Inclusivity. It's a pillar of San Francisco culture that I've always loved. For decades, San Francisco has been the destination of many journeys, the home that many sought when they could not find home elsewhere. Now, at a time when affording to live here is more difficult than ever before, Proposition S is a chance for San Francisco, and for us, to renew our commitment to being a home for all. For every artist. For every family.

This is personal to me on two levels - as an arts worker and as someone with family history in this city. I have seen many of my colleagues move away from San Francisco in order to continue their artwork, leaving local residency programs struggling to field applicants, and shrinking the number of opportunities that I and other SF residents have to witness live art. I have also come to know this city through the eyes of my grandfather, who has spent much time here in galleries, art studios, and walking the blocks of the city, and in doing so, I have come to know him and the city I call home in a unique and deep way. To know that we have thousands of families in San Francisco struggling to find shelter much less other aspects of home is to know that fewer and fewer grandchildren will have the opportunity to learn about San Francisco from their grandparents.

Join me in supporting Proposition S. Join me in making San Francisco the home for all that we wish it to be for ourselves.


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