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San Francisco is pleased to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit this November. As the Bay Area welcomes dignitaries and economic leaders from all over the globe to experience the beautiful city of San Francisco, security for the summit will create both transit and traffic closures and changes. We want to make sure you are informed and make the necessary preparations to ensure that it does not negatively affect your commute.

Dear Neighbor,

Now is the time to sign up for health coverage.

Between November 1, 2023, and January 31, 2024, you have a critical opportunity to secure quality health insurance through Covered California.

The Open Enrollment period is now open and will run until January 31.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, federal funding ensured continuous Medi-Cal coverage. However, this requirement ended on April 1, 2023. An estimated 2 to 3 million Californians will need to enroll in alternate sources of coverage.

Hello Neighbor:

Come join your friends, neighbors, Assemblymember Diane Papan, and me for a casual conversation over coffee.

Meet your neighbors and share your thoughts on community and state legislative matters important to you. The event is Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Philz Coffee (East Patio), 2248 Westborough Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080. Coffee/tea will be provided at no expense to taxpayers.

I spent last Saturday at the Children’s Creativity Museum in SOMA, breaking ground on a much-needed capital improvement project. I secured $800,000 in state funding to help build a new learning lab, upgrade its performing arts theater, and improve the entrance for better access.

Hello Neighbor:

Come join your friends, neighbors and me for a casual conversation over coffee.

Meet your neighbors and share your thoughts on community and state legislative matters important to you. The event is Monday, October 23, 2023, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Blackbird Bookstore, 4541 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122. Coffee/tea will be provided at no expense to taxpayers.

To RSVP, visit: ASMDC.ORG/CJ/1023COFFEE For more information, please call my District Office at (415) 557-2312

I hope you had a great weekend. I spent my Saturday at the Children’s Creativity Museum in SOMA, breaking ground on a much-needed capital improvement project. I secured $800,000 in state funding to help build a new learning lab, upgrade its performing arts theater, and improve the entrance for better access.

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Hello Neighbor:

Come join your neighbors and me for a casual conversation over free coffee or tea.

Meet your neighbors and share your thoughts on community and state legislative matters important to you. The event is Tuesday, October 17, 2023, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at La Boulangerie de San Francisco (1000 Cole St., San Francisco CA 94117). Coffee/tea will be provided at no expense to taxpayers.

Hello Neighbor:

Come join your friends, neighbors and me for a casual conversation over coffee.

Meet your neighbors and share your thoughts on community and state legislative matters important to you. The event is Tuesday, October 17, 2023, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at La Boulangerie de San Francisco (1000 Cole St., San Francisco CA 94117). Coffee/tea will be provided at no expense to taxpayers.

Thank you to everyone who attended my Community Breakfast last month to get an update on my 2023 accomplishments and to share ideas about next year’s priorities. There are more opportunities to connect!

My next event is my annual bike safety fair, which is Saturday, October 21 at Grattan Elementary. The fun starts at 10 a.m. I will also make a special announcement about state funding I secured to help increase interest in active transportation among our youth. I can’t wait to tell you about it.

Videos shown on news outlets and social media have captured large groups of thieves stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise in a matter of minutes. This crime can be devastating to the business, traumatic for workers, and unsafe for shoppers. The loss often leads to higher prices for consumers.

To help crack down on these brazen smash-and-grabs, the state is stepping in with funding I championed with Governor Newsom. Nearly $270 million in grants have been made available to law enforcement, making this California’s largest single investment to combat organized retail crime.

Join me at my Community Breakfast at the California Academy of Sciences on Saturday, September 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. We’ll meet on the East Patio to discuss my recent legislation and the many highlights of this year’s state budget. For our district, I was able to secure $20 million for several community projects throughout San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

In 2021, I successfully championed AB 1452, which allows San Francisco to pay lower-income jurors a higher stipend in criminal trials. The two-year pilot program is testing whether raising the daily rate from $15 to $100 would diversify juries. Studies show when juries are more reflective of the communities they serve, they spend more time in deliberations and are less likely to presume guilt, which help defendants get a fair trial.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Seventh Annual Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival last weekend, which I co-hosted with District One Supervisor Connie Chan! It was a great success, and I enjoyed bringing our community together.

My office is hosting many more Saturday events this fall, so we can discuss my work in Sacramento. Please visit my website to RSVP for any one or all of these events.

You may also click on each date below for more information and/or to sign up to attend.

September is Bay Area Transit Month, a time we celebrate the vital role public transportation has in our lives and our economy. I marked the occasion by joining San Francisco Transit Riders today for a ride-along on Muni from West Portal to Civic Center.

Bay Area Transit Month

As thousands of students settle in to college life, I marvel at how our recent state budget moves are paying off for California students at our public universities. More in-state students are attending because of funding increases to colleges, financial aid programs, and housing.