|Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from District 4
February 27, 2013
|Preceded by||Carmen Chu|
|President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors|
December 1, 2014 – January 8, 2015
|Preceded by||David Chiu|
|Succeeded by||London Breed|
|Residence||San Francisco, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Davis (BA)
University of San Francisco (JD)
|Website||Board of Supervisors District 4 website|
Katy Tang (Chinese: 湯凱蒂; pinyin: Tāng Kǎidì) is an American elected official in San Francisco, California. She serves as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing Supervisorial District 4.
Early life and education
Tang was born in New York to immigrant parents from Taiwan. She grew up in the Sunset District, attended Lowell High School, and graduated from University of California, Davis with a double B.A. in 3 years. She is also a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Tang was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in February 2013 and then elected in two subsequent elections in November 2013 and November 2014.
Prior to serving as Supervisor, Tang worked as former District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu’s Legislative Aide for over five years, drafting legislation to create neighborhood commercial districts for District 4 business corridors, increasing housing protections for victims of domestic violence, streamlining complex City contracting processes, facilitating prompt payment to City contractors, and instituting increased penalties for crimes committed in and around public transit. She also served in Mayor Gavin Newsom’s administration in the Office of Public Policy & Finance, where she worked on community outreach for development of the City’s first Community Justice Center, in addition to her work assisting with development of the City’s budget.
On the Board of Supervisors, Tang has advocated for supporting housing opportunities for middle-income families. In partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development, Tang helped launch the “Home Match” program, which pairs homeowners with low-income home seekers as a way to address San Francisco’s housing shortage with existing housing stock.
Tang spearheaded a Charter Amendment passed by voters in November 2015 that enhanced San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave policy and sponsored legislation unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors to improve lactation support for new mothers returning to work. She has also worked with the city’s Shelter Monitoring Committee to prevent victims of domestic violence from being denied shelter services.
As an animal rights advocate, Tang worked to ensure that the city will build a new animal shelter that will adequately serve the needs of the animals and the employees who work there. She also hosts an adoption event in her office each year in partnership with SF Animal Care & Control. In 2015, Tang sponsored legislation to ban the performance of wild or exotic animals in San Francisco for entertainment purposes.
Tang’s office hosts a District 4 Youth Job Fair each year to pair students with local Sunset businesses. She spearheaded the first ever district-wide strategic planning effort, called the Sunset District Blueprint, to identify short-term and long-term initiatives to improve the neighborhood, and launched the city’s first Front Yard Ambassador Program to assist residents with front yard landscaping installations and to divert rainwater from the city’s sewer system.
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