Newly inaugurated District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim wasted little time to take up issues, introducing two hearing requests during her first Tuesday board meeting. One hearing will address the problems of bed bugs and the other pedestrian safety in the South of Market neighborhood.
“As many of you know [bed bugs are] a very large issue across San Francisco and in particular in District 6, anywhere from low-income housing to very expensive hotels,” Kim said.
And amid the growing tensions between progressives and moderates, and political upheaval, Kim used the moment to honor left progressives, who have made their mark by supporting tenant rights.
“I want to acknowledge a number of tenant advocates who have been working on this issue previous to me being on this board,” Kim said, referencing her predecessor Chris Daly and the progressive frontrunner she just beat during her election campaign, Debra Walker, who sits on the Department of Building Inspection.