Dufty reminds dignitaries on importance of on-site child care 

Before dignitaries went to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Transbay Terminal  on Wednesday, Supervisor Bevan Dufty reminded them of one thing missing from the gem of a project: on-site child care.

Dufty on Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would require city projects to at the very least study the feasibility of including child care facilities in the new buildings.

He cited a 2007 nexus study that The City has a severe shortage of child care spaces — roughly 17,828.
Child care is only available for 43 percent of parents in San Francisco’s labor force, according to the legislation.

The places where it’s hardest to find licensed child care is South of Market and downtown, Dufty said. “There will be even more demand in the future based on projected population growth,” he said.

“Any major investment in our city needs child care,” Dufty added.

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