Unfortunately, we know from recent Census data that San Francisco has the lowest percentage of children of any major city in our country. As a father of three young children, I have made it a top priority of my office to advance policies and projects that help to make San Francisco a more desirable place for families to live and raise their family in. Creating a city that is welcoming and encouraging to families will reap positive benefits for San Francisco for years to come. Some of my accomplishments in this area include:
- Marina Family Fest – I worked with the community and private industry to help secure sponsorship for the first and ongoing Marina Family Fest – an event where thousands of families show-up to enjoy family related activities and festivities. We’re looking at bringing the family fest citywide this year.
- Shared Schoolyards Project – Since my first year in office, I worked to privately raise funds to help open public schoolyards on the weekends citywide to create more open space and foster a greater sense of community – check out the project here: www.sfsharedschoolyard.org
- SFKids.org - I created a public/private partnership to redesign and revamp www.sfkids.org in order to provide a centralized online resource for families, to provide a go-to source for family resources and services in our City. I vividly remember spending countless hours growing up at Moscone Playground in the Marina and constantly using the Marina Library. San Francisco has a wealth of resources available for families, and I want to make sure every family is aware of them.