Invest in All of Our Communities

We need to work together, in every community, and have honest conversations about what it will take for everyone in our City to be safe. We need to stand up for the radical notion that safety belongs to all of us – not the province of the few, designated by zip code. But, we must also make clear that safety does not mean we lock everyone up, build more prisons, separate families, and throw people away. As District Attorney, I will bring together women, families, LGBTQ stakeholders, community organizations, law enforcement, city agencies and more to collectively build a San Francisco that will actually make us safer.

  • Invest in Neighborhood Prosecutors who will work collaboratively with community members and law enforcement to address crimes that erode our collective sense of safety in each community
  • Hire Alternative Sentencing Planners to work with prosecutors to design individualized sentences intended to break the cycle of recidivism
  • End the finger-pointing of government agencies blaming one another and instead adopt a problem-solving approach to issues facing our neighborhoods
  • Partner with community members, community-based organizations, and city agencies to implement innovative community-led solutions to address the social and economic factors that detract from our collective safety
  • The best way to address crime and violence is to prevent it in the first place

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A City that is safe for all.

Pedestrian and cyclist deaths are preventable. Let’s make it happen. I am lucky enough to have grown up all over our beautiful city. My mom was a renter and that meant we lived everywhere from the Richmond District to Bernal Heights. I remember in 4th grade having a...

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Establishing a Civil Rights Unit

Our criminal justice system is deeply tainted by racially disparate outcomes. Tom and I are raising our three daughters and have always told them that if they work hard and play by the rules, they can achieve anything. But time and time again, top headlines in the...

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