Monday, April 3, 2017

BOMA San Francisco Meetings With Elected Officials in March 2017: Supervisors Malia Cohen, London Breed and Hilary Ronen

BOMA San Francisco advocacy committee members from the Government Affairs Policy Analysis Committee (GAPAC) and the Political Action Committee (BOMA SF-PAC) have been meeting with elected officials in March 2017 to represent your interests and to educate our elected leaders about the industry. Here is a summary of the recent meetings this month.

Your Government Affairs Committee members met with San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen, District 10, which includes the Bayview Hunters Point, Potrero Hill, Dogpatch, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.

BOMA members last met with Supervisor Cohen over a year ago, and the leaders of the committee thought that it was time that we chat with her about the issues in her district, City Hall Politics (of course!), and her new role on the Board of Supervisors as the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee. This is an important role for the Supervisor as she will work with her Board colleagues and the Mayor’s office on approving the City and County of San Francisco’s $9.6 billion budget (!).

With a projected FY 2017-2018 budget deficit of $119 million and a sharp increase in projected deficits every FY through 2021-22 (source: San Francisco Controller Proposed Five-Year Financial Plan), We were fortunate to hear how Supervisor Cohen and her colleagues will navigate the budget negotiations with stakeholders going forward.


In a separate meeting with BOMA San Francisco's PAC, Malia Cohen provided her take on the office and why she's running for office. Later that day, our PAC members endorsed her candidacy!

Please click here to read more about the office, Malia, and to donate to her campaign if you so desire.


The BOMA SF-PAC and GAPAC members met with newly elected supervisor, Hillary Ronen recently. It was a cordial meeting to introduce the Supervisor to BOMA and to learn more about her issues of concern. 

Hillary Ronen was born in California and has worked and lived in District 9 for more than thirteen years. She has spent her career working to build an affordable future for her neighbors in Bernal Heights, the Mission, and the Portola.
Hillary’s father immigrated to America when he was 30 years old, and he learned to speak English while working blue collar jobs. After watching the discrimination her father faced in the workplace, Hillary decided to dedicate her life to advancing the rights of workers and their families.
BOMA San Francisco members look forward to working with Supervisor Ronen in the future. 


BOMA welcomed San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed as our guest speaker at the March membership meeting. Ms. Breed discussed a wide range of topics including homelessness, housing, transportation, and the City's budget.

Ms. Breed was raised by her grandmother in public housing in the Western Addition. She is a graduate of Galileo High School, earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California Davis in 1997, and a master's degree in public administration from the University of San Francisco in 2012. Ms. Breed represents District 5. She was elected president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors January 8, 2015 and was re-elected to another two year term as president on January 9, 2017.

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