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Dear <<First Name>>,

We've been hard at work this month tackling the District's biggest challenges: safety, cleanliness, affordability and homelessness. Stay connected with our office on Facebook
 or email us at haneystaff@sfgov.org.

 

Delivering More Trash Cans, Bathrooms,
Street Cleaning to D6
Earlier this year, I released a "10 Point Action Plan for a Clean and Health Downtown SF" to lay out my priorities to give everyone the safe, clean, and healthy streets and sidewalks they deserve. In this year's City budget that was just approved, we secured half a million dollars for street cleaning operations in District 6:   The expanded bathrooms, trash cans, and community clean teams will make a measurable difference on the streets of San Francisco, and we will continue to advocate for permanent 24-hour restrooms in more locations. 
Building Affordable Housing Citywide
The City has failed to build enough affordable housing, meeting only 30 percent of our housing production goal for individuals making below $103,000 a year. To tackle the affordability crisis, we must prioritize resources for the expedited construction of housing for low- to middle-income workers and families, including our teachers who are leaving the school district at an alarming rate. 

That's why I teamed up with Supervisors Fewer, Peskin, and Walton, the SF teachers union and city college faculty unions (United Educators of SF and AFT2121), and non-profit affordable housing developers to place the Affordable Homes for Educators and Families NOW Initiative on the November Ballot. 

This groundbreaking measure is the the most comprehensive housing package our city has seen in recent years, and paired with the $600m Affordable Housing Bond, will make a dramatic difference for housing affordability! With the measure in place
  • We will build 100% affordable and educator housing projects on private and public lots over 10,000 square feet where such development is not currently permitted
  • We will remove restrictive rules regarding density, size, ground-floor height, and others to get housing built faster and in more places 
  • We will streamline and approve affordable housing within a strict timeline all across the City
Launching a Task Force to Curb Street Level Drug Dealing
It is infuriating that San Francisco lacks a comprehensive plan to meaningfully address street level drug dealing and the deadly drug use epidemic. It hurts all of our communities, and especially those in District 6. 

In response, last week I introduced legislation to create the City's first "Street Level Drug Dealing Task Force." Comprised of experts, city departments, and those directly impacted by drug dealing, the task force will identify and implement immediate evidence-based solutions to tackle the problem. We secured $200,000 in the city budget to fund the operation of the Task Force and form it by the end of the year. 

And we aren't waiting to take immediate action steps to challenge the status quo: we're making a big push to support community policing, community ambassadors, block safety groups, substance abuse treatment, and crime prevention through environmental design.
Improving Our City's Response to the Homelessness Crisis
Homelessness is our most urgent crisis as a city, yet the department that oversees our response to this crisis has less oversight, accountability, and transparency than nearly every other City Department. Earlier this year I introduced a charter amendment to create a "Homelessness Oversight Commission" to oversee the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing so we can serve more people, more effectively, and get them off the streets. 

Unfortunately, our effort was blocked to pursue the ballot measure on the November ballot. We're not giving up and plan to bring the issue back for a vote of the Board of Supervisors in October to place it on the March 2020 ballot. We'd love your support contacting members of the Board and the Mayor to join our common sense proposal to bring oversight and accountability to our city's response to homelessness.

And we're not waiting to take action. Last week we introduced a resolution urging the Department of Homelessness to immediately expand services to some of the most vulnerable people experiencing homelessness: pregnant individuals and families. 
Protecting Pedestrians and Cyclists
Sadly, this summer continued to be dangerous months for pedestrians and cyclists in District 6, which has some of the most dangerous streets in the whole city. In partnership with WalkSF and Board President Yee, we're calling for a Traffic Safety State of Emergency to demand more red light cameras, smarter traffic enforcement, lower speed limits, and more life-saving changes immediately.

We've been hard at work with WalkSF, the SF Bike Coalition, SFMTA and neighborhood advocates to win other immediate changes: 
  1. By the end of October, 7 new pedestrian scrambles (traffic light setups where pedestrians get an entire light cycle just for their own crossing purposes) will be installed throughout the Tenderloin
  2. Construction is beginning for 10 of the most dangerous freeway on or off-ramps that will have upgraded signal timing where pedestrians get a green light before cars, crosswalks that are more visible, refuge islands to make it easier to cross, and other improvements 
  3. The NOMA-SOMA Signal Retiming Project is retiming over 350 traffic signals in the downtown area to give pedestrians more time to cross, and allow them to start crossing before cars get a green light
  4. Under SFMTA's new "quick-build strategy," a protected bike lane is coming to 7th St between Townsend and 16th Streets! 
Dozens of other life-saving changes are in the works. Come to our District 6 Traffic Safety Summit in October to learn more and share your input (exact date and location TBD). 
Community News
Chase Center: Opening Soon!
  • The first event at the new Chase Center is just around the corner on August 22nd! Every month, the Chase Center will send an update about upcoming events, street closures, and more. View the first update here
  • For information about how to get to the Chase Center, visit http:www.sfmta.com/places/chase-center. Parking will be extremely limited, and all guests are encouraged to take public transportation (your event ticket will serve as a Muni ticket)!  
  • Nearby residents can also call the dedicated neighborhood hotline at (415) 496-0820 for concerns or questions related to activities occurring during events.  
  • For questions about local access, events, transportation, and more, email sfarena@warriors.com and always feel free to cc our office (haneystaff@sfgov.org) so we can make sure you have the information you need.  
SFMTA Project Updates
  • Dozens of projects are underway in District 6 to make our streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and to make it easier to travel on pubic transit. Want an update on a project near you? Use this search tool and find the right contact person. Or feel free to email haneystaff@sfgov.org and we'll get you connected. 
  • The 3rd St Bridge will be under construction until October with intermittent closures. Find closure dates and more updates on the project page. Note: there is no construction on the 4th St Bridge, however during peak commute hours access may be temporarily restricted to allow trains through, at the discretion of parking control officers. 
Affordable Housing and Community Development Plan: Feedback Requested Upcoming Events: As always, you can contact our office at haneystaff@sfgov.org with your questions and concerns. 

Thanks! 
Matt & the D6 Team
District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney
1 Carlton B Goodlett Place, Room 280
San Francisco, CA 94102

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