After spending more than a year in our community talking with neighbors about their hopes, concerns and frustrations, I learned there’s no challenge that can’t be solved if we all work together and remain steadfast to our values.
Our neighborhoods have always been defined by the simple kindness of strangers -- where neighbors look out for one another, where if you work hard you can build a better life for you and your family, a welcoming community made stronger by our diversity.
This page will keep you updated on our common efforts. The City is counting on each of us to pay attention, be informed, make our voices heard and look out for one
another in this rapidly changing time.
The fight continues and the best is yet to come!
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Ben’s family arrived in San Francisco with the wave of Southern Italian immigrants around the turn of the century. His folks eventually settled in Forest Hill, where he was raised as a fifth generation San Franciscan.
While attending Saint Ignatius College Preparatory, Ben earned an internship with the San Francisco Ethics Commission, where he filed lobbyist reports and became concerned about the role of special interest money in elections.
For nearly a decade, Ben worked with entrepreneurs rebuilding vital infrastructure in war-torn countries in Africa and Latin America. He knew he could use this infrastructure building experience to benefit his hometown and accepted a position created to tackle a sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities. Joining the City to oversee the Vision Zero plan to improve street safety, Ben cut red tape and delivered more than 13 miles of street safety improvements on time and under budget.