Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Deserves A Second Term

By Wade Woods

RossMirkarimimug.jpgDuring his tenure as Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi has proved to be the most accessible public servant in the city.  A graduate of the San Francisco Police academy, Ross worked as an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, pursuing white-collar criminals before running successfully for District 5 (Western Addition/Haight) in 2004
Markarimi has been a fixture at Western Addition Community Advisory Council meetings, was the driving force behind bringing a One Stop Shop employment program to the Western Addition and has been of the community in it’s fights with the Redevelopment Agency. Some of Mirkarimi’s accomplishments during the last four years as District 5 Supervisors have been; Decline in violent crime by adding more foot patrols and community policing. Closed stagnant workforce programs and added new job programs. Passed legislation to increase affordable housing. Stopped unjust school closures and revived parent teacher associations. Defended against the closure of mental health bead at San Francisco General Hospital.   According  to Markarimi, During his second term, issues the Supervisor will be working on will include; revamping the city’s employment programs, including job training and placement. Fight for schooling funding to keep schools open. Push to make the city energy independent.  Markarimi is endorsed by former Mayor Willie Brown