While the recent upturn in our economy has lifted up some segments of our city, not everyone has benefited. David championed innovative policies to make sure that San Francisco remains a city that anyone can call home.
- Addressed the plight of struggling low-income homeowners during the recent mortgage crisis by increasing public investment in financial institutions with responsible mortgage foreclosure policies.
- Established California's first publicly funded program to recruit, train and manage pro bono attorneys to represent unaccompanied children from Central America and other immigrants in deportation proceedings.
- Stewarding corporate social responsibility by making San Francisco the first city in the country to provide city-contracting preferences to socially responsible companies or “benefit corporations.”
- Established San Francisco as the first city in the country to support the right to counsel in civil legal cases for low-income individuals.
- Authored the city’s Language Access Ordinance, so that critical city agencies are required to provide language-accessible services to the 40 percent of San Franciscans who speak another language.