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Good Government Awards 2019: Kate Conner Creates Innovative Ways to Approve Housing

The 2019 Good Government Awards, held on March 6, recognized outstanding job performance of those serving the City and County of San Francisco.


In a time when the city and the state are setting ambitious new mandates to streamline the notoriously slow pace of housing development, Kate Conner has risen to the challenge, creating innovative new avenues to approve housing with unprecedented speed and certainty.

As a direct result of Kate’s leadership, San Francisco is leading the state in the implementation of Senate Bill 35, which requires cities to prioritize and streamline residential development projects with at least 50 percent affordable housing.

Her knack for bringing together the right groups of people — and her light yet purposeful touch in getting things done — has to led countless successes for the city, from the Accessory Dwelling Unit Program to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance and much more.


2019 Good Government Awards: Kate Conner, Principal Planner/Complex Projects Manager, from SPUR on Vimeo.


2019 winners also include:

Gigi Whitley Transforms San Francisco's Approach to Homelessness

SF Prepared Team Keeps Disaster Support Services Running

Diane Oshima Helps Build a World-Class Waterfront

Child Support Services Team Pilots a New Approach to Collecting Child Support