Making Our Neighborhoods Safer
As a District 5 native, London knows how critical community policing is to everyone’s safety. When police develop relationships with the neighborhoods they serve, crime is prevented and those at risk are less likely to commit crime. That’s why London supports full funding for police academy classes to get more community police foot patrols on the street.
Speeding Up Ambulance Response Times
Taking action to reduce unacceptably long ambulance response times, London successfully fought to put dozens of new ambulances and medics on the streets, helping to reduce response times by over 26%.
Helping The Homeless Into Supportive Housing
London is working with “Take to the Streets” in the Haight to help the homeless move off the street and into supportive housing, while learning skills that will help them earn a living and move into permanent housing.
Creating More Affordable Housing
London and her roommate Ben Brown on the steps of their apartment.
A Lifelong Tenant
A District 5 native, London Breed is a lifelong tenant who was raised by her grandmother in Plaza East public housing. As a tenant, London knows first hand the uncertainty people are living with.
London is making it her priority to protect rent control and protect tenants against Ellis Act evictions, while working to create more affordable housing through her legislation prioritizing neighborhood residents for the affordable units in their community.
She wrote legislation creating the highest affordable housing requirements in San Francisco history for the Divisadero and Fillmore corridors, and is near completion on a comprehensive District 5 Housing Blueprint, that will preserve existing housing and create new affordable units.
Modernizing Muni And Improving Reliability
London understands that residents count on Muni to get them where they need to go on-time and safely. That’s why she led the Board of Supervisors’ effort to replace hundreds of outdated Muni buses with modern, clean vehicles, and replace and expand Muni’s entire train fleet.
London stopped Muni’s attempt to remove 6 Parnassus service from the Ashbury Heights/Upper Haight neighborhood, and increased the 71 service along Haight Street, while helping launch the 5 Limited, now called 5 Rapid, which has increased bus service by 33% during morning commute, sped travel times, reduced collisions, and encouraged thousands of new riders to take the 5.
Protecting Our Bike Riders
London secured $9 million to improve traffic flow and safety along the Octavia corridor, helped complete the protected bike lanes along Oak and Fell Streets, and is implementing transportation and safety redesign projects in Hayes Valley.
Protecting Our Environmental Health
Fighting For Clean Energy And Affordable Rates
After 12 years of infighting and delays, London Breed launched San Francisco’s clean energy program CleanPowerSF, the single most effective step the City can take to combat climate change. CleanPowerSF is projected to cut 941,000 tons of CO2 every year.
Keeping Toxic Pharmaceuticals Out Of Our Water
London authored and passed 3rd-in-the-nation legislation to provide safe, convenient disposal of unwanted medications, a program that has already kept over 32 tons of pharmaceuticals out of the Bay or landfill.