|Ken Cleaveland, Carmen Chu and John Bozeman|
- Electronic recording program for real property records;
- Reducing the historic levels of reassessment requests - approximately 6,000 annually;
- Reducing the backlog and time necessary to record and reassess property sales;
- Expanding the number of Assessment Appeals Board meetings;
- Creating a common checklist for commercial property sales and reassessments;
- Improving the technology in her department;
- Focusing on customer service for all San Franciscans;
Carmen Chu was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November 2008 and November 2010 to serve as the City’s representative to the Sunset/Parkside District after being appointed to serve in September 2007 by Mayor Gavin Newsom.
As member of the Board of Supervisors representing District 4, Carmen Chu served as Chair of the Board’s Budget & Finance Committee for FY 2011-2012 and FY 2012-2013. Together, with labor, community advocates, City departments, and the Mayor’s Office, the Board of Supervisors were able to agree on a $6.83 billion spending plan that provided funding for the most vital City services and closed a $380 million General Fund budget deficit.
During her time on the Board, Chu worked on legislation to encourage more companies to do business with the City by streamlining the City’s contracting process; provided protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence; strengthened regulations, coordinated enforcement and expanded community review of proposed massage establishments; and encouraged small, local business participation in City projects.
Chu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Occidental College in public policy and a Master’s degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.