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Hearing on Russian Divestment

San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8

4/11/14 -- Yesterday, I held a hearing to encourage the San Francisco Retirement System to explore divesting from any Russian holdings, in light of the extreme anti-LGBT laws that have put in place there. The amount of money SFERS has invested in Russia is small (about .16%), so hopefully there is a way to divest while still maintaining fidiciuary responsibility to current and future retirees. San Francisco should not be associated with a government that is using laws to criminalize LGBT people. 

Board of Supervisors Passes Castro In-Law Legislation

San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8

4/9/14 --Addressing our housing affordability crisis requires a wide range of solutions, including efforts to expand new housing opportunities. Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed my legislation to create new in-law units in the Castro. The legislation will allow property owners in the Castro neighborhood to add one or two in-law units (depending on the size of the building) in order to increase the neighborhood's housing supply.

Calling for Hearing on Funding HIV Service Cuts

San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 8

4/8/14 -- Today at the Board of Supervisors meeting, I will call for a hearing on the federal funding shortfalls for HIV services, and how the city proposes to backfill these cuts in the upcoming budget. Ensuring continuity of services for those living with or at-risk for HIV has been one of my top priorities.