Hi! I’m Sonja Trauss, 

I’m running for election in November 2018 to represent District 6 on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors.

I’m committed to converting our car-centric South of Market neighborhoods to people-centric neighborhoods, and preserving the Tenderloin as SF's most economically diverse neighborhood.

San Francisco has long been a place of opportunity and of refuge: a livable, welcoming city with unique values and commitments.

Whether you’ve been here for generations or you’re just starting a new stage of your life, my pledge is to advocate for you and your needs in the spirit of our city -- humanity, tolerance, openness, and respect.

I hope you'll join our campaign - I look forward to seeing you out in the neighborhood!

Sonja Named to Politico’s Top 50 to Watch List

Housing costs have bedeviled cities and towns for years, but the problem is fast becoming a crisis—especially in places driving America’s economic growth, like San Francisco and Boston. Since 2011, home prices nationwide have risen more than twice as fast as household incomes. When taxpayers have to subsidize rents just so city employees can live where they work and Facebook starts getting into the homebuilding business, something isn’t right.

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    Protecting Neighborhood Serving Business

    As San Francisco changes, we have to be thoughtful about the needs of existing residents. In particular, the city should carefully consider how to ensure that long term residents can continue to access essential services like groceries and laundry facilitates.

    Laundromats are an essential neighborhood serving businesses and the city is losing them steadily, often for reasons beyond the city’s control. People who don’t have their own in-unit laundry services - and will never get them because the building they live in is too old - rely on neighborhood laundromats.

    Tomorrow the Planning Commission will be considering an application for discretionary review that I filed. The landlords of Little Hollywood laundromat are asking for a change of use permit, so that Little Hollywood Laundromat can be turned into a restaurant.

    I'm asking the Planning Commission to oppose this proposed change of use, because closing the laundromat would be a hardship for the residents that rely on it and use it.

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