Happy New Year and welcome to the District 6 website! 2011 was a big year for us, and you can read more about the intensive legislative and constituent work our office has been engaged in here
. Some refreshers for 2012 :
I'm excited to serve my second year 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, North Mission, Civic Center, South Beach, Mission Bay, Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island and Downtown 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 most recently as President of the San Francisco Board of Education.
I will be continuing on as a core member of the BOS Budget & Finance Committee
this year, and I am looking forward to working with all of you again to pass a values-based budget, with our full-scale budget season beginning in earnest in March. Our office worked many hours last year researching the impact of budget cuts, meeting with stakeholders, and co-hosting the City's first Budget Town Hall with Mayor Ed Lee. In the end, we worked with a broad coalition of community organizations, labor unions, and residents to ensure that our city's most vulnerable populations and safety net were protected. In 2012, I will continue to work with the community to ensure that we balance our budget in a thoughtful and responsible way. In the end, it is the single most important policy statement we make as a city.
I will also continue on as Chair of the Rules Committee
. It will be my second year serving in this capacity, and last year I had the honor of hearing from many dedicated residents who want to serve on our local oversight bodies. One critical committee we made appointments to is the Redistricting Task Force. This is the body that will be deciding the new boundary lines for our districts based on Census data and your input. As many of you may have read, District 6 will shrink in size by roughly 21,000 residents. Your input continues to be critical to this process, and we encourage you to be involved with the draft map process. The Task Force will make a decision by April 15, and there is still time to to make your voice heard. Learn more about the Redistricting Task Force here
In addition, I chair the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, which you can learn more about here
On top of the office's work at the Board and in my respective committees, 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. 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.
Every day, 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 Matthias Mormino
. 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 strengthen District 6 and our City. We can only do this work with you. Happy Year of the Dragon - I'm looking forward to an amazing 2012!
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