My occupation is BART Director.
My qualifications are:
My entire public service career, I’ve rolled up my sleeves and made things happen.
As a newly elected BART Director, I was appalled by dirty, unsanitary conditions at 16th & Mission Plazas. BART’s Head of Operations denied my request for more custodians.
So I brought gloves and a broom and began cleaning the plazas myself. Supervisor Hillary Ronen joined me. Together, we swept weekly for four months. The public and media responded. BART’s leadership changed its tune - devoting more resources to clean busy SF Stations.
That’s how change happens.
Other accomplishments include:
• Established Ambassador Program to promote safety through trained, unarmed staff on trains and platforms.
• Expanded 50% youth discount from age 12 to 18.
• First-ever BART Pilot Low-Income Rider discount (20%)
• Developing plan to reimagine BART Police and address systemic racism
My 25 years in San Francisco City government helps ensure collaboration with BART on homelessness, safety and operations.
In this unprecedented time in BART’s history, we’re working to maintain public health and safety as ridership slowly recovers from the pandemic.
Endorsed by: Sierra Club, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Lateefah Simon, London Breed, David Campos, Mark Leno, Jane Kim, Dean Preston.
I ask for your vote.