San Francisco faces serious housing challenges with soaring home prices and rents. The problem is complex and has its roots in policy failures over the years. We are in this crisis because we don’t have enough places to live in San Francisco to meet the demand. There’s no single solution to this crisis, but the most important thing we can do it increase the supply of housing, at all levels of affordability. We support policies that make it easier to build housing in San Francisco so more residents can achieve affordable housing and homeownership. A vibrant housing market with adequate supply helps both tenants and homeowners.
Education is an investment in our future. That’s why we must raise the quality of all public schools in San Francisco so every child has the opportunity to succeed. We can do this by supporting public magnet schools in language, arts and sciences. These programs will attract parents who have fled to private schools and keep families from leaving San Francisco for better schools elsewhere. We also support a change in the school assignment system that will allow families to walk their children to school. Walkable schools strengthen communities, reduce traffic congestion and allow for more family time at home.
TECH AND INNOVATION
We believe the tech community is an important contributor to San Francisco’s dynamic economy and culture. Tech workers are creators and artists. We recognize that they are our colleagues, friends, neighbors and family members. They make San Francisco more interesting and diverse, continuing a long history of newcomers transforming the city for the better. We encourage and facilitate tech workers to engage in political discourse. We want city government to embrace the benefits of tech and innovation.
We support a fully-funded MUNI, but we also expect accountability and efficiency from our public transportation system. It is vital to our city's success and must be improved so it works for everyone.
PARKS AND STREETS
We are willing to spend money on what makes any city great: recreation-focused parks, street trees, libraries and community centers, pedestrian and bike-friendly roads with efficient traffic flow.
QUALITY OF LIFE
We are advocates for clean and safe streets. We support ordinances that prevent destructive and anti-social behavior. We also support sustainable, lasting solutions to homelessness that include treatment of mental health issues.