San Francisco is a major metropolitan city at the forefront of urban/equity issues. We seek to maximize inclusion, diversity, and affordability in our bayside neighborhoods. The following represents our list of the core public policy issues the Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club is focused on. Each is led by a board member who oversees committees that help guide the club's discourse and official positions on matters impacting our communities.
San Francisco has a gross undersupply of housing at all income levels, and it’s crucial we grow the housing stock for all residents. Our primary goal is to support the building of more housing at all income levels, particularly affordable housing, and minimize displacement of our City's most vulnerable residents.
Our city should be investing in job training programs that prepare residents for jobs in the region’s fastest-growing industries and work with associated companies to increase local hiring. San Francisco should aim to increase employment opportunities for all its residents.
We should be aligning investments in education with the dynamics of the City’s changing population and the skills necessary to succeed in the future of work. This includes making sure the city is maintaining equity in public funding for schools across the City.
San Francisco should strive to reduce its carbon footprint and maximize our City’s resilience against climate change. This can be done by investing in green infrastructure/urban forestry to manage stormwater runoff and promote resiliency.
Our primary goal is to reduce reliance on personal cars to get around the City and increase public transit, pedestrian, and bicycle trips; while, ensuring residents and workers can efficiently reach their destinations.
and Quality of Life
San Francisco should have a goal of getting people housed, connected with services, and employed; while, improving the ability for residents, visitors, families and children to be able to walk, and live in our communities reasonably free from exposure to open drug dealing and crime. We should ensure equitable distribution of public parklands and meetings spaces throughout the city and promote adequate investment in maintenance and improvement of these public spaces.