Mayoral candidate Amy Farah Weiss has developed 12 outcomes categories and over 40 measurable outcomes so that our next Mayor - whether it is Amy or one of her fellow candidates - can be publicly measured on their progress from June 2018 - June 2019 before the 2019 election. Review the outcomes, make suggestions, and share with your network: Mayor Outcomes Tracker Tool
WE ARE THE LEADERS WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR
Amy Farah Weiss became activated in local politics in 2011, when San Francisco was at a crossroads following the global financial collapse. When the Mayor’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development rolled out the red carpet for Chase Bank to displace two small businesses in my neighborhood, Amy joined neighbors at City Hall to demand due process. Like many activists, Amy began with a “righteous no” against inequity and displacement, but she soon realized that we are also tasked with developing a “strategic yes”. Armed with an Interdisciplinary M.A. in Organizational Development & Training (SF State 2010) and years of community organizing, direct-service work, and multi-sector program development, Amy founded a community-benefit organization called Neighbors Developing Divisadero (2011-2015) to support inclusive, culturally enriching, and sustainable housing policy and economic development.
Amy's solutions-focused campaign for Mayor inspired over 79,500 voters to choose her as their 1ST/2ND/3RD choice in 2015. After the election Amy founded the Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge to develop and pilot community-integrated solutions to our City’s encampment and shelter/affordable housing-shortage crisis and also served as a Board Member and Operations Manager at San Francisco Community Land Trust.
Amy is prepared to hit the ground running in June 2018 to collaboratively lead the City’s Departments, budgeting process, and Commission appointments in implementing a comprehensive Platform for Equity. Let’s go beyond having a “horse in the race” and take this opportunity to redesign the track of San Francisco politics and campaigning with “VOTE 1-2-3 FOR EQUITY”.
TRACK THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR NEXT MAYOR TO STABILIZE AND HEAL OUR SYSTEMS IN CRISIS
Review the outcomes, make suggestions, and share with your network using the Mayor Outcomes Tracker Tool
Homelessness/Shelter Shortage Crisis
Provide safe organized spaces and pathways to healing and housing for San Francisco's 3,000 - 3,500 unsheltered residents currently living in crisis conditions on our streets and sidewalk
Develop and begin to implement a strategic plan to redesign our current emergency shelter system to support housing goals, mental health, increased autonomy, and dignified shelter
- Develop an actionable multi-year plan to create sufficient amounts of affordable housing/shelter units with appropriate levels of case management and support for each individual to live in the least-restrictive, most autonomous setting possible
Affordable Housing development/Anti-displacement
- Develop a program through MOHCD to support the financing and construction of thousands of ADU's (additional dwelling units) that can be built within 37,000 city-wide parcels identified by the Planning Department.
- Develop an online registry of rent-burdened SF workers and families who are seeking affordable housing at up to 30% of net income through the Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development
- Develop a comprehensive program to activate vacant residential units (with both incentives for small property owners and vacancy taxes/fees to the extent possible of local law)
- Streamline the interdepartmental permitting process in support of the 35,000+ units that have already been entitled by the City.
- Develop financing mechanisms at the local/state level through revenue measures and/or tax credits that enable the subsidizing of affordable housing development
- Advocate for height/density bonuses to include at least 50% affordable housing (stratified for 15% to 120% AMI) through financing partnerships with market-rate developers.
- Support the development of a Second Homes/Pied-a-Terre tax on residential property that is left primarily empty
- Support the repeal of Costa Hawkins to expand rent control to buildings constructed after 1979.
- Develop a program to ensure that tenants receive support for affordable temporary housing accommodations during building renovations to prevent the uptick in “renovications”
- Activate up to 1,500 SRO units that are currently being kept vacant as permanent supportive housing for our current homeless population (Added 3.18.2018)
- Ensure that the Police Commission truly represents the diversity of the community and has at least one subject matter expert in each of the following fields: Crisis de-escalation, Restorative Justice, Mental Health, and Harm Reduction.
- Propose legislation with the Board of Supervisors to add a level of public oversight and accountability to police technology and surveillance purchases. (Added 3.14.2018)
Public Bank and Investing
- Ensure that Mayoral appointees to SFERS support divestment from fossil fuels
Transit-first and Vision Zero
- Demonstrate support at the local/state level for increased data collection and regulation for TNCs
- Work with stakeholders to explore ways to decrease moving violations for TNCs (e.g. obstructing bike lanes, driving in bike lanes, illegal u-turns in business districts, illegal use of transit lanes, failure to yield for pedestrians, etc.)
- Develop a task force for the creation of a city-regulated platform for transit co-ops that is pro-worker, pro-passenger, and pro-environment
- Work with stakeholders to develop equitable reparations to taxi drivers who have filed for bankruptcy or have lost their investment due to medallion financing
- Demonstrate support for the expansion of bicycle-friendly infrastructure throughout San Francisco
- Conduct a study on congestion pricing as a potential mechanism to influence behavior in high traffic areas (such as downtown) and raise revenue for public transit. (Added 3.12.2018)
- Invest in programming that connects SFUSD, CCSF, and SF State graduates to jobs to expand CleanPowerSF
- Develop and fund mindfulness training programs for SFUSD schools, starting with schools that have highest rates of truancy, disciplinary issues, and suspensions
- Work with all SFUSD stakeholders to address achievement disparities for African American and Latino students
- Further develop and fund programming that links SFUSD, CCSF, and SF State graduates to career opportunities for local hiring programs in the building trades, childcare, technology, mental health, cannabis industry, etc
- Ensure continued de-prioritization of cannabis use infractions by the San Francisco Police Department.
- Eliminate local taxes for donations of medicinal cannabis to low-income patients.
- Fund affordable access and/or compassion programs for low-income patients through the subsidizing of medical cannabis cards and medicinal cannabis.
- Support the development of micro business permits within nonprofit license classification at the State and Local level.
- Support the development of an education component of the City's Cannabis Office.
- Support the development of a San Francisco-based cannabis testing facility that creates economic opportunities, streamlines testing requirements for local cultivators and distributors, and provides a funding source for education and compassion programming.
- Support the development of new cannabis consumption permits for events and establishments at the state and local level with an emphasis on safe and mindful consumption.
Economic justice and reparations for African American residents
- Reactivate the Fillmore Heritage Center as a hub for African American culture and economic opportunity in alignment with AAACC
- Extend Certificate of Preference priority for families displaced by Redevelopment to the extent possible for Below Market Rate housing through MOHCD
- Support the creation of African American Cultural Districts
- Support the creation of LGBTQ cultural districts
- Support the GLBT Historical Society's initiative to create a full-scale museum, archives and research center in San Francisco dedicated to LGBTQ history and culture
Technology for Open Source Government
- Fund the development of technological platforms that allow for more transparency, participation, and representation in legislative decision-making
- Develop our public broadband and WiFi infrastructure as a public utility with local hire programs that support job creation for SFUSD, CCSF, and SF State graduates