Director of Special Projects
Housing and transportation advocacy in San Francisco
Annie Fryman focuses on passing ambitious local laws and programs in housing and transportation in San Francisco. She has spent her last 8 years working in San Francisco and the State Capitol, with a career spanning architecture, public policy, and housing development. Annie led housing, transportation, and land use policy for Scott Wiener at the Board of Supervisors and California State Senate, passing bills focused on streamlining housing permitting, increasing local and regional housing goals, waiving environmental reviews for sustainable transportation projects, and mandating best-in-class safe streets infrastructure on urban sections of the state highway system.
In addition to her work in public policy, Annie has also had to navigate policy as a practitioner in the field. She began her career as an architectural designer, primarily working to retrofit San Francisco's soft-story buildings for earthquake resiliency and convert garages to accessory dwelling units. Most recently, Annie worked at housing startup Abodu, where she worked to speed up building permit times in California's suburbs and major cities by training city officials on new state laws that impact permitting for factory-built housing and detached accessory dwelling units.