Aaron Peskin is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 3, which is comprised of North Beach, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Polk Gulch, Union Square/Financial District and Russian, Nob and Telegraph Hills. He has lived in District 3 for almost thirty years.
He is currently serving his fifth non-consecutive term on the Board of Supervisors, after serving two terms from 2001-2009 (including two terms as the unanimously-elected President of the Board). During his previous terms in office, Aaron Peskin was a leader to preserve and expand affordable housing in District 3 and citywide. He helped pass the city’s first inclusionary housing law, which required private developers to create affordable housing, and later co-authored the landmark increase to those affordable housing requirements in 2016/17. He is also the author of some of the strongest tenant eviction protections in the country, as well as spearheading the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit expansion, with the goal of creating thousands of units of rent-controlled housing citywide. He also authored the 2007 revenue measure intended to ensure SFMTA has a long-term funding source for its Transit Effectiveness Project, and later the state’s first and only TNC surcharge in 2019 to generate revenue for Vision Zero safety projects, some of the many initiatives he has championed to prioritize investment in public transit and pedestrian safety.
He currently serves as Chair of the Rules Committee and member of the Land Use and Transportation Committee for the Board of Supervisors. In his capacity as a County Transportation Authority Commissioner, Aaron Peskin serves as the Vice-Chair of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) Board. He also serves on the SFCTA’s Vision Zero and Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency (TIMMA) Committees.
He also serves as a Commissioner on both the Bay Conservation & Development Commission and the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority. He also served as a Co-Chair of the SF Transportation Task Force 2045 and a member of the Executive Steering Committee for the Seawall Resiliency Project. He served on the California Coastal Commission from 2017 to 2019.
He is a lifelong environmentalist who lives in Telegraph Hill with his wife, Nancy, and their two cats.