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

It's the old adage, 'Nothing ventured, nothing gained, ... While this is unique, we consider ourselves unique.

Gavin Newsom
You don't hire those positions. You get the money that was set aside, for over time costs.
Gavin Newsom

We're reacting to the president's decision to use this as a wedge issue to divide people. I think what he's doing is wrong. It's hurtful,

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

My heart is heavy, ... I respectfully disagree with the Supreme Court's decision, but I respect the court and will respect the order.

Gavin Newsom
This is real. This is about basic, fundamental rights. It's about laying a foundation of equality for everybody, and he missed a golden opportunity to stand on history and to do something that is noble and appropriate. By no means was this a profile in courage. What a wasted moment for his administration.
Gavin Newsom

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital, vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy, as well as open space in the city.

Gavin Newsom
If you distill the essence of everything, what life is about, every single one of us is given a short moment in time on this planet, and we all have one universal need and desire, and that is to be loved and to love.
Gavin Newsom

I'm opposed to this initiative on every level because it hurts the priorities our community cares most about,

Gavin Newsom
As Mayor, I will lead city government, businesses, and community groups to support innovative projects that will make San Francisco streets and public places vibrant and healthy