The Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) works closely with our elected and appointed officials to ensure parks and open space are a priority at City Hall. Electing a “Park Friendly” Mayor who values neighborhood parks, open spaces and recreation facilities for all San Franciscans and understands the challenges facing our park system is essential for our city. With the help of our dedicated community volunteers San Francisco’s parks are the cornerstone of every neighborhood but it is with the support of our new Mayor that our parks can continue to thrive.
About the NPC’s Rating System
NPC recognizes candidates as “Park Friendly” who not only demonstrate a love and appreciation of parks, but also knowledge of how parks in San Francisco function and specific challenges the system faces. Park management in such a geographically-limited, resource-scarce environment is very challenging and NPC looks to all of San Francisco’s elected officials to be informed, collaborative and community-minded as we work together
to ensure neighborhood parks are clean, safe and fun.
Candidates are identified as “Park Champions” if they complete both the declaration and questionnaire with answers that exhibit an in depth knowledge of our parks system and provided exceptional and detailed answers to the questionnaire.
Park Friendly and Park Champion Candidates
|Candidate||Submitted Questionnaire||Signed Declaration||Park Friendly Rating|
|Jeff Adachi||Yes||No||Park Friendly|
|Michela Alioto-Pier||Yes||No||Park Friendly|
|John Avalos||Yes||No||Park Friendly|
|Terry Joan Baum||Yes||Yes||Park Friendly|
|David Chiu||Yes||Yes||Park Champion|
|Bevan Dufty||Yes||Yes||Park Champion|
|Tony Hall||Yes||Yes||Park Friendly|
|Dennis Herrera||Yes||Yes||Park Friendly|
|Joanna Rees||Yes||Yes||Park Friendly|
|Phil Ting||Yes||Yes||Park Friendly|
|Leland Yee||Yes||Yes||Park Champion|
|Unable to Rate|
|Edwin Lee||No||No||Unable to rate|