SAN FRANCISCO—Mayor Edwin Lee announced on Tuesday, February 26 that Katy Tang will assume the vacate seat by District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu, who is being sworn in as San Francisco’s newest Assessor-Recorder, as stated in a press release from the Mayor’s website. District 4 consists of neighborhoods that include Sunset and Parkside.
“I am very proud to appoint Katy Tang as the new Supervisor for District Four to continue the good work and leadership that Carmen Chu has provided for so many years,” said Mayor Lee. “As a lifelong resident of the district who has worked alongside Carmen Chu on all the key projects and concerns facing the district, I know Katy will be a strong advocate for the District’s families and small businesses and be a great Supervisor for San Francisco.”
Tang attended Lowell High School and has a B.A. from the University of California at Davis. She is also fluent in Mandarin. She has served as a Legislative Aide to Supervisor Carmen Chu for more than five years and was responsible for drafting legislation to develop Neighborhood Commercial Districts for District 4 business corridors. That legislation also increased protection for victims of domestic violence, strengthened complex City contracting processes, facilitating prompt payment to City contractors and instituting increased penalties for crimes committed in and around public transit.
Tang also held responsibilities of advising Supervisor Chu on policy issues before the Board of Supervisors, analyzing legislation and she served as lead staff in developing the City’s first two-year budget that balanced a $6.8 million annual City budget and closed the shortfalls of $380 million. She also worked in District 4 neighborhoods and businesses to assist in improvements to community projects, which included the completion of a pilot Storefront Project on Noriega and Taraval streets that revitalized 15 neighborhood businesses and created a model for small companies throughout the city. Tang was also instrumental in assisting small businesses to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements to create access for all citizens of San Francisco and to protect businesses.
Before working alongside District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu, Tang worked under Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Administration in the Office of Public Policy and Finance where she was involved in neighborhood involvement efforts to create the city’s first Community Justice Center.
By LaDale Anderson