(KTSF by Sean Au)
One day after his inauguration as San Francisco’s first Chinese-American Mayor, Ed Lee made an important decision by appointing Christina Olague, President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, to his Board of Supervisors. In addition to her position at the San Francisco Planning Committee, Olague is currently the Senior Housing Action Coordinator at the Senior Action Network, which represents over 30,000 seniors and persons with disabilities from 150 organizations. She has been a long time advocate for improved housing conditions for seniors and low-income families.
Olague will take the place of Ross Mirkarimi, who was elected Sheriff and resigned a year before his term as District 5 Supervisor was up. District 5 includes Haight Ashbury, Western Addition, and Japantown. Concerning her appointment, Olague says, ”There are many complex issues, including the creation of good paying jobs, which I think should be one of the top priorities, and I am sure is a concern for many of the constituents in District 5.”
Mayor Lee says, “I know she cares about these neighborhoods, smart economic policy, and public safety. We share the same values, and we both came from backgrounds in fighting for the rights of tenants and immigrants.” Board President David Chu adds, “I think she is an excellent choice. She is someone who reflects the values of District 5, someone who is familiar with the neighborhood, and also, someone who has been working on citywide issues for a long time. I look forward to working with her.”
Christina Olague’s appointed term is one year.
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