Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.
The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California.
But living in uncertain times does not mean San Franciscans must live in fear.
We recognize that the arts are an essential part of San Francisco's cultural vitality.
Livable neighborhoods with a vibrant street life will stimulate our economic life as well.
Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street trees as much as other communities have.
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive.
During the 1990s, San Francisco lived through one of the most intense economic booms of its history.
Cultural tourism surveys consistently rate San Francisco's art industry as a core reason for visiting.
The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety.