Four new supervisors sworn in to office Sunday

By : sfexaminer – excerpt

Four new additions to the Board of Supervisors were sworn in to office Sunday, and each spoke to what they’ll bring to the table in San Francisco’s often contentious lawmaking body. Sandra Lee Fewer in District 1, Hillary Ronen in District 9, Ahsha Safai in District 11 and Jeff Sheehy in District 8 were all sworn in Sunday…

After she was sworn in, Fewer said “I see you” to families struggling to make ends meet, but also corporate interests trying to flood local elections with money.  We are not a district who does not want to see change,” Fewer told the crowd, “but we want to remain a neighborhood as we change.”…

“There are challenges,” Sheehy said, including evictions, especially startling because “We’re The City of St. Francis.” Sheehy also spoke to battling Trump, and protecting existing rights for LGBT people across The City, as well as medical coverage for everyone…

On stage after being sworn in, Safai said as supervisor-elect he met with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, who he said mainly wanted to convince him to approve a contract to purchase more buses.  Safai said that few supervisors ever turned down such contracts. Instead, he told them he wanted to “talk about parking, talk about slowing traffic down.” His constituents in District 11, which includes the Excelsior and Crocker Amazon, strongly prioritize a need for more parking…

Ronen, the District 9 supervisor, was sworn in by District Attorney George Gascon and Public Defender Jeff Adachi together at Mission Neighborhood Centers in the Mission District.  Uniting the two officials — both often on opposite sides of the criminal justice system — was intentional, she said, to show the need for a justice system that works for everyone. “The thing is about progressives in San Francisco,” she said, “our fundamental fight, is we want to shift wealth and power from the ultra rich and corporate elite to the majority of people.”… (more)

i think we should be cautiously optimistic as we look at the new Supervisors. They appear to be listening to the constituents and that is what we want from them. Their attention and their service that they pledged to provide to us. Be sure to meet them and their aides and let them know what your concerns are. See you at City Hall.

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