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Making Sure All San Franciscans Can Succeed

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.