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June District 1 Newsletter

6 / 1 / 2018





June is all about #OneRichmond!



I am excited to invite you all to the One Richmond Community Kickoff Party! Join my office and our neighborhood partners in celebrating the launch of our new neighborhood initiative with local food, music, community resources, fun activities, and #OneRichmond opportunities! The party will be on Saturday, June 16th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Argonne Elementary School (17th & Cabrillo).


There are four principles that guide One Richmond: We’re inclusive, we take care of each other, we take care of the Richmond, and we shop and eat locally. If you agree, sign on! Individuals, families, businesses, and non-profits can join and it is absolutely free!


Free on June 16th? Join the party – and tell everyone you know!


Have a little time to spare? Sign-up for a volunteer shift!


Want to be a vendor at the event? Register here!


Can’t make it? “Follow” the newly created One Richmond Facebook page where we will be posting more about One Richmond.


Have a business that wants to sign on? Sign up as a One Richmond business!


If you have any questions please reach out to my Legislative Aide Ian Fregosi at We hope you can all join us!



Inside City Hall



I am so proud that the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed my legislation to eliminate a loophole that allowed large corporate landlords to pass through to tenants their debt service and property tax increases from acquiring rent controlled buildings. Landlords will still be able to pass through costs for maintaining and improving their buildings but will no longer be able to increase rents on existing tenants to offset the costs of purchasing the building.


For Asian Pacific American Heritage month I was honored to recognize Raj Desai, an accomplished engineer, human rights advocate, and Richmond District resident who I have known my entire life. In recognition of San Francisco Small Business Week, it was my great honor to present a commendation to Standard Plumbing Ace Hardware, represented by Manager Jordan Cheng, for their longstanding contributions to our community and our merchant corridors for the past 39 years.


The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee held a public hearing on the program Supervisor Katy Tang and I launched last summer to install cigarette ash-cans and eliminate cigarette butt waste in the Richmond and Sunset Districts. Thanks to the success of our pilot program, more ash-cans will be installed in neighborhoods throughout the city!



In the Neighborhood



In May I hosted a second community meeting on homelessness in the Richmond District. We heard from the USF grad students who presented their study on the homeless population in the district and made policy recommendations. I attended a wonderful event with the APA Heritage Foundation in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Assemblymember Phil Ting and I hosted the annual Richmond Community Health Festival where over 500 neighbors had the chance to check their blood pressure, watch wonderful performances, and learn about preventative health care!


My office hosted two “Budget 101” workshops with neighbors to learn more about the city’s budget process. It was great to join Walk San Francisco and San Francisco Senior and Disability Action to announce increased street crossing times for pedestrians to improve pedestrian safety in the Richmond District and across the city. I enjoyed seeing old friends and honoring powerful mothers at the Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth Gala.


I visited the Richmond District YMCA for the Park Presidio-Sunset Lions Club annual blood drive and spoke at the 80th anniversary of the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club Lodge. I also had the pleasure of attending Mother’s Day luncheons at the Golden Gate Park Senior Center and Richmond District Senior Center. I attended the California Academy of Sciences’ 2nd Annual Museums4Inclusion Fair and the Tai Kong Association of America’s 100th anniversary.


I am so happy the Department of Public Works made improvements to Geary Boulevard from 10th Avenue all the way to 28th Avenue. Having pushed for improvements to Geary Boulevard since I first entered office, I am thrilled to see these changes to make Geary much safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, and drivers alike! I joined Tom Hui from the Department of Building Inspection and Regina Dick-Endrizzi from the Office of Small Business for a merchant walk along Clement Street to talk to merchants about the Accessible Business Entrance Program. I’m glad I was also able to attend the Geary Merchants Association luncheon to recognize and appreciate our small businesses on Geary.


Congratulations to all the May graduates out there; happy summer everyone! See you at the #OneRichmond kickoff!





Community Announcements



Changes to Your Water and Sewer Bill


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provides 24/7 high-quality water and wastewater services to the residents and businesses of San Francisco. The SFPUC’s round-the-clock operations are 100% funded by monthly water and sewer bills. Water and sewer rates have helped the SFPUC reach 95% completion on critical water system upgrades, ensuring a robust water lifeline for San Francisco. To continue work, protect public health and the environment, and serve customers now and in the future, rates will increase beginning July 1, 2018 from about $0.03 per gallon to $0.04 per gallon. This increase supports repairs, maintenance, and upgrades to our critical water and systems. For more information, visit


DBI Earthquake Safety Fair


The Department of Building Inspection is gearing up for the Earthquake Safety Fair on June 13th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium! Workshop registration is now open! Each workshop will have 100 seats available. First come, first served.


Click the links below to register for the various workshop offerings this year:



Anza Branch Library Open House


Saturday, June 2nd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

You are invited to celebrate the 7th anniversary of the reopening of the renovated Anza Branch Library. There will be light refreshments and live music, and a chance to connect with community partners about their programs and services. There will be fun activities for everyone: an adult sing along, as well as face painting and temporary tattoos for children and teens! It will be a festive occasion for the whole family. All are welcome!





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