Your voice and your vote are critical to the future of our city, and I hope I can count on your support for my re-election this November 5th. While it may feel quiet compared to last year’s election, San Franciscans are already voting by absentee ballot, and Election Day is fast approaching.
We are working hard every day to make a real difference on the challenges facing our city and residents, and while we have made significant progress after just one year in office, I’m confident that with your support on November 5th, we can accomplish so much more over the next four years. <[link removed]>Will you join me? <[link removed]>
Since my election last year we have moved quickly to help those suffering on our streets, create housing for those struggling to afford to stay in our city, stepped up police patrols to ensure people feel safe in their neighborhoods, and added resources to help keep our streets and public spaces clean and inviting.
In just one year we’ve:
- Helped 2,146 people leave homelessness – the most people our City has ever helped out of homelessness, and made significant progress toward opening 1,000 new homeless shelter beds by 2020, with 346 new beds opened and 450 under construction or in the pipeline, the largest single bed expansion in 30 years.
- Focused mental health initiatives on the individuals experiencing homelessness who are also suffering from both serious mental illness and substance use disorders, by doubling the number of psychiatric beds at the Hummingbird Place Navigation Center and expanding and strengthening our conservatorship laws to require treatment for those suffering from severe mental illness and addiction on the streets.
- Placed a $600 million affordable housing bond on this November’s ballot, funding thousands of units of affordable housing for seniors, veterans, public housing, and low-income and middle-income families, and identifying over $1 billion to fund affordable housing since taking office.
- Cleared the backlog of 900 applications for new rent-controlled Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs or in-laws), cutting the red tape that was slowing down the addition of these new housing units.
- Directed the SFPD to step up enforcement against drug dealing in the Tenderloin, Mid-Market, and South of Market, so families in these neighborhoods finally feel that they have rights to safe streets; and established a four-year strategic plan that will deploy 250 additional police officers to the streets by 2022 to address violent crime and property crime.
- Fought for record investments in quality-of-life needs, including more police foot patrol officers, 44 new neighborhood street cleaners across the city, five new staffed Pit Stop bathrooms, and $6 million for a dedicated street medicine team to help people suffering from addiction on the streets.
- Instituted a ‘quick-build’ policy to make immediate changes to dangerous corridors, including along Townsend Street, Taylor Street, and 6th Street, to protect pedestrians and bicyclists; and creating 20 miles of new, connected bike lanes across the City, moving San Francisco closer to achieving climate goals, and Vision Zero goals to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024.
There is still much work to be done, but with your support I know that we can continue to make a difference for ALL San Franciscans. <[link removed]>
I respectfully ask for your vote on November 5th.
Mayor London Breed
P.S. Early voting is open at the Department of Elections in City Hall each weekday from 8:00am-5:00pm; from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday beginning October 26th & 27th and November 2nd & 3rd. Mail your absentee ballot anytime through Election Day November 5, or drop at any polling location. Find your polling location here. <[link removed]>
London Breed for Mayor - 2352 Market St, Suite B, San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
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