Katy Tang

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Katy Tang
Member of the
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
from the 4th district
In office
February 27, 2013 – January 8, 2019
MayorLondon Breed
Preceded byCarmen Chu
Succeeded byGordon Mar
President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
In office
December 1, 2014 – January 8, 2015
MayorEd Lee
Preceded byDavid Chiu
Succeeded byLondon Breed
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Residence(s)San Francisco, California
Alma materUniversity of California, Davis (BA)
University of San Francisco (JD)
WebsiteBoard of Supervisors District 4 website

Katy Tang (Chinese: 湯凱蒂; pinyin: Tāng Kǎidì) is a former American elected official in San Francisco, California. She served as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing Supervisorial District 4.[1]

District 4 includes the neighborhoods of Central Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside, Outer Parkside, and Pine Lake Park.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Tang was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in February 2013 and then elected in two subsequent elections in November 2013 and November 2014.[3]

On November 18, 2014, the Board of Supervisors elected Tang to be the Interim President of the Board of Supervisors until the Board selected a President after the appointment of a new Supervisor for District 3 to replace outgoing Assembly member-elect David Chiu.[4] She was succeeded by London Breed after an election on January 8, 2015.[5]


· HOME-SF — Local version of the State Density Bonus Law, which provides incentives for creation of low and middle-income housing units citywide. Passed in 2017, with subsequent changes in 2018.[6][7]

· Lactation in the Workplace / Family Friendly Ordinance — Strongest lactation in the workplace policy in the country when passed in 2017. Requires employers to have lactation policy, provide employees breaks & location for lactation, creation of lactation spaces in new buildings, and sets minimum standards for lactation accommodations.[8][9] Led to creation and passage of SB 937, sponsored by State Senator Scott Wiener in 2018 for same standards to apply across the state.[10]

· Zero Emission Vehicles — Mandated that half of city government light-duty vehicle fleet parked on city property to be zero emission vehicles by 2022. Also co-sponsored ordinance with Mayor Ed Lee to require new construction to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure.[11][12]

· Food Service Waste Reduction — Legislation prohibits usage and sale of plastic straws in San Francisco, requires that food service ware accessories be provided only upon request or at self-service stations, and requires that large events with over 100 people on City property provide at least 10% reusable beverage cups.[13][14]

· Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Program Reform — Amendment to City's existing ADU program to make permitting process more streamlined and for residents to add more housing units in an affordable manner.[15]

· Flexible Retail — Created new "Flexible Retail" use under the San Francisco Planning Code to allow for multi-use retail and co-location of businesses to better support local businesses and prevent vacancies. Flexible Retail is currently permitted within Supervisorial Districts 1, 4, 5, 10, and 11.[16][17]

· Arts Funding — Initiative ordinance approved by voters at November 2018 election to ensure stable arts funding and investments citywide.[18][19]

Political career[edit]

On Tuesday June 12, 2018 Katy Tang announced that she would not run for reelection for another term on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and was succeeded by Gordon Mar.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Katy Tang — District 4". SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. ^ "Supervisor Tang - About | Board of Supervisors". Sfbos.org. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  3. ^ "Katy Tang — District 4". SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  4. ^ Marisa Lagos (November 18, 2014). "SF supervisors elect Katy Tang as interim president". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ Lagos, Marisa (January 9, 2015). "London Breed elected president of S.F. Board of Supervisors". SFGate.com. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Legislation Text - File 150969". SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Bergthold, Garrett (July 20, 2017). "Katy Tang: A Fighter for Housing". Beyond Chron. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Legislation Text - File 170240". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Johnson, Lizzie. "SF may require breastfeeding-friendly workplaces". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Thadani, Trisha. "Bill would expand breastfeeding-friendly workplaces to all of California". San Francisco Chronicle.
  11. ^ "Legislation Text - File 171210". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Proposed law would require more EV charging in new development". Bay City News. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Legislation Text - File 180519". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors.
  14. ^ Thadani, Trisha. "No more slurping through plastic straws in San Francisco". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Legislation Text - 180268". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors.
  16. ^ "Legislation Text - File 180806". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors.
  17. ^ Sabatini, Josh (September 17, 2018). "SF shops could share space to survive changing retail market". San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "Legislation Text - File 180122". www.sfbos.org. SF Board of Supervisors. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  19. ^ Veltman, Chloe (August 1, 2018). "S.F. Board of Supervisors Votes to Put Hotel Tax Arts Measure on November Ballot". KQED News. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  20. ^ "SF Supervisor Katy Tang says she's not running for re-election in November". Sfchronicle.com. June 13, 2018. Retrieved December 26, 2018.

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