The arts can play a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, using and improving vacant space, bringing new jobs and new sense of opportunity, and improving public safety by generating more foot traffic and more eyes on the street.

-Gavin Newsom
Gavin Newsom

San Franciscans know we live in the most beautiful city in the world, a jewel on the edge of the Golden Gate

Gavin Newsom
I'm sick to my stomach.
Gavin Newsom

The extremes are we have over 550 people in San Francisco earning over $100,000 a year, ... Principally, that's based on the ability to generate upwards of 90 percent of their salary in overtime expenditures.

Gavin Newsom
You know we're the only city -- I think we're the only big city in America ... there may be an exception or two ... that women are running the Police Department, Fire Department and our emergency services. That's why I feel so safe. And I'll tell you why. Women put their egos aside. You get these guys in uniform, all of a sudden it's their way or no way.
Gavin Newsom

Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's art industry as a core reason for visiting

Gavin Newsom
San Francisco businesses face many challenges, including high rents, regulatory burdens, and the rising cost of workers compensation insurance and employee health plans
Gavin Newsom

I feel strongly and passionately about this, ... I don't know where the governor stands.

Gavin Newsom
As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional
Gavin Newsom

I never, ever considered an evacuation strategy in San Francisco that would require the entire city to evacuate, ... I'd have to have five aircraft carriers collecting dust waiting off the coast.

Gavin Newsom
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear. Gavin Ne