Maintain the Character of SF and District 5
I will work to protect the distinct character of San Francisco. As Supervisor, I will make sure that development and other powerful interests do not usurp the interests of residents. I will support development that represents San Francisco values and fulfills the need for affordable housing, community health, and sustainability.
San Francisco is a transit first city. We need to achieve strong goals to reduce the need for a car as the primary means of transport around our city. As Supervisor I will work to:
NO DOOR HANGERS/Sustainability
Our campaign has made a commitment to run a cleaner more environmentally-friendly campaign by not using doorhangers which end up as garbage on the streets. Read more about this...
Fund Public Health / CPMC
I have worked in public health for two decades. The City needs to support and fully fund the San Francisco Department of Public Health as it prepares for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
With regards to the CPMC Project at Cathedral Hill it is imperative that Sutter Health ensures the long-term viability of St. Luke's. There are also issues regarding traffic that the hospital would create for the surrounding neighborhood. I will represent the residents and neighbors of District 5 as the City negotiates with Sutter Health.
Music and Art
Find creative ways to support music and the arts
Music and art are integral to the SF experience but it is nearly impossible for artists or musicians to make a living in this city. That has to change. I will work to make the city more liveable for artists and musicians by providing opportunities and creative housing solutions. If we can welcome the America's Cup and it's culture we should do more to welcome artists and musicians that want to call SF home.
The SF Food Revolution
There is a food revolution underway in the Bay Area with the idea that people should consume food grown locally which is not processed, is healthy, pesticide free, and sustainable. As Supervisor I will:
Support the businesses that are the lifeblood of our City
Public Safety/Drug Policy Reform
Reduce violent and property crime by reducing drug arrest and increase community policing.
When drug arrests increase violent and property crime increases. This relationship is well-documented in research and in real life. It is also clear that current drug policies disproportionately hurt people in communities of color. These laws systematically erode civil liberties for specific groups of people. I'm tired of this. As it led the way in gay marriage, SF should lead the way with sane drug policies. As Supervisor I would propose effectively:
In order to solve the homeless issue we need to seriously address substance abuse and mental health.
Modernize City Government By Improving Information Technology (IT)
As Supervisor I will work to restructure the City’s IT departments to ensure accountability for updating SF’s IT across all departments bringing us into the 21st century and delivering City services smarter and more efficiently.
Support the Protest Movement
San Francisco is a city that leads the country in progressive issues and politics. It is a voice on the national stage. The City has a history of protest so I believe we need to support the protest movement that is taking place worldwide. The City should find venues for peaceful movements and strongly protect the the First Amendment rights of those protesting.
Retrofit soft understory buildings in SF
As Supervisor I would dedicate city resources to educate landlords about the benefits of soft understory retrofitting and provide incentives to do so. This idea is supported by SPUR and is a relatively inexpensive measure which can prevent major problems in the long-run when the next earthquake occurs.
Paid For by the Committee to Elect Andrew Resignato Supervisor District 5 2012 FPPC# 347617