My occupation is Attorney / Teacher.
My qualifications are:
Moved to San Francisco in 1960. Raised in Haight- Ashbury. Resident of Sunset District and homeowner since 1993 (25 years). Married to Larry (retired union electrician and SFSU engineering lecturer) since 1990. Enjoy reading, politics, policy analysis, gardening, dancing, animals.
Graduated San Francisco State University (B.A. Liberal Arts, Kindergarten-12 teaching credential, M.A. English - TESOL), and Hastings College of the Law.
Attorney for 21 years, representing both injured workers and insurance companies; volunteer pro tem judge. Small business owner (my law firm). ESL teacher. Waitress during high school and college. Worked for federal government during and after law school.
Member of Toastmasters International, Museo ItaloAmericano Board of Directors, SFSU Friends of the Library, Taraval Police Station Police Community Relations Forum. NERT certified.
As Supervisor, I will:
Put your interests first!
Bring a mature, rational, considered point of view to issues.
Encourage balanced discussion of issues concerning residents (public health and safety, crime, jobs, congestion, development, housing, education, environment, homeless, mental health, substance abuse, drugs, needles, traffic, parking, MUNI, trash dumping).
Engage with residents and community leaders to find practical and fair solutions to problems.
Tackle tough issues.
Stop repeating failed strategies and expecting different results.
Stop wasting tax dollars!
Lou Ann Bassan