Honoring and Prioritizing Local Businesses

Honoring and Prioritizing Local Businesses

I oppose corporate chain stores in our neighborhoods.

San Franciscans demand and deserve to live in the unique urban environment that has evolved with a sense of culture and community with deep roots. By resisting the generic character that ubiquitous brands bring with them, we have been ahead of the curve by maintaining our identity and prosperity. Preserving neighborhood character by protecting the longstanding businesses and business owners that serve them is good for business and good for our quality of life.

I will expand opportunities for our neighborhood businesses beyond just awnings and photo-ops so that they may maintain their storefronts in these pressured times.

I am also opposed to opening new corporate marijuana dispensaries due to the unwanted boutique businesses they bring with them and the fact that they blight neighborhoods they have no attachment to. They are mini-Gentrification bombs. Instead, I will work to legislate prioritization of local delivery services and a revamp of the current city law to eliminate nuisance requirements and ensure the integrity of the local supply chain and tax revenue from sales of legal cannabis products.