Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed

BOMA San Francisco Members:

BOMA's Government Affairs Committee members have been meeting with public officials recently to represent your interests. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President, London Breed, spoke to our members recently to discuss her vision for her new leadership position and more.  Here is a brief update from the gathering:

Supervisor Breed's Background
  • Supervisor Breed was raised by her grandmother in public housing in the Western Addition and now resides in the Lower Haight. 
  • Breed attended public school in San Francisco and graduated from Galileo High School. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and later earned a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.
  • More information here.
President of the Board of Supervisors
  • Will consider all input to allow for the best decisions for the City and County of San Francisco.
  • In her new role, Supervisor Breed looks forward to working with her peers.
City Government - Supervisor Breed's Perspective
  • There are a lot of redundant policies in San Francisco and Supervisor Breed looks to review byzantine processes to make public policy more effective.  
  • Clean Power SF 
    • A priority due to:
      • Most importantly, protecting/saving the environment;
      • This is an important decision for the future of San Francisco;
      • Help to make energy bills more affordable for the city's lower income residents;
      • And, this initiative will create local jobs.
    • BOMA San Francisco Member Involvement
      • Looking for feedback to help with the ease of implementation.
      • Doesn't want to force the program, but does want it to be a successful partnership.
  • Government Efficiency 
    • Supervisor Breed is for it.
    • Public dollars should be spent in the most efficient way on programs that work.
    • There are many long-term issues that need to be addressed on the short term, e.g., pensions, before new or current initiatives are expanded. 
      • Alternatively, we need to expand programs that work and help a majority of San Franciscans - especially children.
BOMA San Francisco members look forward to working with Supervisor London Breed in the near-future.  

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