Katy Tang was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee to serve on the Board of Supervisors as the District 4 representative in February 2013, and then elected in November 2013.
As District 4 Supervisor, Katy has worked on a number of issues to improve the quality of life for residents. 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; introduced legislation unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors to provide our city with additional enforcement tools over massage establishments serving as potential fronts for human trafficking; launched the city’s first Front Yard Ambassador Program to assist residents with front yard landscaping installations and to divert 30,000 gallons of rainwater from the city’s sewer system in the first phase of the program; and initiated efforts with the Planning Department to identify land use opportunity sites with the Sunset District to address the city’s housing challenges.
Katy is a member of the San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking, where she works with city agencies and partners to end human trafficking through education, outreach, advocacy, and supporting human trafficking survivors. She also works closely with the Ocean Beach Master Plan steering committee, where she has been engaging with city agencies and partners to implement recommendations for a more sustainable future on San Francisco’s Pacific Coast.
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.
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.