Our City is working to actively change the political
dynamic in San Francisco. We have reached a key turning
point for making this happen. Power
has been shifting strongly away from a handful of
individuals and big downtown businesses that used to
wield excessive influence over local decision making. We
are organizing to continue shifting that power into the
hands of the people and local neighborhoods.
In the year 2000, with the return of district
Franciscans voted into office a progressive
majority on the Board of Supervisors. In 2003,
Gonzalez’s Green Party mayoral bid, which nearly
succeeded against a powerful Downtown machine, further energized
local elections and launched a new political movement in
the city. Organizers from the Gonzalez for Mayor campaign founded Our City in 2004 as part of that new movement.
From 2004 to 2020, voters have consistently returned a progressive majority to the Board, despite Downtown’s massively funded efforts to re-entrench corporate and developer control of City government. The Board has passed pivotal legislation each year to protect and revitalize San Francisco, and take it back from the 1%. Step by step, grassroots action is transforming the city we love into one we can be even more proud of.
But the movement for lasting change in
Our City was founded to
do this crucial work. But we
need your help. Each person who gets involved adds new
energy to a growing people's movement that will transform