I'm running because our city has a crisis of leadership. Our government lacks transparency, accountability, and most of all, integrity. When I take office, I will put an end to the corrupt way city hall does business. I am interested in straight talk and real solutions, not political correctness and virtue signaling. These are the six main issues of my campaign:
1. ZERO TOLERANCE FOR CRIME AND OPEN AIR DRUG MARKETS. THIS POSITION IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
Our city is suffering from some of the highest property crime rates in the nation. There is a growing sense of lawlessness among our residents. Many people believe that our city is more dangerous than ever. As supervisor, I will not gaslight the concerns of our residents. I strongly supported the recall of former district attorney Chesa Boudin and am pleased with the direction our new DA, Brooke Jenkins, is headed. I will demand complete accountability from all public safety organizations, the district attorney, the police commission and other organizations to ensure that residents feel safe once again, and no longer have to live in fear of being victims of crime.
What kind of city do you want, one rife with property crime and biohazardous waste, or a clean, safe city?
2. AUDIT ALL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, DEPARTMENT, AND NON-PROFITS THAT CONTRACT WITH THE CITY.
Our city has serious issues with corruption and lack of accountability, which we have seen with the arrests of major department heads and the exposure of shady non-profits. I will demand total transparency in every department especially the SFMTA, DBI, DPH and DPW. I will expose waste, redundancy, and abuse and cut spending accordingly. I will advocate for a zero-based budget policy for all non-profits that contract with San Francisco.
3. ENSURE A FULLY STAFFED AND PROPERLY TRAINED POLICE DEPARTMENT, SHERIFF DEPARTMENT, AND FIRE DEPARTMENT.
Our police department is extremely understaffed, and consistently stymied by an activist police commission and board of supervisors. Our sheriff department has similar issues. Our fire department is also short-staffed, and uses equipment and facilities that have surpassed the end of their useful life. As supervisor, I will ensure that those who we entrust to protect us have the adequate equipment, facilities, staffing, and training to keep us safe.
We need honest, accountable government. I will push for an end to the corruption. I will make huge investments in public safety, especially in district 7. I am the only candidate who is not afraid to say we need more, better trained police officers. No other candidate understands disaster preparedness better than I do.
4. AGGRESSIVELY EXPAND MUNI METRO AND RESTORE FAITH IN OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
BART is facing several serious issues. Members of the BART board have repeatedly blocked the Office of Inspector General's investigations into financial accountability. Riders do not feel safe, and BART is facing a fiscal cliff due to lack of ridership. MUNI is slow and unreliable. Riders were leaving both even before the pandemic. We need to attract riders back. Safe, clean, reliable transportation is the only way forward to restore confidence in both systems. Then, let's expand our transit system to make it truly expansive. We need to extend the T Third to Fisherman's Wharf and the Presidio. We need new subways and grade separated light rail all over San Francisco to include new lines on Geary Blvd, Van Ness, and Fillmore Street. See my plan here.
5. SLASH FEES, REGULATIONS, TAXES, AND PERMITS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Small businesses are a cultural and economic nexus for San Francisco, and make up the character of our neighborhoods. The pandemic shutdown and crime wave has severely crippled small businesses. I will advocate for reducing and eliminating unnecessary permits. I will advocate waiving fees temporarily so businesses can get back on their feet. I will advocate for reducing burdensome regulations while protecting the health of the public.
6. IMPROVE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.
With the recall of the school board members, which I strongly supported, the message is clear. Merit based quality education matters! As a Lowell High School graduate myself, I realized how beneficial it was to be in a challenging academic environment, even though I was not a top student. I will always support our students and will advocate for them to take early Algebra and any other advanced courses that consistently challenge them.
I will also advocate for early foreign language learning, so that our students will be prepared for a new world when they are adults. I am also a tremendous advocate for vocational training and the trades - not every student is a gifted academic, but every student shall have the opportunity to learn useful skills for a successful career and life regardless.
As Supervisor, I will focus on restoring people's faith in public transportation and public schools. I will make it as easy as possible for small businesses to not only survive, but thrive.