Katy Tang was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee to serve on the Board of Supervisors as the District Four representative in February of 2013.
Katy previously served as Supervisor Carmen Chu’s Legislative Aide for over five years, drafting legislation to create neighborhood commercial districts for District Four business corridors, increasing 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.
As Legislative Aide, Katy served as an adviser on policy issues before the Board of Supervisors, analyzed legislation, served as lead staff in developing the City’s first two-year budget that balanced a $6.8 billion annual City budget and closed budget shortfalls of $380 million, and worked with District Four neighbors and businesses to implement community improvement projects, including the completion of a pilot Storefront Improvement Project on Noriega and Taraval streets that improved 15 neighborhood businesses and created a model for small businesses citywide. Katy also spearheaded efforts to assist small businesses in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, helping to create access for all San Franciscans while also protecting businesses.
Katy also served in Mayor Gavin Newsom’s administration in the Office of Public Policy & Finance where she led neighborhood involvement efforts in the development of the City’s first Community Justice Center, in addition to her work assisting with development of the City’s budget.
Keeping San Francisco family-friendly, improving Muni service, encouraging economic development, enhancing pedestrian and public safety, and ensuring fiscal accountability are among her top priorities.
Katy grew up in the Outer Sunset District and attended neighborhood grammar, middle and high schools.