheric river didn't dampen the enthusiasm and energy!



Thank you also to everyone who participated in #FewerPotholes2.0 by reporting potholes throughout the Richmond! Throughout the month of June, Public Works will be repairing all the potholes reported by neighbors. Please report any additional potholes to; let’s get ‘em filled!


Inside City Hall


Budget Season

In January 2019 I was appointed Chair of the Budget and Finance committee for the Board of Supervisors. As we head into the Board's budget season during the month of June, I am committed to a transparent and accessible budget process that works to address the priorities of both the Board and the public. For information about upcoming hearings, please contact Chelsea Boilard in my office: (415) 554-7413 or


Office of Racial Equity

In May I introduced legislation with Supervisor Vallie Brown to create an Office of Racial Equity , which would be the first of its kind in San Francisco. By passing this legislation, we will be following in the footsteps of dozens of cities across the country who have committed to addressing racial disparities in public health, housing, employment, public safety and more. I am so proud to have authored this legislation and I look forward to its passage.



APA Heritage Month

I was so proud to recognize our D1 neighbor Reverend Harry Chuck as our honoree for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Harry is an inspiration and an institution through the decades of service and relationships he has fostered in the community. As the co-director of the powerful documentary “Chinatown Rising”, Harry is also being celebrated as a filmmaker telling the powerful stories of civic engagement and activism that has shaped an entire neighborhood and generation of movers-and-shakers.


Community Announcements


If you’re looking for a #OneRichmond opportunity, you’re invited to join us for a monthly work party on the Presidio Greenbelt. There will be opportunities for trash clean up, garden maintenance, pruning and planting. We meet rain or shine at the SW corner of Geary and 14th Avenue on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00am to 11:00am. Supplies, tools and gloves will be provided.  For more information, please contact contact Naomi Hui at or at 415-941-7765.



Baby Prop C Town Hall



Learn about the City’s Proposed Spending Plan for Baby Prop C!
In June, 2018 voters passed the Early Care and Education for All Initiative (Baby Prop C) which could provide $121 million annually in new funding. Over the last 7 months, OECE collected input from parents, families, early educators, ECE stakeholders, and San Francisco community members to inform a First 5 Year Spending plan for this funding. Join us for a Community Town Hall on Saturday June 8, 2019, 1pm-3pm to hear a summary of community input collected throughout this process as well as our draft Spending Plan proposal! The event is FREE to the public and will include Chinese and Spanish interpretation, snacks, and refreshments.
Where: City College of San Francisco (50 Frida Kahlo Way) Multi-Use Building, Room 140
When:  Saturday June 8, 2019 1pm-3pm
What:  Early Care and Education Town Hall Meeting
Register now!

Community Planning Camp



Job Fair 



Library Summer Program



This summer, the Library offers more than 1,000 inventive programs supporting science, technology, education, math and reading for all ages at each branch and every week this summer, June 1 August 18. Learn the secret science of ice cream, how to tend backyard chickens, meet environmental writer Jason M. Wirth and attend the book launch of We Are Everywhere by authors Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer, the creators of Instagram’s @lgbt_history.

Have you done your #OneRichmond thing today?






Contact my office at 415-554-7410 or


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